Shake, Mr. Shakespeare

Title: “Shake, Mr. Shakespeare”
Year: 1936
Length: 20 minutes
Director: Roy Mack
Writer: Cyrus Wood

My reaction
Synopsis: Shakespearean characters sing and dance
How I saw it: on video (A Midsummer Night’s Dream bonus feature), two days ago
Concept: Indifferent.
Story: Terrible.
Characters: Bad.
Dialog: Terrible.
Pacing: Indifferent. It takes ten minutes or so before it starts getting good.
Cinematography: Bad.
Special effects/design: Good.
Acting: Bad.
Music: Good.
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good). You see that still up there? That’s a Dancing Hamlet. He’s Hamlet, and he’s dancing. And those people behind him? Also Hamlet. And also dancing. Dancing Hamlets.
Objective Rating: 1.6/4 (Eh).


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