The Plays:
Videos About Shakespeare & His Times, and Performing Shakespeare

Feature films and shorts with Shakespeare performance as part of the plot

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Books relating to Shakespeare on film and video

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Complete Works of William Shakespeare (online text)

THE PLAYS

All's Well That Ends Well (1980)
BBC. Director Elijah Moshinsky. Cast: Celia Johnson, Ian Charleson, Michael Hordern, Angela Down, Peter Jeffrey, Kevin Stoney. 160 min. DVD 596

All's Well That Ends Well
Read by Claire Bloom, Dame Fiona Robson. 2.5 hrs. Sound/C 96

All's Well That Ends Well (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Emily Woof (Helena), Sam West (Bertram), Edward De Souza (Parolles), Clive Swift (King of France). 157 min. Sound/D 129

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Anthony & Cleopatra (1981)
BBC. Director Jonathan Miller. Cast: John Paul, Jonathan Adams, Jane Lapotaire, Colin Blakely, Darien Angadi, Ian Charleson, Anthony Redley. 160 min. DVD 599
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Anthony & Cleopatra (1983)
Director Lawrence Carra. Cast: Lynn Redgrave, Timothy Dalton, Nichelle Nichols, John Carradine, Barrie Ingham, Anthony Geary, Walter Koenig, Brian Kerwin, Jack Gwillim. DVD X3511; vhs Video/C 753
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Antony & Cleopatra (1974)
Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Jon Scoffield. Cast: Richard Johnson, Janet Suzman, Patrick Stewart, Corin Redgrave. 161 min. Video/C 3207

Antony & Cleopatra (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Estelle Kohler (Cleopatra), Ciaran Hinds (Mark Antony), Ian Hughes (Octavius Caesar), David Burke (Domitius Enobarbus) 203 min. Sound/D 130

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Anthony & Cleopatra
Read by Anthony Quale, Pamela Brown. 160 min. Sound/C 1

As You Like It (1978)
BBC. Director Basil Colman. Cast: Helen Mirren. 150 min. DVD 584
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As You Like It (1936)
Director Paul Czinner. Cast: Elisabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier, Sophie Stewart, Henry Ainley, Leon Quartermaine, Felix Aylmer. 96 min. DVD 252; Video/C 1149
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As You Like It (2006)
Director Kenneth Branagh. Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Kevin Kline, Alfred Molina, Brian Blessed, Romola Garai, Adrian Lester, Janet McTeer, David Oyelowo. 127 min. DVD 8488 Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

As You Like It (UK, 2010)
Directed for stage by Thea Sharrock ; film director, Kriss Russman. Cast: Naomi Frederick, Laura Rogers, Dominic Rowan, Jack Laskey. 147 min. DVD X4225 Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

As You Like It (1986)
Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada. Director Herb Roland. Cast: Roberta Maxwell, Andrew Gillies, Rosemary Dunsmore, Nicholas Pennell. 158 min. Video/C 1454

As You Like It (1978)
Berkeley Shakespeare Festival. Video/C 373

As You Like It (2006)
A production of William Shakespeare's play As you like it, performed by students of the English Department, University of California, Berkeley. Presented by the students of English 117T, April 27, 2006 (Prof. Joel B. Altman) in the Class of 1925 Courtyard, UC Berkeley. DVD 6011; vhs Video/C mm1092

As You Like It (Shakespeare: The Animated Tales)(Russia | UK | USA | Japan, 1992)
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov. Narrator, Sylvestra le Touzel; cast: Maria Miles, John McAndrew, Peter Gunn, David Holt, Nathaniel Parker. Animated adaptations of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Produced by BBC the series was animated by some of the foremost artists of Soyuzmultfilm, the former Soviet Union's main animation studio. Each play is directed by a different animator, in a wide variety of styles and features performances by world-renowned actors. 25 min. DVD X4088

As You Like It (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Niamh Cusack (Rosalind), Stephen Mangan (Orlando), Victoria Hamilton (Celia), Gerard Murphy (Jaques). 149 min. Sound/D 131

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As You Like It
Read by Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Mitchell, Max Adrian. 139 min. Sound/C 95

As You Like It
Read by Edith Evans, Michael Redgrave. 43 min. Sound/C 753

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Comedy of Errors (1983)
BBC. Director James Cellan Jones, 1983. Cast: Cyril Cusak, Joanne Pearce, David Kelley, Geofrey Rose, Wendy Hiller. 108 min. DVD 587
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Comedy of Errors (1989)
Directed and adapted by Richard Monette. Cast: Geordie Johnson (Antipholus), Keith Dinicol (Dromio), Nicholas Pennell (Egeon of Syracuse), Goldie Semple, Lucy Peacock (Luciana), James Blendick (Duke of Ephesus). Originally produced for television by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 90 min. Video/C 5625
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Comedy of Errors (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by David Tennant (Antipholus of Syracuse), Brendan Coyle (Antipholus of Ephesus), Alan Cox (Dromios), Jason O'Mara (Dromios), Niamh Cusack (Adriana), Sorcha Cusack (Luciana). 88 min. Sound/D 132

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Comedy of Errors
Read by Alec McCowen, Anna Massey, et al. 85 min. Sound/C 97

Angoor(Comedy of Errors) (1982)
Directed by Sampooran Singh Gulzar. This adaptation from India revolves around the confusions that occur when a set of twins is repeatedly being mistaken for each other. DVD 1824
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Coriolanus (The Tragedy of Coriolanus) (1984)
BBC. Director Elijah Moshinksy. Cast: Anthony Pedley, Foss Ackland, Irene Worth, Teddy Kempner, Alan Howard, Peter Sands. 145 min. DVD 585

Coriolanus (1951)
Director Paul Nickell. Cast: Richard Greene, Judth Evelyn (modern dress). 60 min. Video/C 2277
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Coriolanus (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Paul Jesson (Coriolanus), Marjorie Yates (Volumnia), Ewan Hooper (Menenius). 189 min. Sound/D 133

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Coriolanus
Read by Richard Burton, Jessica Tandy, et al. 159 min. Sound/C 2

