• Short Summary

    George Bernard Shaw receives title deeds of the site for a National Theatre for Shakespeare and British drama.

  • Description

    Titles read: "THE NATIONAL THEATRE AT SOUTH KENSINGTON".

    Kensington, London.

    At an empty plot of land that is the site of the building of a National Theatre for Shakespeare and British drama, we see Sir Robert Vansittart on a platform before a crowd of people. He hands the title deeds of the site to playwright George Bernard Shaw as representative of the theatre, along with a sod of earth and a twig.

    Bernard Shaw makes a speech saying that he feels he is there as the next best thing to Shakespeare. He goes on to say if America is listening he hopes they will understand that any help they give to the project will be extremely welcome. The crowd laughs and applauds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    961.31
    Media URN:
    17130
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:00:00 / 01:27:09:00
    Canister:
    38/33

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