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    The Bard's home town prepares for Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary.

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    Full title reads: "Stratford Prepares".

    Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. The Bard's home town prepares for Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary.

    GV The Shakespeare Theatre and statue of William Shakespeare. GV Bridge Street in Stratford. CU Notice "Shakespeare Birthplace Trust". GV Ext. of the Town Hall. SV Int. The Mayor's parlour. The Mayor second from left and Town Officials discussing the festival programme. CU The Mayor AS Sign "Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust". Pan to sign Directors Office, Library and Records Office. SV Mr Levi Fox, Director of the Festival, with his secretary Miss Susan Pritchard. GV Statue of Shakespeare with Alveston Manor Hotel in background. GV Wing of the Manor being built. GV The new Shakespeare centre. CU Sign Board "New Shakespeare Centre". LV ditto. As enters main entrance. LV Int. Workmen cleaning up large Shakespeare wording on wall.

    GV Ext. Main street in Stratford. GV Int. Jack Wilson and Assistants working in the costume headress and jewellery department. SV Jack Wilson sewing costume. SV An assistant working on a crown headgear. SV Different types of headgear in corner of room. GV John Collins and assistants working on properties for the history plays. SV Girl working on the floor with paint and straw. GV Paint shop. SV Assistants painting various section of scenery. LV Girls working in the box office of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. CU Pan down tickets stacked up in their compartments. CU Assistant on the phone in box office. SV Assistant at box office handing out tickets to buyer. GV Richard Buckle supervising hanging of paintings in the long gallery of the exhibition building. CU Richard Buckle looking at paintings. AS painting of "Robert Duddley" pan to AS of the "Earl of Essex". SV Pan down shelf of original books of Shakespeare plays. CU Hand takes out a first folio of plays worth £25,000 opens book up to reveal a picture of Shakespeare. CU Ext. Bust of Shakespeare.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:18:00 / 01:35:27:00

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