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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Elstree Calling (1930, Adrian Brunel)

TitleElstree Calling
Year1930
Release LocationsGB
DirectorAdrian Brunel
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 25 mins
LanguagesEnglish
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsThe Taming of the Shrew (parody)

Description

This early British sound musical revue (similar to the American Show of Shows) includes a brief sequence in which Donald Calthrop does magic tricks while reciting from Shakespeare's works. Tommy Handley also appears in a travesty of Taming of the Shrew with Anna May Wong as Kate Minola throwing furniture at him. Finally Gordon Begg enters as William Shakespeare himself

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

Cast Overview

KateAnna Mae Wong
PetruchioDonald Calthrop
William ShakespeareGordon Begg

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorAdrian Brunel
ProducerAdrian Brunel

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell