Understanding Shakespeare: his sources

United Kingdom, 1971

Film
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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.

Credits

production company

Gateway Educational Films

producer

George Murcell

Duration

00:20:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1971

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011323

Language

English

Subject categories

Drama

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Acting - Study and teaching

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Drama - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Literature → English literature

Literature → Literature

Literature → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Music & Performing Arts → Acting - Study and teaching

Music & Performing Arts → Drama - Study and teaching

Music & Performing Arts → English drama - Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600

Music & Performing Arts → Theater

People → Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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