Macbeth - Murder, and Sleep-Walking Scene: Act II, Scene 2 & Act V, Scene 1
(Series Title: Famous Scenes from Shakespeare No.2)



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Still from 'Macbeth' - Taken from 'Films of Britain 1946'
'[These]* excerpts from Shakespeare have been filmed in order to enable those who have no opportunity of attending performances of Shakespearean plays in a theatre to see how the various parts are played by leading English actors and actresses.' [1]

Date: 1945
Duration: 15:28

Director: Henry Cass
Production Company: G.B. Instructional / Theatrecraft, Ltd.
Producer: Sydney Box
Cinematographer: Ernest Palmer
Composer: Ben Frankel
Narration: N/A
Editor: Julian Wintle
Sound Recording: George Burgess, & L. Clark
Production Design: Compton Bennett
Conductor: Muir Mathieson
Music Played by: London Symphony Orchestra
Associate Producer: Knox Laing
Art Director: James Carter
Costume: Dorothy Sinclair
Make-up: Nell Taylor

'Dramatis Personae':
Macbeth: Wilfred Lawson
Lady Macbeth: Cathleen Nesbitt
Doctor: Felix Aylmer
Gentlewoman: Catherine Lacey

Length: 35mm: 1500ft. 16mm: 600ft.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Notes:

*Refers also to the companion piece, Julius Caesar.



Macbeth
Certificate: U
Distributors: 20th Century Fox.
Producers: Theatrecraft, Ltd.
1474ft / 16mins
An excerpt from Shakespeare: Murder and Sleep-walking Scene, with Wilfrid Lawson as Macbeth and Cathleen Nesbitt as Lady Macbeth. [2]



Macbeth
Murder and sleep-walking scene
Cast
Macbeth (Wilfrid Lawson)
Lady Macbeth (Cathleen Nesbitt)
Doctor (Felix Aylmer)
Gentlewoman (Kathleen Lacey)
C.3565
Sound
B/W
15s
BC Film
2 Reels
17 mins
Age 11 upwards

Heading: 'Literature – Scenes from Shakespeare'

'The two following excerpts from Shakespeare are designed to enable those who have no opportunity of seeing Shakespearean plays in the theatre to see how the various parts are played by leading English actors and actresses.' [3]
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  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946-47
  2. ^ New Short Films Issued between June 21 and July 16 [1945]
    Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI
  3. ^ G.B. Instructional Limited's catalogue Educational Films Filmstrips and Wall Charts