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The Merry Wives of Windsor (1910, William Selig)

TitleThe Merry Wives of Windsor
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorWilliam Selig
MediumBlack & white video
Length11 mins
Play ConnectionsThe Merry Wives of Windsor (abridgment)


Early silent adaptation by William Selig (1864-1948), pioneering filmmaker, who made many technical and artistic contributions to the fledgling film industry. Besides developing the Selig Standard Camera he also invented the faked newsreel shot with his spurious pictures of Teddy Roosevelt shooting a lion in Africa. This same man who made a Shakespeare film also brought Tom Mix into the movies. One might say that he was versatile in every way

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

DirectorWilliam Selig

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell