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  • Short Summary

    Sequences from an operatic version of The Merchant of Venice plus a shot of the composer.

  • Description

    "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 - where Shylock comes to demand his pound of flesh - " M/S of the stage scene - female opera singer stands centre stage. Various scenes of the performance are shown. C/U of the actor playing Shylock. He makes an impassioned speech. "But the triumph of Portia robs Shylock of his revenge on Antonio." More Shakespeare is performed - various shots of the action.

    Issue number unknown, was probably a Pathe Pictorial item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    994.16
    Media URN:
    36539
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:31:00 / 01:46:44:00
    Canister:
    EP 284

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