Cymbeline (1983)
BBC. Director Elijah Moshinsky. Cast: Richard Johnson, Hugh Thomas, Claire Bloom, Helen Mirren, Michael Pennington, John Kane, Nicholas Young, Paul Jesson. 174 min. DVD 651

Cymbeline
UCB Shakespeare Program, student production. Director Erika Lin, 1994. 115 min. Video/C 2264

Cymbeline (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Sophie Thompson (Imogen), Ben Porter (Posthumus), Jack Shepherd (Cymbeline), Suzanne Bertish (Queen), Stephen Mangan (Cloten), Ron Cook (Iachimo). 189 min. Sound/D 134

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Cymbeline
Read by Claire Bloom, Boris Karloff. 170 min. Sound/C 3

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Falstaff
Henry IV, parts I and II

Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1967)
Director Orson Welles. Cast: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud, Marina Vlady, Keith Baxter, Norman Rodway; narration based on Holinshed's Chronicles spoken by Ralph Richardson. Adapted by Orson Welles from Shakespeare's Henry IV, parts I and II. 115 min. DVD X4929; vhs 999:192
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The Soap Suds Star (1915)
Cast: Carey L. Hastings (Sophie, the star), Reginald Perry (husband). Comedy about a down-and-out vaudeville team who attempt Shakespeare and destroy their career. 14 minutes, 38 seconds. DVD 5863; vhs 999:2839
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Director Gus Van Sant. Cast: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert, Rodney Harvey, Michael Parker, Flea, Chiara Caselli, Udo Kier. 105 min. DVD 8065; vhs 999:1316
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Hamlet (1979)
BBC. Director Rodney Bennett. Cast: Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Eric Porter, Patrick Stewart, Patrick Allen, Emrys James. 215 min. DVD 437
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Hamlet (1948)
Director Laurence Olivier. Cast: Olivier, Jean Simmons, Anthony Quayle. 155 min. DVD 312; Video/C 937
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Hamlet (1996)
Director Kenneth Branagh. Cast: Branagh, Julie Christie, Gerard Depardieu, Charlton Heston, Derek Jacobi, Jack Lemmon, Richard Briers, Kate Winslet. DVD special features: Introduction by director/star Kenneth Branagh; commentary by Kenneth Branagh and Shakespeare scholar Russell Jackson; new digital transfer from original 70mm elements; featurette "To be on camera: a history with Hamlet"; 1996 Cannes Film Festival promo; Shakespeare movies trailer gallery. 242 min. DVD 8340; vhs 999:1813 (2 parts)
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Hamlet (1990)
Director Franco Zeffirelli. Cast: Mel Gibson and Glen Close. 135 min. DVD 5008; vhs 999:481
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Hamlet (1969)
Director Tony Richardson. Cast: Nicol Williamson, Anthony Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull. 114 min. Video/C 1819
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Hamlet (1964)
Director Sir John Gielgud. Staged in rehearsal room and modern dress conditions, this is Richard Burton's performance as Hamlet. This play opened on Broadway April 9, 1964. This recording is not derived from a film, but from an attempt to simply record the stage show for one cinematic showing by placing cameras in the stalls during an actual performance. Released 1995. 190 min. DVD 688; Video/C 5665
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Hamlet (1990)
Directors, Kevin Kline, Kirk Browning. Cast: Kevin Kline, Diane Venora, Dana Ivey, Brian Murray, Josef Sommer. TV production of Kevin Kline's minimalist version, presented in modern-dress. 180 min. DVD 5481
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Hamlet (2000)
Director, Michael Almereyda. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Bill Murray. A contemporary adaptation, with murder amid the hostile takeover of the Denmark Corporation. Also includes: Brook by Brook: A revealing film about Peter Brook made by his son, Simon, offering a privileged view into Brook's family, theater, and films in a collective father-son journey that is personal and moving. 113 min. DVD 673
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Hamlet (2000)
Directors, Campbell Scott, Eric Simonson. Cast: Campbell Scott, Blair Brown, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Jamey Sheridan, Marcus Giamatti, John Benjamin Hickey, Michael Imperioli. A made for television modern interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, updated to 1900 New York. The text remains substantially the same. 190 min. DVD 1004; Video/C 8591
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Hamlet (TV, 2009)
Director, Gregory Doran. Cast: David Tennant, Patrick Stewart. DVD X3474
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Hamlet (2003)
Director Mike Mundell. Cast: William Houston, Gareth Thomas, Christopher Timothy, Jilly Bond, Lucy Cockram, Paul Curran. 220 min. DVD 7440 (2 parts)
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Hamlet (Tragedy of Hamlet) (TV, 2002)
Director, Peter Brook. Hamlet: Adrian Lester, Jeffrey Kissoon, Natasha Parry, Bruce Myers, Scott Handy, Shantala Shivalingappa, Rohan Siva, Asil Rais, Yoshi Oida, Akram Khan, Nicolas Gaster, Antonin Stahly, Jerome Grillon. Discover the new meaning in Hamlet in Peter Brook's original performances in Paris and its worldwide theatrical tour. Adapted and directed by Peter Brook in collaboration with Marie-Helene Estienne ; producer, Yvon Davis (132 mins.) DVD 3801
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[Fodor's] Hamlet (2007)
Director Alexander Fodor. Cast: Tallulah Sheffield, Jason Wing, Lydia Piechowiak, Katie Reddin-Clancey, Simon Nader, Di Sherlock, Alan Hanson, Wilson Belchambers, James Frail. Fodor's production is not a film in the traditional sense, but rather a series of photographs supported by text. Told as a nightmarish ghost story while never changing the original lines, this production uses sounds, light and camera to produce a more natural experience of Hamlet. 220 min. DVD 9994

Calbi, Maurizio. "Shakespeare in the Extreme: Addiction, Ghosts, and (Re)Mediation in Alexander Fodor's Hamlet." Literature Film Quarterly, 2011, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p85-98, 14p UC users only

