Shakespeare's theater

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A Teaching Film Custodians film about the presentation and conventions of live theatre at Shakespeare's Globe Theater circa 1600.  Incorporating footage from the prologue of the 1944 British Technicolor feature film, "Henry V", directed by and starring Laurence Olivier, and graphics, this film illustrates the location, and appearance of the Globe and Rose theaters, the activity before a typical presentation, where the audience was seated, and the manner in which the Globe Theater was used. We see the audience entering the theater, gallants taking their places on stage, the orange girl and cider man hawking their wares, and the actors preparing for their entrance. Concludes with the curtain parting and the chorus reciting the prologue.
University of Illinois Film Center; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center; Teaching Film Custodians
Educational; Historical
Drama; Theater | English drama; England; Theater; Theater | Drama
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive
English; Arabic
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
3 Films (0:39:24); 16mm
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 30000160429282; Other: GR00462552; MDPI Barcode: 40000003092907; MDPI Barcode: 40000003093723; MDPI Barcode: 40000003092899

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