Sunday 1 December 2013, 2:30pm & 7pm
St James Theatre, London
LCO, in collaboration with The British Art Music Series and Canis Media, will be undertaking two live performances of Silent Shakespeare to help raise awareness of the work of Sense – the UK deafblind charity.
Silent Shakespeare is a collection of seven beautiful early silent films of Shakespeare’s plays, made between 1899 and 1911. They have been digitally remastered by the BFI, and through-scored for a small orchestral ensemble by award-winning British composer Laura Rossi.
The films have survived for almost a century, and include beautiful examples of early filmmaking and the possibilities of the Shakespearean text. Laura Rossi’s score lends the films another wonderful artistic dimension.
The films are: King John (UK, 1899); The Tempest (UK, 1908); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (USA, 1909); King Lear (Italy, 1910); Twelfth Night (USA, 1910); The Merchant of Venice (Italy, 1910); and Richard III (UK, 1911)
Hugh Brunt (conductor)
Tickets: £17.50 – £30
STUDENT PROMOTION CODE for 25% off £17.50 tickets: “SilentCode”
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