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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Shakespeare Hour (1985, Harvey Bellin)

TitleThe Shakespeare Hour
Release LocationsGB
DirectorHarvey Bellin
MediumColor video
Length3 hrs
Audiencecollege and university
general public
high school
Play ConnectionsMeasure for Measure (scene(s))


The series, "The Shakespeare Hour," was shown on national educational television beginning on January 5, 1985 (see also 5, 276, 417, 663). For further commentary, see Measure for Measure, directed by Desmond Davis, 1978 (350), and All's Well (5)

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

CastWalter Matthau

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorHarvey Bellin
DirectorDonald Johnson
DirectorTom Kieffer
DirectorElijah Moshinsky
ScreenplayKenneth Cavendar
Project DirectorMarie Therese Squerciati

Company Overview


Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell