Hanway Films

Silent Shakespeare

Silent Shakespeare


The BFI Collection


 

Directors
Various

Cast     
Various

This unique collection of early film adaptations of Shakespeare includes The Tempest (1908), King Lear (1910), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909), Twelfth Night (1910), The Merchant of Venice (1910), Richard III (1911) and the earliest Shakespeare film ever made: King John (1899), featuring the great actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Shown during the 1997 Academy Awards broadcast, King John was seen by over a quarter of the world's population.

UK | English | 1899-1911 | 88 min | Black & White | Tinted