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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Seven Ages of Man (1903, Thomas Edison)

TitleSeven Ages of Man
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorThomas Edison
Play ConnectionsAs You Like It (scene(s))


Worth mentioning because it was a very early experiment by the famed inventor, Thomas Edison. Based on Jaques' speech in AYL, the film was probably an attempt to synchronize sight and sound with a phonograph

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorThomas Edison

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell