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

Playing Shakespeare
1982: John Carlaw, Peter Walker

Veteran actor and producer John Barton presides over a very penetrating discussion, aimed at actors, but also worth the attention of anyone aspiring to understand the plays of Shakespeare and how they work. Barton challenges his actors — many of them at the peak of their powers — to find more in their roles. We get the chance to see and occasionally compare various performances of the same roles by different artists. There’s nothing else quite like this out there. Not all bits of it are equally brilliant, of course, but the whole is sufficiently challenging that I’d recommend it heartily to any Shakespeare enthusiast.

Complete in nine episodes:
  1. The Two Traditions
  2. Using the Verse
  3. Language and Character
  4. Exploring a Character
  5. Set Speeches and Soliloquies
  6. Irony and Ambiguity
  7. Passion and Coolness
  8. Rehearsing the Text
  9. Poetry and Hidden Poetry

Herself: Barbara Leigh-Hunt

Herself: Jane Lapotaire

Herself: Judi Dench

Herself: Lisa Harrow

Herself: Peggy Ashcroft

Herself: Peggy Ashcroft

Herself: Sheila Hancock

Herself: Sinéad Cusack

Herself: Susan Fleetwood

Himself: Alan Howard

Himself: Ben Kingsley

Himself: David Suchet

Himself: Donald Sinden

Himself: Hugh Laurie

Himself: Ian McKellen

Himself: John Barton

Himself: Michael Pennington

Himself: Michael Williams

Himself: Mike Gwilym

Himself: Norman Rodway

Himself: Patrick Stewart

Himself: Richard Pasco

Himself: Roger Rees

Himself: Stephen Fry

Himself: Tony Church