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

1916: Ernest C. Warde

1953: Andrew McCullough

1971: Peter Brook

1971: Grigori Kozintsev (Korol Lir)

1974: Edwin Sherin

1976: Tony Davenall

1982: Jonathan Miller

1982: Alan Cooke

1983: Michael Elliott

1998: Richard Eyre

1999: Brian Blessed

2008: Trevor Nunn

2015: Antoni Cimolino

2016: Gregory Doran, Robin Lough

2017: Nancy Meckler, Ian Russell

2018: Alexander Barnett

2018: Richard Eyre


1985: Ran

1987: King Lear

1997: A Thousand Acres

2000: The King is Alive

2002: King of Texas

Production drama

2003: Slings and Arrows (Season 3)


2015: Shakespeare Uncovered, Season 2, Episode 6

King Lear
1953: Andrew McCullough

This one I have not yet seen, but it stars Orson Welles as Lear, and Welles’ performances are seldom uninteresting.

Cordelia: Natasha Parry

Doctor: LeRoi Operti

Duke of Albany: Arnold Moss

Duke of Burgundy: Fred Sadoff

Duke of Cornwall: Scott Forbes

Earl of Gloucester: Frederick Worlock

Earl of Kent: Bramwell Fletcher

First gentleman: Lloyd Bochner

First servant: Chris Gampel

Fool: Alan Badel

Goneril: Beatrice Straight

King Lear: Orson Welles

King of France: Wesley Addy

Oswald: David J. Stewart

Poor Tom: Micheál MacLiammóir

Regan: Margaret Phillips