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World Pays Tribute to William Shakespeare

Synopsis
British newsfilm. "The Prince of Wales opens Memorial Theatre before representatives of 40 nations at Stratford". The Prince begins his speech ‘Shakespeare was above all things an Englishman, he loved his country with a great and passionate love’. He continues to equate Shakespeare with notions of ‘Englishness’ and cultural heritage and concludes that the Memorial Theatre is a ‘tribute of the whole civilised world to a great world figure’.
Series
British Movietone News
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1932
Transmission details
25 Apr 1932

Credits

Contributor
Prince, Duke of Windsor Edward

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); speeches; national identity; Stratford-upon-Avon; Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

Notes

Notes
Story number 6176. The story can be viewed online at www.movietone.com.

The BFI National Archive holds other newsfilm covering the same event: H.R.H. ON SHAKESPEARE (British Paramount News 121 (25 April 1932) and two silent newsreel items: STRATFORD ON AVON: SWEETEST SHAKESPEARE - FANCY’S CHILD (Pathe Gazette) and SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL(Gaumont Graphic).

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