A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-06-03
Summary:

London, June 1 – A cinema licence has been granted to the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, despite much local opposition.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-23
Summary:

There is a joint celebration on the Shakespeare Commemoration by the Shakespeare Reading Society and the London Shakespeare League. Dr. William Martin lectured at King's College on 'The Cinema in its relation to the Drama.' Dr. Martin said the cinema is less suitable than a…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-02-09
Summary:

At the Victoria Cinematograph Theatre the famous Shakespeare's play 'Othello' will be shown on Friday evening. New comics and war films will form part of the programme.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-01
Summary:

A beautiful reproduction of several scenes from Shakespeare's 'Tempest' is being screened at the Victoria Cinematograph Theatre. It will be shown for a few more nights and 'Les Miserables' is expected in a few days' time.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-12-06
Summary:

Mr. Martin Harvey, the well-known actor, speaking at Nottingham University College, argued the need for the establishment, now more than at any other time, of a national-theatre where plays of Shakespeare could be worthily and periodically produced. If we took Shakespeare more to our hearts we…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-02-12
Summary:

Apart from Shakespeare's play 'Othello,' the Victoria Theatre is showing war and big guns for the front pictures from Pathe's British Gazette; 'A Leaning to Leanness' and 'On His Wedding Day,' which are both comic films.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-24 - 1913-04-26
Summary:

Friday, 25th, inst, the grand drama 3000 ft. long, 'The Woman of Stone,' 'Les Miserables' (expected daily); Saturday, 26th inst., Shakespeare's great work, 2000 ft., 'Tempest': Sunday, 27th inst., The Woman of Stone; matinees details included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-02-10
Summary:

Tonight's programme at the Bijou Theatre is one of special attraction, the art picture being 'The Martyrs,' a fine classic tragedy by Corneille, the Shakespeare of France. There is a burlesque by artistes Murray and Stephenson. A new and taking feature is the 'London Graphic…

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Headline: World Theatre
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-28
Summary:

Tonight offers the last screening of 'The Merchant of Venice' in World Theatre. Mr. Matheson Lang has the part of Shylock in the picture and Shakespeare's famous play is admirably presented.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-01-06
Summary:

The Salon-Cinema is nightly drawing good houses, as the majority of the pictures thrown on the screen were new. Last night Shakespeare's tragedy 'Macbeth' was shown for the first time, and will be continued tonight and tomorrow. We would suggest to the management that the seats at…

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Headline: William Farnum
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-27 - 1923-10-10
Summary:

William Fox presents William Farnum in 'A Tale of Two Cities,' by Charles Dickens, an immortal story of the French Revolution. September 27 Remarks: The ad. didn't mention the theatre's name, surmised from other ads. October 8 Remarks: Coming to the World Theatre on Wednesday…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-08-26 - 1919-08-28
Summary:

What Shakespeare was among dramatists; what Charles Dickens was among novelists; that D. W. Griffith is among film producers! 'Intolerance' and 'Hearts of the World.' Booking at Moutrie's.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-26
Summary:

Tonight will be the final showing of 'The Virginian,' at the Queen's Theatre. The portrayal of Owen Wister's famous classic has given a wonderful picture to the movie world. One should not more miss seeing this picture than miss a picturization of Shakespeare's work. It…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-27
Summary:

The Corsa Williams Co., appear at the 9.15 p.m. performance in World Theatre, includes the great Shakespearian play 'The Merchant of Venice.'

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-09-27 - 1923-09-27
Summary:

William Farnum in Charles' immortal story 'A Tale of Two Cities.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-03-24 - 1919-03-24
Summary:

The three most popular film actors in the public estimation are William S. Hart, Douglas Fairbanks and William Farnum. The Coronet has booked pictures starring all three. Today we are showing your old favourite Douglas Fairbanks in 'Double Trouble.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

A large number of people assembled at the Theatre Royal last night to witness the first demonstration in Hong Kong of Edison's latest invention Kinetophone, the union of moving picture with voice was pleasing and effective. The first item was a short description of the invention, given by a…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-08-23
Summary:

The Fighting Guide,' stars William Duncan, commences at the Star today. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-08-23
Summary:

From today onwards, Star Theatre is going to screen 'The Fighting Guide' featuring William Duncan. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-03-19
Summary:

William Farnum will be seen at the World Theatre, in a screen dramatization of Victor Hugo's immortal story 'Les Miserables.' It is a production under the Fox Film Corporation. Film plot included.