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Macbeth - Act II, Scene 2, and Act V, Scene 1 - murder and sleep-walking scene.
Murder and sleep-walking scene
'The above excerpts* from Shakespeare have been filmed in order to enable those who have no opportunity of attending performances of Shakespearean plays in a theatre to see how the various parts are played by leading English actors and actresses.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
*Refers also to companion piece, Macbeth.
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