Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree in The Scottish Play -- April 23, 2016

Moving Picture News, 26-February-1916

Today is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, on 23-April-1616.  Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, a famous British actor, came to Hollywood in 1916, the 300th anniversary, to play MacBeth for Triangle under the supervision of DW Griffith.  In My Autobiography, Charlie Chaplin wrote about how one of Tree's daughters was hot for Charlie.  Constance Collier played Lady MacBeth. I like the image of Wilfred Lucas as MacDuff. 

Motography, 05-February-1916
Moving Picture News, 26-February-1916

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