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Shakespeare was Right

Synopsis
Vitaphone short. Shakespeare is brought to trial in the modern day to defend his plays against a charge of dullness. His characters come to life in the Jazz Age to show they belong there, with snappy dialogue and music. Selections: ‘If I Can’t have You’ (Bryan-Mayer), ‘Help Yourself to my Love’ (Jerome), and ‘Brand New Rhythm’ (Berg-Jerome). [Synopis derived from Liebman].
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1930
Availability
No archive copy found (4/2009)

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Time Travel

Notes

Notes
Source: Liebman, Ray, Vitaphone Films: A Catalogue of the Features and Shorts (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co, 2003). Release number: 3990.

Production Company

Name

Vitaphone Corporation

Address
USA

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