Gamlet (Hamlet) (1964)
Director, Grigori Kozintsev. Cast: Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elsa Radzin, Yuri Tolubeyev, Anastasia Vertinskaya. Accompanying booklet includes 3 short biographies by Alissa Simon (of Grigori Kozintsev, Boris Pasternak, & Dmitri Shostakovich) and an essay by Mark Sokolyansky ("Grigori Kozintsev's Hamlet and King Lear"). A Russian production of Hamlet with music by Dmitri Shostakovich. Translated into Russian by Boris Pasternak. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964. DVD 6529
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Hamlet (Shakespeare: The Animated Tales)(Russia | UK | USA | Japan, 1992)
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov. Narrator, Michael Kitchen ; cast, Nicholas Farrell, John Shrapnel, Susan Fleetwood, Tilda Swinton. Animated adaptations of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Produced by BBC the series was animated by some of the foremost artists of Soyuzmultfilm, the former Soviet Union's main animation studio. Each play is directed by a different animator, in a wide variety of styles and features performances by world-renowned actors. 25 min. DVD X4089

A Commedia dell'arte Hamlet (1964)
Directed by Nick Havinga. "Commedia dell'arte," a 16th century Italian dramatic genre, was well known in Shakespeare's England. Masked actors improvised on familiar plots and worked familiar characters into comedic versions of serious stories. Part farce, part deconstruction, part social commentary, the technique has been used here on scenes from Shakespeare's "Hamlet." 27 min. Video/C 7825

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Hamlet 2 (2008)
Directed by Andrew Fleming. Cast: Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, David Arquette, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Shue, Joseph Julian Soria, Skylar Astin, Phoebe Strole, Melonie Diaz. When his Tucson, AZ school's theater department is threatened to be cut, failed-actor-turned-high-school-drama-teacher Dana Marschz writes a play that he hopes will solve everything. He decides to write a sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet. Now, the drama department will stage one of the most politically incorrect musical extravaganzas ever seen. Dana and his class will put it all on the line for one conflicted and controversial performance. Special features: Deleted scenes; "Duty calls:" a candid and comic look at the making of the film; "Part deux:" cast and crew chime in with anecdotes from the set; Oscar winner vs. High school drama class: put the Academy Award-winning performance by Julia Roberts side-by-side with Mr. Marschz's class performance of 'Erin Brockovich' and let you decide who's got the chops; sing along with Hamlet 2: "Raped in the face" & "Rock me sexy Jesus;" audio commentary with director/co-writer Andrew Fleming and co-writer Pam Brady. 92 min. DVD X3355
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Hamlet Goes Business (Hamlet liikemaailmassa) (Finland, 1987)
Written and directed by Aki Kaurismaki. Cast: Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Esko Salminen, Esko Nikkari. A farcical take on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Young Hamlet inherits a seat on the board of a company controlled by his uncle that decides to move into the rubber duck market. But Hamlet is suspicious of the circumstances surrounding his father's death, as boardroom battles and poisoned directors ensue. PAL (Region 2)format 85 min. DVD 6184
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Hamlet: ein rachedrama (Germany, 1921)
Director Svend Gade. Cast: Asta Nielsen (Hamlet), Mathilde Brandt, Paul Conradi, Anton de Verdier, Lilly Jacobson. This Hamlet remains one of the least known partly because the title role is played by a woman and the plot also borrows from Danish legends and a German play. For reasons of state the heiress to the throne has been brought up as a boy, and she has conceived a hopeless passion for Horatio. Dying she gets the longed-for kiss from him, as his wandering hand encounters a breast. "Death reveals thy tragic secret!". Silent with German intertitles. 135 min. DVD X5424 [preservation copy]; vhs 999:1970
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The Bad Sleep Well (Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru) (Japan, 1960)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Akira Kurosawa, the acclaimed Japanese director, adopts the American gangster-film style to weave a fascinating tale of corporate greed. The story focuses on a grieving son, (Toshiro Mifune), who seeks revenge for his father's murder as he infiltrates the corrupt construction company that was responsible for his father's death. 152 min. DVD 2834; vhs 999:2283
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The Great Hamlets
Includes interviews with the greatest interpreters of Hamlet from around the world including Laurence Olivier, Ben Kingsley, and Maximilian Schell. 1985. 120 min. Video/C 4483

Hamlet (excerpts)
Orson Welles. CD-ROM multimedia version of Welles' Theatre of the Imagination--radio productions of the Mercury Theatre. Compu/D 326

Shakespeare... In and Out (1999)
Directed by Peter Shushtari. Rich Longfellow, a young aspiring actor who dreams of playing Shakespeare's Hamlet, moves from a small town in Ohio to Los Angeles where he begins his acting career in the porno industry. He soon moves up in the adult entertainment industry by landing a role in a big-budget feature length porno film. While continuing to strive toward his lofty Shakespearean goals, Rich allows the viewer to take a hilarious look at the porno film industry and the players involved in this sly, humorus and realistic docu-comedy. 80 min. DVD X5313; vhs 999:2348
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Strange Illusion (1947)
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Cast: James Lydon, Sally Eilers, Warren William, Regis Toomey, Charles Arnt. "Hamlet as a 40s film noir Hardy Boys movie!" [Film Monthly] "Paul (James Lydon), a young man whose father was once lieutenant Governor of California before his untimely death, has a strange, recurring dream in which his mother (Sally Eilers) falls in love with a dangerous man (Brett Curtis, played by Warren William), a dream which also contains the image of his father's death in an automobile accident under mysterious circumstances. Through the help of his friend, a psychiatrist (Regis Toomey), Paul realizes that his dream is coming true, and that his mother is falling under Curtis's influence. Curtis, in fact, is a homicidal maniac who lives as an out-patient at the sanitarium of the unscrupulous Dr. Muhlbach (Charles Arnt). When Curtis makes an attempt to marry Paul's mother, Paul intervenes, and after a series of events discovers that Muhlbach and Curtis murdered Paul's father many year earlier, just as it happened in Paul's dream." [IMDB] DVD 863; VHS 999:682
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The Lion King (Walt Disney Pictures, 1994)
Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. Voices: Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin. In this animated musical film Simba begins life as an honored prince, son of the powerful King Mufasa. The cub's happy childhood turns tragic when his evil uncle Scar murders Mufasa and drives Simba away from the kingdom. In exile, the young lion befriends the comically bumbling pair of Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat and lives a carefree jungle life. As he approaches adulthood, however, he is visited by the spirit of his father, who instructs him to defeat the nefarious Scar and reclaim his rightful throne. Special features: 2 versions of the film, deleted scenes, new song "Morning Report", music videos, "experiential" features and games, Timon & Pumbaa's virtual safari, music journey, stage journey, animal journey, film journey, story journey ; 5 previews of other motion pictures. 88 min. DVD 1943
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A Midwinter's Tale (In the Bleak Midwinter) (UK, 1996)
Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Cast: Richard Briers, Hetta Charnley, Joan Collins, Nick Farrell, Mark Hadfield, Gerard Horan, Celia Imrie, Michael Maloney, Julia Sawalha, John Sessions. Joe Harper is in a rut. His girlfriend just left him and he hasn't had an acting job in over a year. In a last-ditch effort to build his self-esteem and renew his faith in his chosen profession, Joe spends the last of his savings (plus a loan from his agent) to direct a Christmas production of Hamlet in the sleepy English village of Hope. Joe enlists six eccentric characters who each have problems of their own. Joe and his eclectic band of thespians tackle both the Bard's greatest play and their own inadequacies and fears, with suprising-- and often hilarious-- results. 98 min. DVD X5727; vhs 999:3656
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Hamlet (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by S. Simon Russell Beale (Hamlet), Imogen Stubbs (Ophelia), Jane Lapotaire (Gertrude), Bob Peck (Claudius), Norman Rodway (Polonius). 205 min. Sound/D 135

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Henry IV, part 1 (1979)
BBC. Director David Giles. Cast: John Finch, Anthony Quayle. 150 min. DVD 593

Henry IV, part 1 (1990)
English Shakespeare Company. Director Michael Bogdanov Cast: Michael Cronin, Barry Stanton, Michael Pennington, Andrew Jarvis, June Watson. Recorded live at the Grand Theatre, Swansea. 3 hrs. Video/C 2116

Henry IV, part 1 (1978)
Berkeley Shakespeare Festival. 150 min. Video/C 399

Henry IV, part 1 (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Julian Glover (Henry IV), Jamie Glover (Prince Hal), Richard Griffiths (Falstaff), Alan Cox (Hotspur), Elizabeth Spriggs (Mistress Quickly), Peter Jeffrey (Northumberland), Anthony Jackson (Worcester), Ian Hughes (Glendower), Mark Bonnar (Douglas), Charles Simpson (Poins), Jane Slavin (Lady Percy), Michael N. Harbour (York), Nicholas Murchie (Vernon), Philip Whitchurch (Westmoreland), Sidney Livingstone (Bardolph), David King (Blunt). 136 min. Sound/D 136

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Henry IV, part 1
Director Peter Wood. Read by Harry Andrews, Pamela Brown. 3 hrs. Sound/C 14

Henry IV, part 2 (1979)
BBC. Director David Giles. Cast: John Finch, Anthony Quayle. 150 min. DVD 598

Henry IV, part 2 (1990)
English Shakespeare Company. Director Michael Bogdanov. Cast: Michael Pennington, Michael Cronin, Paul Brennen, Barry Stanton, Andrew Jarvis. Recorded live at the Grand Theatre, Swansea. 151 min. Video/C 2117

Henry IV, part 2 (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Jamie Glover (Hal), Julian Glover (King Henry), Richard Griffiths (Falstaff). 183 min. Sound/D 137

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Henry IV, part 2
Director Peter Wood. Read by Harry Andrews, Pamela Brown. 3 hrs. Sound/C 15

Henry V (1979)
BBC. Director David Giles. Cast: David Gwillim, Rob Edwards. 161 min. DVD 436

Henry V (1944)
Director Laurence Olivier. Cast: Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Renee Asherson, Felix Aylmer, Esmond Knight, Leo Genn. 136 min. DVD 57; Video/C 1480
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Henry V (1989)
Director Kenneth Branagh. Cast: Branagh, Ian Holm, Derek Jacobi. 138 min. DVD 347; VHS 999:412
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Henry V (1990)
English Shakespeare Company. Director Michael Bogdanov. Cast: Michael Pennington, Michael Cronin, Paul Brennen, Barry Stanton, Andrew Jarvis. Recorded live at the Grand Theatre, Swansea. 175 min. Video/C 2118

Henry V (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Jamie Glover (Henry), Brian Cox (Chorus), Elizabeth Spriggs (Hostess). 188 min. Sound/D 138

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Henry V
Read by Ian Holm et al. 129 min. Sound/C 16

Henry VI, part 1 (1983)
BBC. Director Jane Howell. Cast: Peter Benson, Trevor Peacock. 147 min. DVD 655
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Henry VI, part 1 (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by David Tennant (King Henry VI), Norman Rodway (Duke of Gloucester), John Bowe (Talbot), Amanda Root (Joan de Pucelle), Clive Merrison (Richard Plantagenet), Nigel Cooke (Earl of Suffolk), Steve Hodson (Bishop of Winchester), Isla Blair (Countess of Auvergne), Christopher Benjamin (Duke of Bedford), Anthony Jackson (Duke of Exeter), Michael N. Harbour (Duke of Somerset), Christian Rodska (Earl of Salisbury), David Yelland (Charles, Dauphin of France), Kelly Hunter (Margaret of Anjou), Raymond Bowers (Duke of Burgundy), Mark Lambert (Duke of Alencon), Nicholas Rowe (Bastard of Orleans), John Hollis (Duke of Anjou), Trevor Martin (Edmund Mortimer), John McAndrew (Young Talbot). 159 min. Sound/D 139

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Henry VI, part 2 (1983)
BBC. Director Jane Howell. Cast: Peter Benson, Trevor Peacock. 212 min. DVD 656
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Henry VI, part 2 (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by David Tennant (King Henry VI), Kelly Hunter (Queen Margaret), Norman Rodway (Duke of Gloucester), John Bowe (Earl of Warwick), Clive Merrison (Duke of York), Nigel Cooke (Duke of Suffolk), Isla Blair (Duchess of Gloucester), David Troughton (Richard Plantagenet), Stephen Boxer (Edward Plantagenet), Kenneth Cranham (Jack Cade), Peter Marinker (Lord Clifford), Mark Lambert (Lord Say), Steve Hodson (Bishop of Winchester), Michael N. Harbour (Duke of Somerset), Christian Rodska (Duke of Buckingham), Patrick O'Connell (Earl of Salisbury), Raymond Bowers (Stafford), Jamie Glover (Young Clifford), David Cardy (John Hume), Jenny Howe (Margery Jourdain). 181 min. Sound/D 140

