"For the first time in history "The Merchant of Venice" has been set to music - And the daring composer is Adrian Beecham, 18 year old son of Sir Thomas Beecham." C/U of the young Beecham sitting at a desk writing with a quill pen. C/U of his score. Duke of York's Theatre.
"The Court scene...
Cuts (out takes, rushes) for story BALLAD OF THE BARD in CP 497.
Sir Hilton Young, Minister for Health, inspects slum clearing project in Wandsworth.
Fashions are modelled as intertitles wonder what the Bard would have thought of them
A model theatre with revolving stage is presented.
Memorial celebrations on St. George's Day.
Shakespeare's 'Venus and Adonis' is bought for £15,000 by 'Million Dollar' Smith in London.
Material relating to newsreel story - "Stratford Prepares" - 64/30.
An actor performs the Agincourt speech from Shakespeare's King Henry V.
Glass figures of Shakespearean characters made in Czechoslovakia.