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"The Rest is Silence: Silent Sha...

"The Rest is Silence: Silent Shakespeare"

Silent Shakespeare"The Rest Is Silence: Silent Shakespeare"

Silent movies with live accompaniment


Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.


Join composer Ben Model and film historian and preservationist Bruce Lawton as they serve as your personal tour guides in the world of silent film. Bruce will give silent film history and information about the movies, and Ben improvises a live score on the piano while the movies play. Movies are special 16mm editions.


A fair number of Shakespeare's plays use the early English theatrical device of cross dressing. A prime example is the Bard's comedy "As You Like It," a streamlined 1912 production of which was shot on location in Brooklyn by the pioneering Vitagraph Company. We'll use this as a springboard to present other examples of cross dressing in the silent comedy of Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy... and, for good measure, throw in the delightful Charley Chase in "Bromo and Juliet."


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$10/$6 MCC district residents

$5 MCC district residents with early code until December 15, 2013