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Crown and Glory

Synopsis
Documentary compilation. A commemoration of the coronation of King George VI, released during coronation week. It relates the story of the British Empire from 1895 to George’s proclamation as king. Concludes with a shot of the new king and a recitation of John of Gaunt’s speech ‘This royal throne of Kings, this scepter’d isle’ (II i).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1937
Duration
44 mins; 3,988 feet

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
British Empire; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

Paramount British Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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