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Modern Garrick, A

Synopsis
Fiction film. A young woman and her fiance attend a performance of Romeo and Juliet starring a matinee idol billed as ‘the modern Garrick’. The woman becomes infatuated with the actor and craves to play Juliet. She is eventually cured by a hypnotist. The balcony scene is seen briefly and the woman loses her mind while reciting Juliet’s lines (quoted in the intertitles). [With acknowledgment to Zoran Sinobad, Library of Congress, for the description].
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1913
Duration
5 mins; 472 feet

Credits

Cast
Charles Arling 
Gwendolyn Pates 

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
The Library of Congress copy is incomplete; the second half is missing. Nitrate deterioration throughout (8/2010).
History
Released in the US by Patheplay.

Production Company

Name

Patheplay

Archive

Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

Web
http://catalog.loc.gov/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(20) 707-8572
Fax
(20) 707-237’1
Address
Motion Picture & Television Reading Room
James Madison Building, LM 336
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.
20540-4690
United States

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