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Henry VI, part 3 (1983)
BBC. Director Jane Howell. Cast: Peter Benson, Bernard Hill. 211 min. DVD 657

Henry VI, part 3 (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by David Tennant (King Henry VI), Kelly Hunter (Queen Margaret), John Bowe (Earl of Warwick), Clive Merrison (Duke of York), David Troughton (Richard Plantagenet), Stephen Boxer (Edward Plantagenet), John McAndrew (George Plantagenet), Sonia Ritter (Lady Grey), Jonathan Tafler (King Louis of France), Nigel Cooke (Duke of Exeter), Michael N. Harbour (Duke of Somerset), Mark Lambert (Earl of Westmoreland), Anthony Jackson (Earl of Northumberland), Jamie Glover (Lord Clifford), Christian Rodska (Lord Hastings), Gavin Muir (Lord Rivers), Raymond Bowers (Marquess of Montague), Nicholas Murchie (Earl of Oxford), Jay Barrimore (Earl of Rutland). 175 min. Sound/D 141

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Henry VI, House of Lancaster (1990)
English Shakespeare Company. Director Michael Bogdanov. Cast: Michael Pennington, Michael Cronin, Paul Brennen, Barry Stanton, Andrew Jarvis. Recorded live at the Grand Theatre, Swansea. 150 min. Video/C 2119

Henry VI, House of York (1990)
English Shakespeare Company. Director Michael Bogdanov. Cast: Michael Pennington, Michael Cronin, Paul Brennen, Barry Stanton, Andrew Jarvis. Recorded live at the Grand Theatre, Swansea. 3 hrs. Video/C 2120

Henry VI, part 1 See also Plantagenet Women

Henry VIII (1979)
BBC. Director Kevin Billington. Cast: John Stide, Timothy West, Michael Poole, Ronald Pickup, Peter Vaughn. 162 min. DVD 650

Henry VIII
UCB production. Director Paul Shepard, 1990. Performed by the students of English 117T. Video/C 1862

Henry VIII (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Paul Jesson (King Henry VIII), Jane Lapotaire (Queen Katherine), Timothy West (Cardinal Wolsey), Anton Lesser (Duke of Norfolk), David Yelland (Duke of Buckingham), Steve Hodson (Gardiner), Ian Gelder (Duke of Suffolk), Michael N. Harbour (Cranmer), David Shaw Parker (Lord Chamberlain), Anthony Jackson (Cardinal Campeius), Sean Baker (Prologue/Epilogue), Nicholas Murchie (Cromwell), Katharine Schlesinger (Anne Bullen), Maria Charles (Old lady), Alan Westaway (Lord Abergavenny), Stephen Mangan (Earl of Surrey), John McAndrew (Doctor Butts), Alan Cox (Bishop of Lincoln), Nicholas Rowe (Lovell). 205 min. Sound/D 142

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Henry VIII
Read by Marlowe Society Players. Sound/C 462

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Julius Ceasar (1979)
BBC. Director Herbert Wise. Cast: Richard Pasco, Richard Pasco, Keith Michell, Charles Gray, David Collings, Virginia McKenna. 160 min. DVD 434
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Julius Ceasar (1970)
Director Stuart Burge. Cast: Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, Diana Rigg. 116 min. DVD X3508; vhs Video/C 1392
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Julius Caesar (1953)
Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz. MGM movie version Cast: Marlon Brando, John Gielgud, James Mason. 122 min. DVD 8494
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Julius Caesar (TV, 1955)
Directed by Daniel Petrie. Cast: Theodore Bikel (Julius Caesar), Alfred Ryder (Marc Antony), Sheppard Strudwick (Cassius), Philip Bourneuf (Brutus), Michael Tolan (Octavius), Richard Morse, John Heldabrand, Bruce Gordon. A made-for-television dramatization of William Shakespeare's play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on August 1, 1955. 60 min. DVD X596
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Julius Caesar (Shakespeare: The Animated Tales)(Russia | UK | USA | Japan, 1992)
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov. Narrator, Joss Ackland; cast: Frances Tomelty, David Robb, Hugh Quarshie, Jim Carter, Judith Sharp. Animated adaptations of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Produced by BBC the series was animated by some of the foremost artists of Soyuzmultfilm, the former Soviet Union's main animation studio. Each play is directed by a different animator, in a wide variety of styles and features performances by world-renowned actors. 25 min. DVD X4089

Me and Orson Welles(2008)
Directed by Richard Linklater. Cast: Ben Chaplin, Christian McKay, Claire Danes, Zac Efron, Zoe Kazan, Eddie Marsdan, Kelly Reilly, James Tupper. What a whirl, what a world! High schooler Richard Samuels lucks into a role in a daring Broadway production of Julius Caesar. Cues, staging, rehearsals, romance, rivalries; he has a lot to learn. And the first thing to learn is never upstage Mercury Theatre's genius director, 22-year-old Orson Welles. Based on the novel by Robert Kaplow. 114 min. DVD X6669

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Me and Orson Welles (UK, 2008)
Directed by Richard Linklater. Cast: Ben Chaplin, Christian McKay, Claire Danes, Zac Efron, Zoe Kazan, Eddie Marsdan, Kelly Reilly, James Tupper. What a whirl, what a world! High schooler Richard Samuels lucks into a role in a daring Broadway production of Julius Caesar. Cues, staging, rehearsals, romance, rivalries; he has a lot to learn. And the first thing to learn is never upstage Mercury Theatre's genius director, 22-year-old Orson Welles. Based on the novel by Robert Kaplow. 114 min. DVD X6669
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Julius Ceasar (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Michael Feast (Julius Caesar), John Bowe (Brutus), Adrian Lester (Mark Antony), Geoffrey Whitehead (Cassius), Estelle Kohler (Portia), Jonathan Tayler (Octavius), Shirley Dixon (Calphurnia), Keith Drinkel (Casca), Bill Homewood (Flavius), Will Keen (Marullus), Sean Baker (Pindarus), Nicholas Murchie (Lucilius), Paul Goodwin (Artemidorus), John Dallimore (Cinna the Poet), David King (Soothsayer). 205 min. Sound/D 143

