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Fri, 22 Oct 1999 21:32:36 EDT
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Dear friends,

Milestone is bringing out a video release the British Film Institute and its
National Film & Television Archive produced of wonderful early Shakespeare
films from 1899 - 1911. HOWEVER, the BFI doesn't have any stills or publicity
material from these films and the frame blowups really can't help with the
box design or the publicity stills.

We've checked out many of the likely suspects but are hoping that any of you
on the list might have stills or publicity materials, or know someone or some
organization who does. I'd appreciate any help you can provide. Thanks!

The films are:

King John (Great Britain 1899)
Director: W-K.L. Dickson Production company: British Mutoscope and Biograph
Herbert Beerbohm Tree   King John

The Tempest (Great Britain 1908)
Director: Percy Stow Production company: Clarendon Film Company
Cast not known

A Midsummer Night's Dream (USA 1909)
Director: J. Stuart Blackton/Charles Kent Production company: Vitagraph
Company of America
William V. Ranous   Bottom
Maurice Costello    Lysander
Walter Ackerman Demetrius

King Lear (Re Lear) (Italy 1910)
Director: Gerolamo Lo Savio Production company: Film d'Arte Italiana
Ermete Novelli  King Lear
Francesca Bertini   Cordelia

Twelfth Night (USA 1910)
Director: Charles Kent Production company: Vitagraph Company of America
Florence Turner Viola
Charles Kent    Malvolio
Julia Swayne Gordon Olivia

The Merchant of Venice (Il Mercante di Venezia) (Italy 1910)
Director: Gerolamo Lo Savio Production company: Film d'Arte Italiana
Ermete Novelli  Shylock
Olga Giannini Novelli   Portia
Francesca Bertini   Jessica

Richard III (Great Britain 1911)
Production company: Co-operative Film Company
F.R. Benson Richard III
Alfred Brydone  Edward IV

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
275 West 96th Street, Suite 28C
New York, NY 10025
Phone: (212) 865-7449
Fax: (212) 222-8952
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