Understanding Shakespeare: his sources

United Kingdom, 1971

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Designed to show how Shakespeare’s plays grew out of many elements available to him, elements that he fused together and developed in an unparalleled way. Shows the background of Elizabethan London. Includes extracts from Julius Caesar, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet, performed by members of St George’s Elizabethan Theatre Company.

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George Murcell

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Gateway Educational Films


W. Hugh Baddeley



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