"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...
Good shots of theatre audience and backstage scenes including actors and theatre staff.
Members of Dublin University act out a play as part of a pageant of early Irish Saints.
A novel revolving stage is demonstrated at a theatre.
Coverage of the traditional Passion Play put on every 10 years in Oberammergau.
Erikson the conjurer performs card tricks and slight of hand.
We are informed how a pack of cards relates to the yearly calendar.
Footage of the Oberammergau Passion play play being performed. Bavaria.
The Divine Sarah Bernhardt acts a scene from "Daniel" in her own indomitable style.