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Mother Goose in a Sixteenth Century Theatre (1912)

In this film we see Mother Goose catering to the joy and happiness of young folks as well as old. She gives us a real taste of what things were in the past when good Queen Bess ruled and Mr... See full summary »

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Andy Clark ...
(as Andrew J. Clark)
Kathleen Coughlin
Edna Hammel
William Porter Jr.
Nick Speer
Edna May Weick
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In this film we see Mother Goose catering to the joy and happiness of young folks as well as old. She gives us a real taste of what things were in the past when good Queen Bess ruled and Mr. William Shakespeare was the power in the theatrical way. He had no scenery in his day and when they wanted to change a set for the next act a stage hand brought out a placard bearing the legend, "paddock" for a stable yard and, when the same scene was to be changed to a banquet hall they would simply change the card to one bearing the words "banquet hall." Charley goes to the baker's shop and steals a bag of barley and as he comes out he is surprised by the baker and gets that famous clout that makes him hop, hop, hop. Little Jack Horner sits in his corner and we see him do that which made him famous and all to the delectation of the little audience that sits on the stage just as they did in William Shakespeare's time. The Queen of Hearts makes some tarts and the King gives the Knave a fearful ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Comedy

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21 October 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Kitty at Boarding School (1912). See more »

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