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Julius Ceasar
Read by Ralph Richardson, Anthony Quale, et al. 135 min. Sound/C 4

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King John (The Life and Death of King John) (1984)
BBC. Director David Giles. Cast: Leonard Rossiter, Mary Morris, Richard Wordsworth, Claire Brown, Luc Owen, Jonathan Coy, George Costigan, Charles Kay. 156 min. DVD 649

King John (UK, 1899)
Directed by Walter Pfeffer Dando, et al. silent 3 min. 999:2305

King John (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read byMichael Feast (King John), Eileen Atkins (Constance), Michael Maloney (The Bastard), Geoffrey Whitehead (Philip of France), Trevor Peacock (Hubert), Bill Nighy (Pandulph), Margaret Robertson (Queen Elinor), Raymond Coulthard (Dauphin), Jonathan Tafler (Austria), Peter England (Arthur), Anthony Jackson (Salisbury), Oliver Cotton (Pembroke), Mark Lambert (Melun), Jenny Howe (Lady Faulconbridge), Alison Reid (Blanch), Nicholas Murchie (Robert Faulconbridge), Scott Cherry (Chatillion). 205 min. Sound/D 144

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King John
Read by Donald Wolfit, Kenneth Haigh. 54 min. Sound/C 17

King Lear (1982)
BBC. Director Jonathan Miller. Cast: Michael Hordern (King Lear), Gillian Barge (Goneril), Penelope Wilton (Regan), Brenda Blethyn (Cordelia). 186 min. DVD 586
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King Lear (1997)
Director Richard Eyre. A Chestermead production for BBC and WGBH/Boston; film version of the Royal National Theatre production, originally broadcast on Mobil Masterpiece theatre. Series Host: Russell Baker. Cast: Ian Holm (King Lear), Barbara Flynn (Goneril), Amanda Redman (Regan), David Lyon (Albany), Michael Simkins (Cornwall), Victoria Hamilton (Cordelia). 150 min. DVD X3585; vhs Video/C 5796
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King Lear (1984)
Director Michael Elliot. Cast: Laurence Olivier (King Lear), Dorothy Tutin (Goneril), Diana Rigg (Regan), Anna Calder-Marshall (Cordelia), Colin Blakely (Kent), Jeremy Kemp (Cornwall), Robert Lang (Albany), Robert Lindsay (Edmund), Leo McKern (Gloucester), David Threlfall (Edgar), John Hurt (The fool). 158 min. DVD 8326; vhs Video/C 112
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King Lear (1971)
Directed by Peter Brook. Cast: Paul Scofield, Cyril Cusack, Tom Fleming, Jack MacGowran, Patrick Magee, Alan Webb, Irene Worth. 138 min. DVD 7862; vhs Video/C 1150
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King Lear (TV, 2008)
Directors: Trevor Nunn and Chris Hunt. Cast: Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, Monica Dolan, Romola Garai, Peter Hinton, Jonathan Hyde, William Gaunt, Sylvester McCoy, Philip Winchester, Ben Meyjes. 155 min. DVD X3506
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King Lear (1988)
Thames Television, Ltd. Cast: Patrick Magee as King Lear, Patrick Mower, Ann Lynn, Phillip Brack, Beth Harris, Wendy Allnut, Robert Coleby, Ronald Radd and Ray Smith. 110 min. DVD 4343; also VHS Video/C 2275

King Lear (1974)
Director, Edwin Sherin. Cast: James Earl Jones (King Lear), Douglass Watson (Kent), Paul Sorvino (Gloucester), Raul Julia (Edmund), Rosalind Cash (Goneril), Lee Chamberlin (Cordelia), Ellen Holly (Regan), and other performers. A TV production for Theater in America on PBS. DVD 1447 (176 min.); also on VHS Video/C 6799 (120 min.)
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King Lear (1987)
Director Jean-Luc Godard. Cast: Godard, Woody Allen, Peter Sellars, Burgess Meredith, Norman Mailer. 91 min. DVD X4746; vhs 999:655
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King Lear (1982)
Shakespeare Video Society. Director, Alan Cooke. Cast: Mike Kellin, Darryl Hickman, Charles Aidman, David Groh. DVD X3501; Video/C 2270

King Lear (UK, 1999)
Director Brian Blesse and Tony Rotherham. Cast: Brian Blessed, Graham McTavish, Phillippa Peak, Hidegard Neil, Jason Riddington. 220 min. DVD 7441
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King Lear (TV, 1953)
Director Andrew McCullough. Cast: Orson Welles, Natasha Parry, Arnold Moss, Bramwell Fletcher, Margaret Phillips, David J. Stewart, Alan Badel, Beatrice Straight. Performer [Host], Alistair Cooke. Special features:: Dr. Frank Baxter on The Globe Theatre; Yale Shakespeare Festival; Walter Kerr on staging Shakespeare; backstage preview. 82 min. DVD X2583; Video/C 2651
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King Lear (1916)
Directed by Ernest C. Warde Cast: Frederick Warde, Lorraine Huling, Wayne Arey, Charles Brook, J.H. Gilmour, Hector Dion, Edwin Stanley, Ernest C. Warde, Ina Hammer, Boyd Marshall, Edith Diesel. 64 min. DVD X3510
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Korol'Lir [King Lear] (1969)
Director Grigori Kozintsev. Cast: Yuri Jarvet (King Lear), V. Shendrikova (Cordelia), Galina Volchek, Elze Radzinya, Oleg Dal, Karlis Sebris. A Russian adaptation of William Shakespeare's play in which tragedy occurs when an old king prematurely divides his kingdom between his daughters in the vain hope that they will care for him in his old age. Based on a translation by novelist Boris Pasternak and driven by a stirring score by composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Special features: "Peter Sellars on King Lear," an onscreen introduction by Anna Faroqhi and Haim Peretz; scene selection. 138 min. DVD 6954; vhs Video/C 730
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King Lear (Italy, 1910)
Directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio, Italy. Silent. 16 min. 999:2305
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King Lear (Japan)
Director, Yukio Ninagawa. In Japanese without English subtitles. DVD X1913

