Hamlet, lesson 1 : the age of Elizabeth

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Reviews the events preceding the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and studies her personality and its effect upon English life of the period. Recounts, briefly, Shakespeare's life, the tastes of his theater audiences, and the effect that the differences in stage structure between a theater like the Globe and a modern stage have upon the playwright's selection of techniques. Concludes by presenting Act I, Scene I of Hamlet to raise the fundamental questions to be discussed later.

An introduction to the classes and customs of the Elizabethan age and a discussion of the theater of that time. Narrated by Maynard Mack.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc.; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center; Massachusetts Council for the Humanities; Lane Education Service District
Educational; Lecture; Adaptation
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Hamlet ; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Criticism and interpretation--History
Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 Film (0:30:58); 16mm
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services. Stratford Shakespearean Festival Company of Canada: Michael Langham, Artistic Director; Tom Brown, Assistant Art Director. Dramatic sequence directed by: Douglas Campbell.
Copyright Date: 1959
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003241066; Other: GR00411709; Catalog Key: 10901690; MDPI Barcode: 40000003241066

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