EXECUTION OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, the

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Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Politics
  • War

Genres:

  • Historical

Decade:

  • 1890s

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Title: EXECUTION OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, the

Reference number: 4413

Date: 1895, August

Production company: [ Edison]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 0.18 min

Description: The gruesome beheading of Mary Queen of Scots.

Believed to be earliest surviving screen representation of Scottishness
From original preserved in Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Credits: [p. Alfred Clark, Raff & Gammon]
[cast Robert Thomae] (Mary)
[camera William Heise]
country of origin US

Shotlist: [no title ] Mary Queen of Scots kneels with her head on the block and the axe severs her head uncleanly from her neck (0.37)