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Yellow Week at Stanway, The

Synopsis
Amateur film. Record of a house party held by author J.M. Barrie at Stanway, Gloucestershire, the home of Lord Wemyss. Written and directed by Barrie, it features a semi-dramatised dream sequence in which Nicholas Llewellyn-Davies (Barrie’s adopted son) is rejected by all the female guests in turn. The intertitles refer to the Forest of Arden and (in verse and in imitation of the verses in As You Like It) make it apparent that he is seeking ‘his Rosalind’.
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1923
Duration
28 mins; 2,483 feet

Credits

Director
J.M. Barrie
Writer
J.M. Barrie
Cast
Nicholas Llewellyn-DaviesHimself

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
As You Like It
Keywords
amateur films; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Barrie also contributed to the script of AS YOU LIKE IT (1936).
Reviews
McKernan, Luke and Olwen Terris. Walking Shadows: Shakespeare in the National Film and Television Archive (London: BFI, 1994), p. 37.

Archive

Name

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