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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

The Poet's Eye: Shakespeare's Imagery (1964, Edgar Barrie)

TitleThe Poet's Eye: Shakespeare's Imagery
Release LocationsGB
DirectorEdgar Barrie
MediumColor video
Length16 mins
Audiencecollege and university
high school
SeriesFair Adventure Series


"A film tribute to William Shakespeare, made in connection with the quatracentennial celebrations. Spoken extracts from Shakespeare's works blend with visuals of scenes in Britain today to capture the essence of the poet's imagery" (Distributor's blurb). There is also an extract from the Olivier Henry V. From descriptions, the production seems to be identical, or nearly so, to the one that was released in the USA in 1976 (see 711)

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

CastStephen Murray
NarratorRobert Stephens

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorEdgar Barrie
EditorR. E. Pusey
ScreenplayLou Hazam
Adaptor/TranslatorJanee Lee Soule
MusicDesmond Dupree
PhotographyDon Volkman
ProductionDon Spagnolia
OtherRay Hubbard

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell