• Short Summary

    Annual Shakespeare birthday celebrations were held in Stratford-upon-Avon, Apr 23 - day of St. George,?

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    GV Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
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    CU Name outside Theatre
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    GV Country dancing outside Memorial Theatre
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    SV Statue of Shakespeare in background
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    CU PAN..Statue of Hamlet
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    LV The birthplace of Shakespeare
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    CU Plate outside house
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    SV PAN..Procession to the birthplace
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    SV DITTO
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    SV The High Commissioner for Australia and lady Harrison and other VIP's at base of flagstaffs
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    LV Flags are unfurled
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    CU PAN..United Kingdom plaque and flag "Presented by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth"
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    CU Dutch plaque
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    CU Soviet Union plaque
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    Cu French plaque
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    CU Stratford-upon-Avon Canada plaque
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    CU Australian Commonwealth plaque
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    CU Thailand plaque
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    SV PAN..Procession to Shakespeare's birthplace
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    SCU Canadian party enter birthplace
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    LV Birthplace
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Annual Shakespeare birthday celebrations were held in Stratford-upon-Avon, Apr 23 - day of St. George, England's patron saint. Taking part or watching were representatives of many countries and of the theatre and literary world.

    Outside the town's Shakespeare Memorial Theatre - on the banks of the Avon - schoolchildren performed English and Scottish country dances, and here the traditional procession of distinguished guests formed up to make its way to the house where Shakespeare was born 396 years ago, - stopping on the way for a ceremonial unfurling of the flags of the nations. Afterwards the procession went to the poet's tomb in a Stratford church for the wreath-laying ceremony.

    Among those representing Commonwealth countries this year were the Australian High Commissioner, Sir Eric Harrison, and Lady Harrison, and Canadian representatives.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9TOE574TN72QACNW6LYCQVU89
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TOE574TN72QACNW6LYCQVU89
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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