Silent Shakespeare (Fox, 1916)

Silent Shakespeare on Screen
An evening of nostalgia, wonderment and silliness

Friday 6 October 2017 at 7.30PM
Rymer Auditorium

In the film industry’s silent era, many films of both verve and variety adapted Shakespeare’s plays for popular audiences. Come and sample these rare, surviving old films in an evening that takes us on a tour of some fascinating, touching and entertaining Shakespearean moments from early film history. The evening will be animated by wonderful live music (played by pianist Jonny Best), by performance interjections from live actors and by lively commentary from Professor Judith Buchanan (University of York), an expert in silent cinema and in Shakespearean performance history.

Professor Judith Buchanan (University of York) is an expert in silent cinema and in Shakespearean performance history. She is the author of Shakespeare on Silent Film: An Excellent Dumb Discourse (Cambridge University Press 2009), gave the expert voice-over commentary for the British Film Institute’s two DVDs of silent Shakespeare films and has co-written the script for a new feature of Macbeth.  She is the Director of Silents Now.

With grateful thanks to the Society for Renaissance Studies for sponsoring this event

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