Lear '87 (1987)
Directed by Lee Breuer. Cast: Lee Breuer, Ruth Maleczech, Isabell Monk, Ron Vawter, Bill Raymond, Lute Ramblin'. Camera: Maryse Alberti, Jill Godmilow. In 1987, the Mabou Mines experimental theatrical collaborative began a two-week workshop on a new 'King Lear' - a fully gender-reversed one - directed by Lee Breuer and featuring Ruth Maleczech in the title role of Lear. Jill Godmilow's unique archive of their work on "Lear" makes for a creative joy ride... a master class on avant garde theater at its very best. 339 min. DVD 1041

Ran (Japan, 1985)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa. In Japanese with English subtitles. 160 min. DVD 4741; DVD 20; also vhs 999:174
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The King Is Alive. (Sweden / Denmark / USA, 2001)
Directed by Kristian Levring. Cast: Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley, David Calder, Bruce Davidson, Brion James, Peter Kubheka, Vusi Kunene, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Janet McTeer, Chris Walker, Lia Williams. Follows the trials and tribulations of a busload of tourists who get stranded in an abandoned mining town in the middle of the African desert. After a fine bout of partying, they fall prey to the heat, isolation, and fear of death that pushes them to the extremes of introspection and emotional exploration. And in a beautifully futile gesture, they begin to rehearse a production of Shakespeare's King Lear, which helps pry open a few fragile psyches. 110 min. DVD 2462
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King of Texas. (2001)
Directed by Uli Edel. Cast: Patrick Stewart, Marcia Gay Harden, Lauren Holly, Colm Meany, David Alan Grier, Matt Letscher, Steven Bauer, Julie Cox, Patrick Bergin, Roy Scheider. In this adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear, an aging Texas ranch tycoon John Lear divides his holdings among his three daughters but finds that once they have his property, they reject him. 95 min. DVD 9877
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A Thousand Acres. (1997)
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse. Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Colin Firth, Keith Carradine, Kevin Anderson, Pat Hingle, Jason Robards. This adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear" set on a farm in Iowa, follows the saga of the Cook family. Cook's kingdom is a fertile farm that spans 1,000 acres, but the seeds of its destruction are sown when the patriarch, Larry Cook, impulsively decides to distribute it among his three daughters, Ginny, Rose, and Caroline. 106 min. DVD 9875
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Griggs, Yvonne. ""All our lives we'd looked out for each other the way that motherless children tend to do": "King Lear" as Melodrama." Literature Film Quarterly; 2007, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p101-107, 7p UC users only

Seven Lears: The Pursuit of the Good. (2006)
Presented by the students of the Dept. of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, on March 12, 2006 at the Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley. Cast: Joshua Forcum (Lear), Charlotte McIvor (Prudentia), Elizabeth Granzow (Clarissa), Aaron Brownstein, Brady M. Woolery, Alicia Bruckman, Leah Dashe, Cherie Rice, Scott Smith. Shakespeare described the seven ages of man, but modern playwright Howard Barker is the first to apply that formula to King Lear. Barker's Seven Lears, the Pursuit of the Good, explores his backstory, asking what he was like as a mere princeling, how he become king, how good a king he was, and where was Queen Lear, and why did his own daughter hate him. 2006. 180 min. DVD 6063

King Lear (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Trevor Peacock (Lear), Clive Merrison (Gloucester), Anton Lesser (Kent), Penny Downie (Goneril), Samantha Bond (Regan), Julia Ford (Cordelia), Gerard Murphy (Edmund), David Tennant (Edgar), John Rogan (Fool), David Horovitch (Albany), Rob Edwards (Cornwall), Jonathan Tafler (Oswald), Clifford Rose (Gentleman), John McAndrew (France), Christopher Gee (Burgundy), David Shaw Parker (Old man), Alex Lowe (Knight). 205 min. Sound/D 145

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King Lear
Read by Paul Scofield, Rachel Roberts, Pamela Brown. 188 min. Sound/C 9

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Love's Labours Lost (1985)
BBC. Director Elijah Moshinsky. Cast: Jonathan Kent, Christopher Blake, Geoffrey Burridge. 120 min. DVD 588
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Love's Labours Lost (France / UK / Canada, 2000)
Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Cast: Branagh, Nathan Lane, Adrian Lester, Natascha McElhone, Alicia Silverstone. 94 min. DVD 446
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Love's Labours Lost (1977)
UCB student production for English 117. Director Rick Gough. (3/4" U-matic format, stored at NRLF). Video/C 244

Love's Labour's Lost (1995)
Produced, directed and scripted by Hugh Richmond. Performed by UCB students on April 26-29, 1995 on the steps of Wheeler Auditorium and the Maude Fife Room. 114 min. Video/C 6211

Love's Labour's Lost (1995)
Produced and scripted by Hugh Richmond. Performed by UCB students on the steps of Wheeler Hall, April 27, 1995. 117 min. DVD X443; vhs Video/C 6211

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Love's Labour's Lost (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Greg Wise (King of Navarre), Alex Jennings (Berowne), Samantha Bond (Princess of France), Emma Fielding (Rosaline), Alan Howard (Don Armado), Jonathan Tafler (Longaville), John Warnaby (Maria), Katharine Schlesinger (Katharine), Nicholas Woodeson (Boyet), Steven O'Neill (Moth), David Horovitch (Holofernes), Kenneth Jay (Nathaniel), John Dallimore (Dull), Max Bonamy (Costard), Emily Raymond (Jaquenetta). 147 min. Sound/D 146

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Love's Labours Lost
Read by Geraldine McEwan, Jeremy Brett. Sound/C 98

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Macbeth (1983)
BBC. Director: Jack Gold. Cast: Nicol Williamson, Tony Doyle, Jane Lapotaire. 156 min. DVD 433

