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All’s Well That Ends Well
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As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Coriolanus
Cymbeline
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Henry IV, part 1
Henry IV, part 2
Henry V
Henry VI, part 1
Henry VI, part 2
Henry VI, part 3
Henry VIII
Julius Caesar
King John
King Lear
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Macbeth
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Othello
Pericles
Richard II
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Winter’s Tale
Shakespeareana

Available versions

1936: Paul Czinner

1978: Basil Coleman

1983: Sam Levene, Herb Roland

2006: Kenneth Branagh

2010: Thea Sharrock

2011: Kymberly Mellen, Vance Mellen


Adaptations

1994: Alexei Karaev (animated)


Related

1999: Never Been Kissed


As You Like It
2009-10: Thea Sharrock

This is one of the earlier ones from the sequence being produced by the Globe Theatre in London: it is aimed at recreating the original experience of seeing the play in its first context. The audience is in view and conspicuously involved in the experience. Sets are virtually non-existent; costumes and other props are basic but well-crafted. Like other members of the set, it has a genuine appeal.

The acting throughout is very solid; actors are to some extent visibly playing to the audience and occasionally mugging for the experience. Different viewers react to this differently, but if you’re receptive to this kind of thing, it’s as well done as you’re likely to find. The lead roles are all played very well, and the supporting roles lend genuine support throughout. It’s perhaps an acquired taste, but it’s one worth acquiring.


Adam: Trevor Martin

Amiens, Sir Oliver Martext: Peter Gale

Audrey: Sophie Duval

Celia: Laura Rogers

Charles, Corin: Sean Kerns

Duke Frederick: Brendan Hughes

Duke Senior: Philip Bird

Hymen, god of marriage: Ewart James Walters

Jaques: Tim McMullan

Le Beau, William: Gregory Gudgeon

Lord: Gareth Bennett-Ryan

Oliver de Boys: Jamie Parker

Orlando de Boys: Jack Laskey

Phebe: Jade Williams

Rosalind: Naomi Frederick

Silvius: Michael Benz

Touchstone: Dominic Rowan