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Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
27 Apr 1964
Date Other
Apr 1964
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Shakespeare-On-Avon
  2. 2London’s New Tube
  3. 3How It All Began
  4. 4News Events - in Colour: The Vc10


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MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Shakespeare-On-Avon. DESCRIPTION: Prince Philip was one of thousands visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, where William Shakespeare was born four centuries ago, and whose genius was to be acclaimed far beyond the shores of his own sceptered isle. The New Shakespeare Centre, a workshop for all who love Shakespeare’s poetry, was opened by Mr Eugene Black, Chairman of the American 1964 Shakespeare Committee, and Lord Avon witnessed the unveiling of the commemorative tablet. As you enter the Centre, you are greeted by Shakespearian characters engraved on glass, the work of John Hutton. And there is the Nuffield Library with rare early editions and manuscripts. SHOTLIST: Key scene. LS Shakespeare Theatre. GV procession through street. CU pan same. LAS flags broken. GV same flying. MS Duke of Edinburgh greeted by Lord Avon. LS Festival Pavilion. GV same. GV the New Shakespeare Centre (exterior). CU sign Shakespeare Centre. MCU Eugene Black (Chairman of the American 1964 Shakespeare Committee) making speech. CU Lord Avon. MS plaque unveiled. GV plaque. GV John Hutton’s Shakespeare characters engraved in glass. CU glass figure Richard III. CU glass figure Macbeth. CU glass figure Lady Macbeth. GV lecture room. GV conference room. GV table in conference room. CU same. GV Nuffield Library. CU pan engraved panel. GV bookcase. CU same. CU book titles. GV Prince Philip enters library. CU Shakespearian book. CU page of same. MCU Shakespeare’s bust. CU same.
Royalty; Commemorations; Politics and government; Buildings and structures; Entertainment and leisure; Celebrations and festivals; Ceremonies; Writers
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