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SILENT SHAKESPEARE? RICHARD III April 10, 2013 at An Die Musik

7:30 PM, AN DIE MUSIK  409 North Charles St.  Baltimore, MD  $15/$10 Richard III, made in 1912, is the earliest surviving American feature film. Produced as a vehicle for the legendary 19th century stage actor, Frederick Warde, it was the most ambitious Shakespearean adaptation to date. Richard III offers a fresh glimpse of a time when Shakespeare wasn’t strictly the Continue Reading...

SOME GENERAL NOTES ON ZORRO

FAIRBANKS AND THE FILM 1920 marked a major turning point in the career of movie star Douglas Fairbanks. Not only did he marry Mary Pickford, the most popular actress in silent film, he also embarked on a new screen career. After World War I, audiences had grown bored with the cheerful, boy-meets-girl romantic comedies that had made Fairbanks so popular, Continue Reading...