"MERRIE ENGLAND"

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Places:

  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Music

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: "MERRIE ENGLAND"

Reference number: 2300

Date: 1950

Director: [filmed by R. Robertson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.45 mins

Description: Tayport amateur musical society in rehearsal for the production of "Merrie England".

[See also refs. 2289, 2290, 2291, 2292, 2294, 2295, 2299, 2301, 2304, 2305, 2307].

For further information about Tayport, including photographs from this period of Tayport's history, visit: http://www.tayport.org.uk [last accessed 16/4/2008]

Shotlist: Credits. First time event. Tayport talent in musical comedy, November 1950. (0.11) Programme. Tayport Amateur Musical Society season 1950. "Merrie England". (0.18) Shots at rehearsal and later. chorus backstage; curtains sweep back, conductor in foreground; female chorus gather on stage; numbers with players in Tudor dress; "Queen Elizabeth I" appears; general views of stage show (2.59) "Egyptian" dance; pantomime dragon chases St. George (?) (4.04); -blank- (4.07) scenes set in a garden; a tryst (5.53) ball scene; comic dance act (6.27) brief shots of different scenes (6.57) high kicking chorus line; (7.02) dance number with female performer in sparkling ball gown, and set of top-hatted suitors; (7.19) brief shots German dance; female chorus perform Can-can (7.45)