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


1998: Shakespeare in Love


1982: Acting Shakespeare

1982: Playing Shakespeare

1999: Shakespeare’s Women and Claire Bloom

2004: In Search of Shakespeare

2005: The Hobart Shakespeareans

2005: Shakespeare Behind Bars

2011: Shakespeare High

2013: Shakespeare Uncovered

Shakespeare in Love
1998: John Madden

This is a completely fictional account of a slice of the life of William Shakespeare, written by the playwright Tom Stoppard, the author of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, who has engaged with Shakespeare in various ways for a couple of generations now. He seems fascinated by the spaces and silences in Shakespeare’s plays. Here he posits a fictional history behind the writing of Romeo and Juliet, and provides some fictional background about how Twelfth Night came to be written as well. None of it should be taken seriously as Shakespearean biography, and a lot of what is represented here is a backward projection of twentieth-century ethics and worldview. Nevertheless, in the bits around the side of the story, we see images of how the theater of the day worked, and those are imaginatively intriguing and well-realized.

In all seriousness, a student is unlikely to learn a great deal about Shakespeare this way, but the incidentals are rich and colorful. The movie does involve some nudity and sexual behavior that parents or teachers will want to assess before showing it to children.

Actor in Tavern: Jason Round

Augustine Philips: Mark Saban

Barman: Rupert Farley

Christopher Marlowe : Rupert Everett

Crier: Desmond McNamara

Dr. Moth: Antony Sher

Edward Pope: Timothy Kightley

First Boatman: Simon Day

Frees: Tim McMullan

George Bryan: Bob Barrett

Henry Condell: Nicholas Boulton

Hugh Fennyman: Tom Wilkinson

James Armitage: Roger Morlidge

James Hemmings: Gregor Truter

John Hemmings: David Curtiz

John Webster: Joe Roberts

Lady De Lesseps: Jill Baker

Lady in Waiting: Bridget McConnell

Lady in Waiting: Georgie Glen

Lambert : Steve O’Donnell

Lord Wessex: Colin Firth

Makepeace: Steven Beard

Master Plum: Robin Davies

Ned Alleyn: Ben Affleck

Nol: Barnaby Kay

Nurse: Imelda Staunton

Peter: Paul Bigley

Philip Henslowe: Geoffrey Rush

Queen Elizabeth: Judi Dench

Ralph Bashford: Jim Carter

Richard Burbage: Martin Clunes

Rosaline: Sandra Reinton

Sam Gosse: Daniel Brocklebank

Scullery Maid: Amber Glossop

Servant: Hywel Simons

Sir Robert De Lesseps: Nicholas Le Prevost

Tilney - Master of the Revels: Simon Callow

Viola De Lesseps: Gwyneth Paltrow

Wabash: Mark Williams

Will Kempe: Patrick Barlow

Will Shakespeare: Joseph Fiennes