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A brief biography of the Bard beginning and ending in Stratford. After grammar school and marriage to Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare goes to London and gets a job tending the horses during performances at Burbage's Blackfriar's Theatre, is promoted to prompter, and soon writes his first play to be staged, I Henry VI. Success as a writer, actor, and part owner of the Globe comes quickly. The film imagines Shakespeare as lonely and melancholy, with the romantic and doomed love of "Romeo and Juliet" as his favorite work. Written by
My guess is that this MGM short was done as part of a promotion campaign for MGM's Romeo and Juliet which was coming out that year. Remember it would be starring the MGM Queen Norma Shearer so that no expenses was spared for her films.
Oddly enough no really known players appeared in this short, maybe deliberately so to make it look authentic. The short plays like an episode of You Are There.
Anthony Kemble-Cooper makes a competent Will Shakespeare to put it as he did, in his salad days. And in the tradition of the studios at the time, when you build sets get as much use out of them as you can.
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