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)

Throne of Blood (Kumonosu jo)
1957: Akira Kurosawa

It scarcely seems credible that one of the best films ever made of Macbeth should be in a form that does not preserve his extraordinary language. But Akira Kurosawa, probably the greatest Japanese filmmaker, and the man responsible for such treasures as The Seven Samurai, Ran, Yojimbo, and Kagemusha, has here created something that almost deserves to be taken as a genuine production of the play. His command of imagery is unsurpassed, and the colossal presence of Toshiro Mifune as the unshakeable Macbeth (Taketori Washizu) lends the whole an enormous and arresting immediacy. It manages to capture in its black and white format a concentration of mood that largely eludes other productions.

Commander: Jun Otomo

Commander: Masao Masuda

Commander: Shinpei Takagi

Commander: Shiro Tsuchiya

Commander: Takaeo Matsushita

Guard killed by Washizu: Takeshi Kato

Kuniharu Tsuzuki: Takamaru Sasaki

Kunimaru Tsuzuki: Hiroshi Tachikawa

Lady Asaji Washizu: Isuzu Yamada

Miki party member: Takeo Obugawa

Military Commander: Kokuten Kodo

Noriyasu Odagura: Takashi Shimura

Old Ghost Woman: Chieko Naniwa

Old Woman at castle: Eiko Miyoshi

Phantom samurai: Nobuo Nakamura

Phantom samurai: Seiji Miyaguchi

Samurai: Fuminori Ohashi

Second Miki party member: Seijiro Onda

Second Military Commander: Nakajiro Tomita

Servant: Akifumi Inoue

Servant: Kaneyuki Tsubono

Servant: Kyoro Sakurai

Taketori Washizu: Toshiro Mifune

Third Military Commander: Yoshio Inaba

Tsuki guard: Higuchi

Tsuzuki guard (as Kin Takagi): Hitoshi Takagi

Washizu samurai: Sachio Sakai

Washizu samurai: Senkichi Omura

Washizu samurai: Shin Otomo

Washizu samurai: Yoshio Tsuchiya

Washizu samurai: Yu Fujiki

Washizu samurai: Yutaka Sada

Washizu soldier: Akira Tani

Washizu soldier: Ikio Sawamura

Washizu’s workman: Kichijiro Ueda

Yoshiaki Miki: Minoru Chiaki

Yoshiteru Miki: Akira Kubo