An early silent version of Shakespeare's classic comedy of unrequited love and gender bending.

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When Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are shipwrecked and separated, Viola dresses in her brother's clothes and becomes a page in the palace of the Duke of Orsino. Thinking Viola is a boy, the Duke sends her with a message to Olivia, whom he loves. A series of complications begins when Olivia falls in love with the page 'boy'. Written by Snow Leopard

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5 February 1910 (USA)  »

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The condensing has been done by a master hand
4 March 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Another of the ambitious releases by this house. This reproduction of one of Shakespeare's most pleasing comedies is satisfactory in every particular. The staging is according to the best traditions of Shakespeare's time and the acting is in harmony with the modern understanding of the piece. The story is known to all readers of English and need not be repeated. The acting appears to interpret what may be termed the modern impression of the Shakespearian drama. Of course, much must be eliminated, otherwise it would be impossible to make any adequate reproduction of the play. The condensing has been done by a master hand, however, and does not mar the piece itself. In some degree, perhaps, it is an improvement, since it eliminates many of those portions which illuminate the main story, though they are not essential to its development, nor to an understanding of it. Manufacturers who endeavor to place such pictures before audiences numbering in the aggregate many thousands scattered through the country are to be commended. It brings to the many who really enjoy this drama an opportunity to see it adequately performed, and at a nominal cost. It elevates and improves the literary taste and appreciation of the great mass of the people, performing in this way service which cannot be measured in material terms. Such work is in the nature of an educational service, which is deserving of the heartiest support of all who are working for the improvement of humanity. - The Moving Picture World, February 19, 1910


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