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Rebuilding of Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

Synopsis
Film of the rebuilding of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, comprising: views of exterior of theatre, entrance hall and box office, 1932 ceremony of laying foundation stone, 2 July 1929 work in progress laying foundations events of 23 April 1932: procession to Holy Trinity Church, filmed at roundabout at top of Bridge Street; distinguished visitors, including Stanley Baldwin and George Bernard Shaw in New Place gardens; crowds waiting at theatre for arrival of Prince of Wales, arrival of Prince of Wales at theatre. Prince of Wales’ speech and opening of theatre crowds outside theatre departure of Prince of Wales by car illuminations on Bancroft at night procession to Holy Trinity Church, filmed in Church Street, 24 April 1932 Gower Memorial. [With acknowledgement for the content details to the catalogue record of the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive].
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Recording date
1932

Credits

Cinematographer
F.J. Spencer
Contributor
Prince, Duke of Windsor Edward

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford-upon-Avon; Shakespeare Memorial Theatre

Notes

General
The film was shot between 1929 and 1932.

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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