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The Resource Silent Shakespeare, a Milestone Film Release

Silent Shakespeare, a Milestone Film Release

Label
Silent Shakespeare
Title
Silent Shakespeare
Statement of responsibility
a Milestone Film Release
Title variation
  • King John
  • Tempest
  • Midsummer night's dream
  • King Lear
  • Twelfth night
  • Merchant of Venice
  • Richard III
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Seven charming, moving, and magical films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Considered a "lowbrow" medium, the fledgling movie industry sought to elevate its status by immortalizing the classics and hiring the greatest actors of the day. As most of these early photoplays were only one or two reels long, adapting the Bard proved to be both challenging and inspiring. Whatever these films gave up in language and length, they made up for in exuberance, cinematic artistry, visual wit and bravura acting. Digitally restored to video by the British Film Institute's National Film and Television Archive." -- Container
Cataloging source
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Original score by Laura Rossi
Language note
Silent films with English intertitles
PerformerNote
Cast: Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Dora Senior (1st film). "Cast unknown" (2nd film). William V. Ranous, Maurice Costello (3rd film). Ermete Novelli, Francesca Bertini (4th film). Florence Turner, Charles Kent, Julia Swayne Gordon, (5th film). Ermete Novelli, Francesca Bertini (6th film). James Berry, Alfred Brydone, Sir Francis Benson (7th film)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1875-1941
  • 1852-1923
  • 1852-1917
  • 1857-1915
  • 1887-1950
  • 1851-1919
  • 1892-1985
  • 1885-1946
  • 1879-1933
  • 1858-1939
  • 1883-1915
  • 1863-1920
  • 1564-1616
  • 1564-1616
  • 1564-1616
  • 1564-1616
  • 1564-1616
  • 1564-1616
  • 1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dando, Walter Pfeffer
  • Stow, Percy
  • Blackton, James Stuart
  • Kent, Charles
  • Lo Savio, Gerolamo
  • Tree, Herbert Beerbohm
  • Senior, Dora
  • Ranous, William V.
  • Costello, Maurice
  • Novelli, Ermete
  • Bertini, Francesca
  • Turner, Florence
  • Gordon, Julia Swayne
  • Benson, Frank R.
  • Berry, James
  • Brydone, Alfred
  • Rossi, Laura
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Milestone Film & Video
Runtime
89
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Shakespeare, William
Technique
live action
Label
Silent Shakespeare, a Milestone Film Release
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of seven motion pictures originally produced between 1899 and 1911
  • Milestone Film & Video: ID9224MLSDVD
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
King John (Britain, 1899, 3 min.) / directed by Walter Pfeffer Dando ... [et al.] -- The Tempest (Britain, 1908, 12 min.) / directed by Percy Stow -- A Midsummer night's dream (USA, 1909, 11 min.) / directed by James Stuart Blackton and Charles Kent -- King Lear (Italy, 1910, 16 min.) / directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio -- Twelfth night (USA, 1910, 13 min) / directed by Charles Kent, produced by J. Stuart Blackton -- The Merchant of Venice (Italy, 1910, 10 min.) / directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio -- Richard III (Britain, 1911, 22 min.)
Control code
44478627
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Digitally remastered version
Extent
1 videodisc (89 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use only
Other physical details
silent, black and white, tinted and original hand-stenciled color
Publisher number
ID9224MLSDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format
Terms governing use
Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Silent Shakespeare, a Milestone Film Release
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of seven motion pictures originally produced between 1899 and 1911
  • Milestone Film & Video: ID9224MLSDVD
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
King John (Britain, 1899, 3 min.) / directed by Walter Pfeffer Dando ... [et al.] -- The Tempest (Britain, 1908, 12 min.) / directed by Percy Stow -- A Midsummer night's dream (USA, 1909, 11 min.) / directed by James Stuart Blackton and Charles Kent -- King Lear (Italy, 1910, 16 min.) / directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio -- Twelfth night (USA, 1910, 13 min) / directed by Charles Kent, produced by J. Stuart Blackton -- The Merchant of Venice (Italy, 1910, 10 min.) / directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio -- Richard III (Britain, 1911, 22 min.)
Control code
44478627
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Edition
Digitally remastered version
Extent
1 videodisc (89 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use only
Other physical details
silent, black and white, tinted and original hand-stenciled color
Publisher number
ID9224MLSDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format
Terms governing use
Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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