• Short Summary

    Travelogue item looking around Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon.

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    Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.

    L/S river with church in background. L/S river with the Shakespeare Memorial theatre in background. M/S Shakespeare's statue. C/U statue. M/S Shakespeare's house, people entering. M/S sign reading "The Birthplace of William Shakespeare". M/S people looking round large old fashioned room. M/S boy looking up very large chimney. C/U logs in fireplace. C/U two old saucepans hanging on wall. C/U old metal plate hanging on the wall. General view of room. M/S man and woman looking. M/S people looking at notice on wall (could be ancient posters advertising Shakespeare's plays?) C/U sign reading "Anne Hathaway's cottage". L/S cottage. M/S coach drawing up. M/S people entering the cottage. M/S people leaving coach and entering cottage. M/S people buying souvenirs off old women with basket. M/S people entering cottage.

    L/S Guild Hall, Grammar school and Alms houses. L/S High Street. C/U sign reading "High Street". M/S Shakespeare Hotel. C/U sign reading "The Judith Shakespeare Tea Rooms". C/U sign reading "The Shakespeare - Quiney House". C/U sign reading "The Hathaway tea rooms". M/S sign reading "Shakespeare's Bar". C/U sign reading "The Shakespeare Garage". M/S bookshop named "The Shakespeare Press". M/S another shop advertising souvenirs. M/S woman buying picture postcards.

    Various shots people looking in window of the Lanchester Marionette shop. C/U notice in front of dolls reading "Shakespearean characters". C/U two of the puppets. C/U three more dolls. C/U four puppets. M/S puppeteer Waldo Lanchester showing a customer one of his puppets. C/U puppet as Lanchester demonstrates its movements. M/S people outside the shop. C/U Shakespearean souvenirs, such as bottle top openers, bells and statuettes of William Shakespeare.

    Note: tourist and marionnette shop brochures and newspaper articles on file.

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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:35:00 / 01:47:07:00
    NP 517

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