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Twelfth Night (1910)

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

Writers:

Eugene Mullin (scenario), William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Julia Swayne Gordon ... Olivia
Charles Kent ... Malvolio
Florence Turner ... Viola
Edith Storey ... Sebastian
Tefft Johnson Tefft Johnson ... Orsino
Marin Sais ... Maria
William Humphrey ... Sir Toby Belch
James Young ... Sir Andrew Aguecheek
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1910 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

V√≠zkereszt See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Silent Shakespeare
13 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Twelfth Night (1910)

** (out of 4)

The story is very clear in this one but that's about it. The film drags even though it's a one reeler and the acting, direction and sets are all on the boring side. However, this must have been one of the first films to show a lesbian kiss so perhaps that'll give you a historical reason to see this.

King Lear (1909)

*** (out of 4)

Once again the story doesn't come across too clearly but I've still gotta recommend this baby due to the incredibly hand tinting. The work here is downright beautiful and perfectly done making this look and even feel just like a Technicolor film. Whoever did the drawing on this was way ahead of their time considering what most hand tinting jobs look like.

Merchant of Venice, The (1910)

** (out of 4)

Another weak Shakespeare adaptation, which has no story whatsoever and comes to an abrupt hault.

Richard III (1911)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Decent version of Shakespeares play benefits from some good performances and some nice atmosphere. The story here is pretty easy to follow and seems to be filmed from an actual stage production.


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