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: Laurence Olivier

1964: Philip Saville

1964: Bill Colleran, John Gielgud

1964: Grigori Kozintsev

1969: Tony Richardson

1976: Celestino Coronada

1980: Rodney Bennett

1990: Kevin Kline

1990: Franco Zeffirelli

1996: Kenneth Branagh

2000: Michael Almereyda

2000: Campbell Scott, Eric Simonson

2002: Peter Brook

2003: Michael Mundell

2007: Alexander Fodor

2009: Simon Bowler

2009: Gregory Doran

2011: Bruce Ramsay

2014: Adam Hall

2015: Sarah Frankcom, Margaret Williams

2015: Dick Douglass, Obie Dean

2016: Jennifer Nicole Stang

2016: Simon Godwin

2016: Antoni Cimolino and Shelagh O’Brien

2018: Federay Holmes, Elle White

2018: Robert Icke, Rhodri Huw, Ilinca Radulian


1992: Natalya Orlova, Dave Edwards (animated)

2004: Hamlet (opera, Ambroise Thomas)

Production drama

2003: Slings and Arrows (Season 1)


1990: Discovering Hamlet

2010: This is Hamlet

2013: Shakespeare Uncovered (Season 1, Ep. 6)


1990: Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead

1994: Royal Deceit

2008: Hamlet 2

2014: Hamlet A.D.D.

2017: Ophelia (short)

2018: Ophelia

This is Hamlet
2010: Greg Watkins

Set in the format of a television news and interview show, this purports to represent and deal with the characters of the play as if they were real people. They are brought on and asked their opinions about various things. Interstitial materials include music videos and advertisements for various Shakespearean items. A few scenes are played out in the original language. The host is Ralph Holinshed (the author of the Chronicles that figure prominently among Shakespeare’s sources), and one of the interviewing reporters is Sarah Siddons (named for the famous Shakespeare actress of the nineteenth century).

Clearly aimed at a high-school audience reared with a cultivated attention deficit, since it’s cut into pieces that are seldom much longer than ten minutes, this nevertheless offers over two hours of material that is in fact still fairly illuminating, and it reveals, by some fairly deft humor, some of the easier-to-overlook pieces of the play. Some sexual implications may be unsuitable for younger students.

(voice): Mick Mize

Ambassador: Lance Gardner

Barnardo: Carlo Magno

Female Attendant: Jenna Davi

Ghost of King Hamlet: Robert Parsons

Gravedigger #1: Joan Mankin

Gravedigger #2: John Gilkey

Guildenstern: Liam Vincent

Hamlet: Patrick Alparone

Horatio: Jon Gentry

King Claudius: Charles Shaw Robinson

Laertes: Nicholas Pelczar

Male Attendant: Benjamin Euphrat

Marcellus: Ogie Zulueta

Ophelia: Anna Bullard

Player King: Caveh Zahedi

Polonius: Howard Swain

Princess: Chloe Bronzan

Queen Gertrude: Delia MacDougall

Rosencrantz: Mark Anderson Phillips

TV host - Ralph Holinshed: Jeremy Sabol

Sarah Siddons: Carrie Paff