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
1970: Stuart Burge

This big-budget 1970 extravaganza features some real acting talent, but it is mixed with some fairly poor work as well. The whole is so badly conceived and put together that most of the effort is wasted. Worthy of note, however, is the reappearance of John Gielgud in the role of Caesar himself. A genuine stage-trained actor like Christopher Lee is wasted on the relatively trivial role of Artemidorus.

On the other hand, some often-good actors in other material are woefully miscast. Perhaps at the pinnacle of this dubious heap is Jason Robards. His middle-American diction bespeaks not only his origins but the fact that he hasn’t really thought clearly about what he’s saying. He seems to be reciting his lines, not bringing them forth as something he’s actually thought of to say. Charlton Heston is revisiting the role of Marc Antony, and he doesn’t do a really bad job, but he doesn’t do a really good one either. The rest drift along, as if they were not entirely in the same play, speaking their lines, but with neither real conviction nor real connection with others.

Artemidorus: Christopher Lee

Brutus: Jason Robards

Caesar’s Servant: Linbert Spencer

Caesar’s Servant: Trevor Adams

Calpurnia: Jill Bennett

Carpenter: Laurence Harrington

Casca: Robert Vaughn

Cassius: Richard Johnson

Ceasar Servant: Ronald Magill

Cicero: André Morell

Cinna the Conspirator: David Neal

Cinna the Poet: Peter Eyre

Clitus: John Tate

Cobbler: Ron Pember

Decius Brutus: Derek Godfrey

Flavius: Thomas Heathcote

Julius Caesar: John Gielgud

Lepidus’s Slave: Roy Stewart

Lepidus: David Dodimead

Lucilius: Robert Keegan

Lucius: Steven Pacey

Marc Antony: Charlton Heston

Marullus: Alan Browning

Messala: Paul Hardwick

Metellus Cimber: Michael Gough

Octavius Caesar: Richard Chamberlain

Pindarus: Damien Thomas

Popilius Lena: John Moffatt

Portia: Diana Rigg

Publius: Edwin Finn

Servant to Octavius: Robin Chadwick

Slave: Barbara Lindley

Strato: Ewan Hooper

The Soothsayer: Alba

Titinius: Norman Bowler

Trebonius: Preston Lockwood

Volumnius: Andrew Crawford