Shakespeare Plays Available in Video Format
Scholars Online Educational Resources


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

1948: Orson Welles

1954: George Schaefer

1961: Paul Almond

1971: Roman Polanski

1979: Philip Casson

1981: Arthur Allan Seidelman

1983: Jack Gold

1997: Jeremy Freeston

1998: Michael Bogdanov

2001: Gregory Doran

2006: Geoffrey Wright

2009: Colleen Stovall

2010: Rupert Goold

2014: Eve Best


1957: Throne of Blood

1991: Men of Respect

1991: Scotland, PA

1992: Nikolai Serebryakov, Dave Edwards (animated)

1999: Macbeth in Manhattan

2005: ShakespeaRe-Told: Macbeth

Production drama

2003: Slings and Arrows (Season 2)


2008: This Is Macbeth

2013: Shakespeare Uncovered (Season 1, Ep. 2)

1998: Michael Bogdanov

This is another of the modern-dress Macbeths, with the lead character depicted as a guerilla soldier in fatigues fighting for who knows what. As far as I know it can only be acquired in a two-for-one set with the Twelfth Night with Parminder Nagra. It’s severely cut, and, despite the fact that Bogdanov was a veteran in the field of Shakespeare production, I did not find it particularly enlightening. Greta Scacchi does, however, have an electrifying presence as Lady Macbeth. For the most part, however, I found it merely tedious. There are many other more worthwhile versions of the play out there.

Banquo: Michael Maloney

Duncan: Philip Madoc

First Murderer: Peter Theiss

Gentlewoman: Jane Gurnett

Lady Macbeth: Greta Scacchi

Lady Macduff: Ruth Gemmell

Lennox: Steve Toussaint

Loon: Richard Coyle

Macbeth: Sean Pertwee

Macduff: Lorcan Cranitch

Malcolm: Jack Davenport

Porter: Shane Richie

Ross: Dorian Thomas

Seyton: Dorian Lough

Witch 2: Lorren Bent

Witch: Denise Black

Witch: Lesley Joseph