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illustration of actor Will Shakespeare performing at court for Queen Elizabeth            

Queen Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I Film Festival

back on Pages One & Two
top of Page 1
short profile
Shakespeare on Film
selected books
selected films
top of Page 2

This third page of Magic Lantern's 'Shakespeare on Film' Festival began back in 2006 with links and books about William Shakespeare as an individual, with lists of the plays, compilations of his works, books about his works, and books & other media about the man. In early 2014, that information was deemed as belonging on its own page among the other English authors on the Spirit of America Bookstore. Information on Will's sovereign Elizabeth I – and the many movies about her – were left here
and the Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616] Page was established over on Spirit of America.

Queen Elizabeth I
Elizabeth Tudor was born in 1533, and crowned Queen of England & Ireland in 1558. Will Shakespeare was born in 1564;
Queen Elizabeth died in 1603 and was succeeded by James I. Because Will Shakespeare lived until 1616,
he then lived for 39 years under Elizabeth as sovereign and 13 years under James.

Elizabeth I entry at Wikipedia
James I entry at Wikipedia
list on IMDb of portrayals of Queen Elizabeth I

Elizabethan London & the Scientific Revolution book by Deborah E. Harkness  "The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and The Scientific Revolution" [2007]
by Deborah E. Harkness

Yale Univ Press 9x6 pb [10/2008] for $13.14
Yale Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2007] for $23.82
Elizabeth I in Film & Television book by Bethany Latham  "Elizabeth I In Film and Television: A Study of The Major Portrayals" [2011]
by Bethany Latham

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [4/2011] for $45.00

Elizabeth I Film Festival

"The Virgin Queen" [1923 silent] portrayed by Diana Manners /tt0014580/

"Drake of England" [1935] portrayed by Athene Seyler /tt0026294/

"The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" [1939] /tt0031826/
portrayed by Bette Davis, with Errol Flynn, directed by Michael Curtiz

"Young Bess" [1953] portrayed by Jean Simmons /tt0046564/

"The Virgin Queen" [1955] portrayed by Bette Davis /tt0048791/

"Elizabeth The Queen" episode of "Hallmark Hall of Fame" [1968 TV]
portrayed by Judith Anderson /tt0198445/

"Elizabeth R" [1971 BBC series] for which Glenda Jackson won two Emmy Awards /title/tt0066652/

"Mary, Queen of Scots" [1971] /tt0067402/
portrayed by Glenda Jackson, starring Vanessa Redgrave as Mary

"Gloriana" [1984 TV] portrayed by Sarah Walker /tt0260052/

"Blackadder II" 6-episode miniseries [1986 TV] portrayed by Miranda Richardson /tt0088484/

Elizabeth R Starring Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines, Robert Hardy and John Ruddock (2001)

"Elizabeth R" (1971) TV /tt0066652/

"Young Bess (1953) with Charles Laughton /tt0046564/

"Masterpiece Theatre: Elizabeth I - The Virgin Queen" (2006) Starring Anne-Marie Duff, Tara Fitzgerald, Robert Pugh

"The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex [] Starring Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Mel Blanc and Olivia de Havilland DVD

"Orlando" [Sony June 1993]
Orlando 1993 movie  Ordered never to age by Queen Elizabeth I (portrayed by Quentin Crisp), Orlando
(the stunning Tilda Swinton) lives thru 400 years of history, intrigue and exotic locales,
and even an unexplained change of gender from male to female.
Written & directed
by Sally Potter from Virginia Woolff's novel; won David di Donatello Award for Best
Actress (tied), won 4 awards at Thessaloniki Film Festival, won 2 awards at Venice
Film Festival
Columbia/TriStar widescreen color DVD [8/99] for $37.23
Columbia/TriStar color VHS [7/95] for $7.00
Uni/Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD [6/93] for $15.58
full credits at IMDb
Orlando book   
"Orlando: A Biography" by Virginia Woolff [1928]
A rambunctious comic masterpiece.

Wordsworth Editions mass pb [12/99] for $4.99
Harvest 8x5¼ pb [5/93] for $11.20

"Shakespeare In Love" [1998]
for which Judi Dench won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

"Elizabeth" [1998] portrayed by Cate Blanchett

"Gloriana, The Opera" [BBC TV 2000] portrayed by Josephine Barstow /tt0273631/

"Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen" [2005 BBC series] portrayed by Anne-Marie Duff /tt0481459/

"Elizabeth I" [2005 miniseries] for which Helen Mirren won an Emmy Award

sequel "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" [2007]
portrayed by Cate Blanchett, with Geoffrey Rush & Clive Owen

"Anonymous" [Columbia Relativity Oct 2011]
Anonymous 2011 movie about Queen Elizabeth, Essex, and Will Shakespeare  Elizabeth Tudor's reign as queen of England is threatened by a rebellion led by her former favorite, Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex. The gimmick is that Elizabeth ordered Essex's name removed from all his stageplays and poems, and that Anonymous somehow became credited to the actor & writer Will Shakespeare. "Anonymous is ridiculous but it is not dull." — The Week Magazine review
Co-produced & written by John Orloff; co-produced & directed by Roland Emmerich; starring Sebastian Reid, Rhys Ifans, David Thewlis, Vanessa Redgrave {as Elizabeth}, Rafe Spall {as William Shakespeare}, Derek Jacobi, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower, Joely Richardson {as young Elizabeth}, Xavier Samuel, Vicky Krieps & Mark Rylance
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [2/2012] for $20.99
Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [2/2012] for $18.99
full credits at IMDb official movie site

here on Magic Lantern Video & Book Store's 'Shakespeare On Film' Festival Pages

on Page One: top of page short profile Shakespeare on Film: selected books selected films {also on Page 2}

here on Page Three: top of page Queen Elizabeth I Elizabeth I Film Festival

Spirit of America Bookstore's Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616] Page

Wm. Shakespeare Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website


Online sales in association with  browse English Literature / author Wm. Shakespeare {returns 700+ titles} at Amazon

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