Film: 8120

Places + Locations | 1930 | Sound | B/W

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Shakespeare and English counties

Close-up of wheel of train, propeller of plane, building, busy street scene, industry and smoking chimneys, aircraft propellers, castle, various views. Idyllic shots of English countryside. Swans on the river. Anne Hathaway's house. Still of cover of Shakespeare's works, sixteenth century hands writing with quill pen, still of Shakespeare, more quill pens writing. Texts of Shakespeare's plays, pages turning, actors pose as some of his characters. Views of Stratford-upon-Avon. Half-timbered buildings, streets and traffic. Harvard house, men in striped blazers walk by. Shakespeare's place of birth. Various views of the house. Stratford Grammar school. Guild Chapel. Garden of New Place. Wilmcote Manor house. Anne Hathaway's house, lots of views of the exterior. 1930's car outside Warwick Castle, the tower, exterior views, lots of exterior shots, peacock on the ramparts. The hospital built in 1571, exterior shots. Saxon Water Mill of wood. The Welcome Hotel and gardens. Kenilworth Castle. Views of the ruins. Various views. Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare memorial. The River Avon. Pleasure boats set off. The park next to the river bank, sailing boat. Tourist and holiday-maker wait for boat rides; they board a boat and set off on a ferry to cross the river. Five-man rowing boat. Man and woman on punt. Sunset. The Stratford Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. Various views of the exterior. Set design and stage-managers in the theatre. Electricians and stage-hands at work. A set for King Lear's palace. Theatre-goers arrive at the theatre. Lots of cars outside the Memorial Theatre. Grave or tomb of William Shakespeare.


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