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The Poet's Eye

UK, 1964 (MIFF 1964)

Director: Gordon Hales

A tribute to Shakespeare made in connection with the quater-centenary celebrations. Extracts spoken from Shakespeare's work are blended with visuals of scenes in Britain today to capture the essence of the poets imagery. A sequence by Sir Laurence Olivier from Henry V is included, and traditional music is played on the lute by Desmond Dupre.

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