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Bumptious As Romeo

Synopsis
Comedy short. Part of the Bumptious series which featured the rotund and aptly named comedian John R. Cumpson. Bumptious organises an amateur production at the town hall of Romeo and Juliet in which he is to play Romeo. Everything goes wrong including the collapse of the balcony. Admonishing the stagehands Bumptious looks through a peephole in the stage curtain and discovers that the theatre is empty. He smashes a bust of Shakespeare and resolves never to act again.
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1911
Recording date
1 Feb 1911
Duration
11 mins; 975 feet
Availability
Presumed a lost film

Credits

Cast
John R. CumpsonBumptious (Romeo)

Additional Details

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

Notes

Reviews
Moving Picture World (February 11, 1911).

Production Company

Name

Edison Manufacturing Company

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