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  1. Macbeth (1949 Radio)

    Scenes from Verdi’s opera (Act I ii; Act II, Scenes i-iii) performed in Italian. Mario Rossi conducts the Chorus and the Symphony Orchestra of Radio Italiana, Turin. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave.

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  2. Dente per Dente (1942 Film)

    aka: Measure for Measure

    Director
    Marco Elter

    Feature film version of Measure for Measure. Lavish sets, lush costumes and hundreds of extras fail to redeem the film. Variety, reviewing the US release, notes bad lighting, poor sound and unhelpful English...

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  3. Amleto e il Suo Clown (1920 Film)

    aka: On with the Motley

    Director
    Carmino Gallone

    Melodrama. Alexandra Tranda awaits her father’s return. When the carriage comes up the drive she discovers his dead body hanging over the splashboard: he has been shot. Later her mother marries John...

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  4. Otello (1920 Film)

    aka: Othello

    Director
    Camillo de Riso

    A burlesgue. No further details known (7/2008).

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  5. Maschera Che Sanguina, La (1914 Film)

    Fiction short. An actor recites a soliloquy from Hamlet to great applause and the daughter of a rich banker falls in love with him.

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  6. Bisbetica Domata, La (1913 Film)

    aka: Taming of the Shrew, The

    Producer
    Arturo Ambrosio

    A version of The Taming of the Shrew which follows the principal action quite closely but eliminates the induction and the scenes with Bianca’s lovers.

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  7. Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1913 Film)

    Fiction film. Ball (op cit) writes (p.168). ‘All the camera work was done out of doors, and the scenery is lovely and charmingly rustic. Remarkably for its period, the photography is technically advanced,...

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  8. Bianco Contro Negro (1913 Film)

    Director
    Ernesto Maria Pasquali

    Experimental sound film of Verdi’s opera.

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  9. Spettro de Iago, Lo (1912 Film)

    aka: Vengeance of Iago, The

    Fiction film. The connection to Shakespeare’s play is tenuous but the plot is set in Cyprus and involves rivalry for a girl’s affections and the attempted vengeance of the disappointed lover.

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  10. Racconto d’Inverno (1910 Film)

    aka: Winter’s Tale, The

    A version of The Winter’s Tale. Cines’ press material reads ‘a magnificent series of pictures dealing with episodes in Shakespeare’s wonderful tragedy. Acted in the most perfect manner, amid scenes...

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