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    Macbeth Orson Welles' personal typed, carbon copy and hand annotated Rough Draft manuscript and a revised shooting script. (Mercury Productions, 1948) Vintage original Orson Welles personal copy of the bound and bradded 78-page rough draft Shooting Script for Welles adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth for the screen. Welles convinced Republic Pictures, best known for their Roy Rogers Westerns, to take a chance on a Shakespeare film to increase their prestige in the industry. Shot over 23 days at the considerably low budget of $700,000, the film starred Welles as the title character and opened to universally poor notices. However, the film has stood the test of time and is now considered one of Welles most notable films. The paper and onionskin leaf, typed and carbon-copied pages exhibit many Welles hand-annotations in pencil. Annotations include dialogue edits, entire passages written out on blank pages facing the printed pages, scenic edits and general notes. The license Welles took with the Shakespearean text was decried by purists of the day, but it's interesting to note that such liberties with Shakespeare and other classic literature has become the norm in filmmaking today. The script cover is flaking at the edges. Content in vintage very good condition. Also included is Welles personal copy of a Revised Shooting Script dated 16 June 1947, used in the production of the film. In vintage fine condition.

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    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
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