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Synopsis
Comedy short concerning a disastrous performance of two vaudeville actors (Will and Will Not) at a small provincial theatre. Among their acts is one in which they play the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet - the balcony collapses and Juliet loses her dress. This is followed by a title announcing A Midsummer Night’s Dream but the playlet which follows is a Victorian melodrama with no connection to Shakespeare.
Series
Gold Medal Comedies
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1927
Duration
13 mins; 1163 feet

Credits

Director
George Jeske
Cast
Jack Richardson 

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Amateur theatre

Notes

Reviews
McKernan, Luke and Olwen Terris. Walking Shadows: Shakespeare in the National Film and Television Archive. London: BFI, 1994 (p. 143).

Production Company

Name

Samuel Bischoff Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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