Be Sure to Make Time and Invite All of Your Friends on Saturday at Super Massive!
Two versions of the play illustrate a striking transformation in cinema from 1911 to 1913. In the first Richard III (Frank Benson, 35mm, 1911, 23 minutes), British actor-manager Benson has recorded highlights from his stage performances at Stratford, clearly anticipating an audience familiar with the tragedy. The American producer known as Shakespeare Film Company, on the other hand, could make no such assumption — patrons were often new immigrants or migrants from the rural heartland.
The multireel Richard III (James Keane, 1912, 35 mm, 55 minutes) features famed tragedian Frederick Warde in an adaptation based on Shakespeare and on Colley Cibber’s 1699 reworking. The print from the Library of Congress and restored by American Film Institute. The score was commissioned by the Westchester Film Festival.
Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at Communities at Arbor Vista Apartments in Adelphi, Maryland for the day! This event is coming to town on Saturday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 3:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
National Gallery of Art
6th and Constitution Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20565