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

In Search of Shakespeare
2004: David Wallace

This is a thoughtfully composed series of four episodes dealing with both the man and the artist, by the master of the ‘In Search of..." format, Michael Wood. It’s effective and occasionally moving, and Wood’s enthusiasm is, as always, infectious. The four episodes are:

  1. A Time of Revolution
  2. The Lost Years
  3. The Duty of Poets
  4. For All Time

At least some of the impulse behind this series is establishing something about the authorship question — were the plays we attribute to Shakespeare written actually by Shakespeare of Stratford-on-Avon, or by someone else? This question continues to be contested aggressively in every generation, with many partisans of Marlowe, or Bacon, or the Duke of Oxford, and it shows little sign of subsiding. Wood offers a number of enticing suggestions in support of the position that he did indeed do so. While it doesn’t really go very far to prove that position, and it’s highly possible that we will never have access to enough concrete material to do so, one way or the other, it provides a plausible contextual setting that makes it seem entirely possible, contrary to the assumptions of the naysayers.

I confess that I am myself among those who believes that it's entirely possible that a fairly well-born lad from Stratford could rise to this level of achievement, but I'm also among those who don't care as much about the biographical underpinnings as about the nature of the artistic product itself. Still, the question is rich and interesting.

Various: Alexandra Gilbreath

Announcer: Fred Melamed

Various: Gerald Kyd

Himself: Gregory Doran

Himself: Marc Meltonville

Himself - Host: Michael Wood

Various: Ray Fearon

Hamlet: Robert Whitelock

Various: Scott M. Holden