The Poet's Eye - A Tribute to William Shakespeare (1964)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Stephen Murray

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1964

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Non Fiction

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  • The Poet's Eye Alternative

Synopsis

A tribute to William Shakespeare devised by Geoffrey Buckland-Smith and made in connection with the quatro-centenary celebrations. Spoken extracts from Shakespeare's works (read by Stephen Murray) blend with visuals of scenes in Britain today which illustrate his references to countryside or childhood, and the sea or to the taverns and trades of London. Includes sequence of Olivier as Henry V and is accompanied by period music on the lute by Desmond Dupré.

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