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As You Like It

Synopsis
As You Like it directed by Charles Kent and adapted by Margaret Birch. Rose Coghlan is Rosalind.
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1912
Recording date
7 Oct 1912
Duration
33 mins; c3000 feet

Credits

Director
Charles Kent
Writer
Margaret Birch
Cast
Rose CoghlanRosalind
Rosemary ThebyCelia
Maurice CostelloOrlando
Robert, Sr McWadeTouchstone
Charles KentJaques
Charles EldridgeCorin
Frank MasonAmiens
George C. RandolphCharles
George OberAdam
Harry MoreyDuke Frederick
Hugh McGowanWilliam
James Morrison (2)Silvius
James Young 
Kate PriceAudrey
Leo DelaneyJaques de Boys
Robert GaillardOliver
Rose TapleyPhebe
Tefft JohnsonDuke Senior

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The copy held by the Library of Congress (the nitrate acquired from the German Bundesarchiv) has German intertitles and extensive nitrate deterioration in reel 3. 2588ft (28min).
General
Rose Coghlan was sixty when she played the role and ‘no amount of make-up or corseting could hide the lines in her face or the dumpiness of her figure’ (Ball, p. 144).

Ball (op cit) notes that James Young (the husband of Clara Kimball Young) played either Le Beau or Sir Rowland de Bois, whose part is written into the script.
Reviews
Ball, Robert Hamilton. Shakespeare on Silent Film: A Strange Eventful History. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1968 (pp135, 139-46, 338-9). Ball enumerates the scenes and condemns the film as ‘a ridiculous bore’.

Production Company

Name

Vitagraph Company of America

Archive

Name

Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv

Email
filmarchiv@barch.bund.de
Web
http://www.bundesarchiv.de External site opens in new window
Phone
+49 (0)1888-7770-0
Fax
+49 (0)1888-7770-999
Address
Fehrbelliner Platz 3
Berlin
10707
Germany
Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

Web
http://catalog.loc.gov/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(20) 707-8572
Fax
(20) 707-237’1
Address
Motion Picture & Television Reading Room
James Madison Building, LM 336
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.
20540-4690
United States

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