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Hamlet

Synopsis
Comedy burlesque. The Mudford Amateur Dramatic Society stages Hamlet. The village doctor (Claudius) is called away during a performance and changes into everyday clothes in front of the audience; the Ghost gets stuck in the trapdoor, the scenery collapses to reveal Ophelia in her dressing gown, the prompter falls asleep, Hamlet fails to stab himself and is pelted by eggs by the audience in the gallery.
Series
Shakespeare Minced
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1915
Recording date
7 Jun 1915
Duration
10 mins; 908 feet
Availability
Presumed a lost film.

Credits

Producer
Will Kellino
Screenplay
Reuben Gilmer

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Hamlet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Amateur theatre; burlesgues

Notes

Reviews
Ball, Robert Hamilton. Shakespeare on Silent Film: A Strange Eventful History. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1968 (p. 219).

Production Company

Name

Cricks and Martin

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