Shakespeare Plays Available in Video Format
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All’s Well That Ends Well
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
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
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
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

Available versions

1950: David Bradley

1953: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

1970: Stuart Burge

1979: Herbert Wise

2012: Gregory Doran


1992: Yuri Kulakov (animated)


Macbeth, 1954: George Schaefer (extras)

Julius Caesar
1953: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

This is still considered by many to be the best available production, despite some of its peculiarities and limitations. I’m still not quite ready to see Marlon “I coulda been a contender” Brando in a toga, and for me his flabby diction still gets in the way. But there are some rather capable acting forces here, including the inimitable James Mason and John Gielgud as Brutus and Cassius, respectively. I found relatively little about it to excite me, really, but that may be partly because Julius Caesar is not one of my very favorite Shakespeare plays.

Artemidorus: Morgan Farley

Brutus: James Mason

Calpurnia: Greer Garson

Carpenter, Citizen of Rome: John Doucette

Casca: Edmond O’Brien

Cassius: John Gielgud

Cicero: Alan Napier

Cinna: William Cottrell

Citizen of Rome: Alvin Hurwitz

Citizen of Rome: Ann Tyrrell

Citizen of Rome: David Bond

Citizen of Rome: Donald Elson

Citizen of Rome: Jo Gilbert

Citizen of Rome: John O’Malley

Citizen of Rome: Lawrence Dobkin

Citizen of Rome: Oliver Blake

Citizen of Rome: Paul Guilfoyle

Claudius: Preston Hanson

Clitus (as Joe Waring): Joseph Waring

Dardanius: Stephen Roberts

Decius Brutus: John Hoyt

Flavius: Michael Pate

Julius Caesar: Louis Calhern

Lepidus: Douglass Dumbrille

Ligarius: Ian Wolfe

Lucilius: Rhys Williams

Lucius: John Hardy

Mark Antony: Marlon Brando

Marullus: George Macready

Messala: Dayton Lummis

Metellus Cimber: Tom Powers

Octavius Caesar (as Douglas Watson): Douglass Watson

Officer to Octavius: Michael Tolan

Pindarus: Michael Ansara

Popilius Lena: Victor Perry

Portia: Deborah Kerr

Publius: Lumsden Hare

Servant to Antony (as Bill Phipps): William Phipps

Servant to Caesar (as Chester Stratton): Chet Stratton

Soothsayer: Richard Hale

Strato: Edmund Purdom

Titinius: John Parrish

Trebonius: Jack Raine

Varro: John Lupton

Volumnius: Thomas Browne Henry