William Shakespeare, background for his works

United States, 1951

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Shows the places of Shakespeare’s times and the elements of his English life that gave the poet-playwright his language and shaped his character. Kenilworth Castle, Stratford, the River Avon, the Anne Hathaway cottage and a model of the original Globe Theatre are portrayed. Brief episodes are presented from some of the plays of Shakespeare: “Romeo and Juliet”, “Macbeth”, “Taming of the Shrew”, “The Merchant of Venice”, and “Hamlet”.


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Coronet Instructional Films






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