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Macbeth (1981)
Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman, . Cast: Jeremy Brett, Piper Laurie. 150 min. DVD 8995; vhs Video/C 759
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Macbeth (1979)
Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Trevor Nunn. Cast: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Roger Rees, Bob Peck, Griffith Jones, John Woodvine, John Brown, Grey Hicks. DVD X3503; Video/C 1197
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Macbeth (UK / USA, 1971)
Director: Roman Polanski. Cast: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw. 139 min. DVD 1217; Video/C 1183
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Macbeth (UK / USA, TV, 1954)
Director: George Schaefer. Cast: Maurice Evans, Dame Judith Anderson, House Jameson. Originally shown as a television broadcast. 103 min. Video/C 1451
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Macbeth (UK, TV, 2010)
Director: Rupert Goold. Cast: Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood, Michael Feast, Scott Handy, Martin Turner. Based on the Chichester Festival Theatre production. Filmed entirely on location at Welbeck Abbey. 180 min. DVD X5095
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Macbeth (1948)
Director: Orson Welles. Cast: Welles, Jeanette Nolan. 89 min. DVD 3872; vhs 999:86
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Macbeth (1935/36)
Director: Orson Welles. Final four minutes of Welles' fabled all-black cast "Voodoo MacBeth" included as part of the WPA documentary "We Work Again (1937). 4 min. DVD 362

Macbeth (1988)
Thames Television Production. Director: Charles Warren. Cast: Michael Jayston (Macbeth), Barbara Leigh Hunt (Lady Macbeth), Gary Watson (Macduff), David Weston (Malcolm). 110 min. Video/C 2381
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Macbeth (UK / USA, TV, 2001)
Director: Gregory Doran. Cast: Antony Sher, Harriet Walter, Joseph O'Conor, Ken Bones, Nigel Cooke, John Dougall, Paul Webster. 132 min. DVD 4128
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Macbeth (UK, TV, 1997)
Director: Michael Bogdanov. Cast: Greta Scacchi, Sean Pertwee, Denise Black, Lorcan Cranitch, Jack Davenport, Ruth Gemmell, Lesley Joseph, Philip Madoc, Michael Maloney, Benny Pest. 87 min. DVD 3542; also VHS Video/C 7302
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Macbeth (1981)
Lincoln Center Company. Director Sarah Caldwell. Cast: Philip Anglim, Maureen Anderman, J. Kenneth Campbell, Fritz Sperberg, John Vickery. Video/C 713
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Macbeth (1996)
Director: Jerermy Freeston. Cast: Jason Connery, Helen Baxendale, Graham McTavish, Hildegard Neil. 155 min. DVD 7442
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Macbeth (Australia, 2006)
Director: Geoffrey Wright. Cast: Sam Worthington, Victoria Hill, Lachy Hulme, Gary Sweet, Steve Bastoni. Shakespeare's tale of greed and ambition is set amidst the hyper-violent drug gangs of modern Australia. Macbeth is a drug baron and pimp, his Lady Macbeth a Valium-addicted, narcoleptic burnout and manipulator, his Duncan the head of Melbourne's criminal underground. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth murder Duncan in cold blood (framing the servants as responsible), but soon after Macbeth takes the throne, he is undone - and beheaded - by usurper Macduff. 96 min. DVD 8786
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Macbeth (Shakespeare: The Animated Tales)(Russia | UK | USA | Japan, 1992)
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov. Narrator, Alec McCowen ; cast, Brian Cox, Zoë Wannamaker, Laurence Payne, Patrick Brennan, Clive Merrison. 25 min. DVD X4091

Macbeth: Shakespeare Retold (2005)
Director: Mark Brozel. Cast: James McAvoy, Keeley Hawes, Richard Armitage. A modern television remake of the Shakespeare's Macbeth transposed to the enclosed and passionate world of a top restaurant kitchen. Full of ambition, hierarchy, debauchery and ruthlessness... Originally presented in 2005 as a segment on the BBC series Shakespeare Retold. 87 min. DVD X4999; DVD 8788
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Throne of Blood [Macbeth] (Japan, 1957)
Director Akiri Kurosawa. Cast: Toshiro Mifune. 105 min. DVD 1752; vhs 999:37
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Siberian Lady Macbeth (Fury is a woman; Sibirska Ledi Magbet) (Poland / Yugoslavia, 1962)
Director Andrej Wajda. Shakespearean tragedy collides with film noir in a remote Russian village in this dark fable about the cruel machinations of Katarina, a ruthless woman who will let nothing threaten her affair with a mysterious drifter. In Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles. 93 min. DVD X3504; vhs 999:3234
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Never Say Macbeth (2007)
Directed by Christopher J. Prouty. Cast: Joe Tyler Gold, Alexander Enberg, Mark Deklin. Danny Teller, a high school science teacher, shows up at auditions for Macbeth trying to get his ex-girlfriend back. But the director mistakes Danny's story of love for a passionate acting monologue, and casts him as Witch #1. More comfortable with spacecraft than stagecraft, Danny struggles with rehearsals, and incurs the wrath of the cast as a slew of misfortunate accidents occur with the production and with her as well. 87 min. DVD X417
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Maqbool (India, 2003)
Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.. Cast: Irrfan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Piyush Mishra. An Indianized adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth set against the backdrop of Bombay's mafia world. In the contemporary underworld of India's commercial capital two corrupt, fortune telling policemen take the roles of the weird sisters, and "Duncan" is Abbaji, the head of a crime family. Abbaji's mistress and Maqbool plot and carry out his death; the sea plays the role of Birnham wood. Based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth. 160 min. DVD X2362
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Men of Respect (1991)
Based on Macbeth. Writer and director, William Reilly. A fearless mobster wins the respect and admiration of a powerful godfather by assassinating the leaders of a rival family. 107 min. 999:1687
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Scotland, PA. (2001)
Directed by Billy Morrissette. Cast: James LeGros, Maura Tierney, Christopher Walken, Kevin Corrigan, James Rebhorn, Thomas Guiry, Amy Smart, Timothy Speed Levitch, Andy Dick. A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. "Burgers, fries ... and a side of mayhem. Welcome to McBeth's, where fast food and ambition make up a daily special filled with murder and mystery, 70's style." 104 min. DVD 1464
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Rave Macbeth (Germany, 2001)
Directed by Klaus Knoesel. Cast: Michael Rosenbaum, Nicki Aycox, Kirk Baltz, Jamie Elman, Marguerite Moreau, Jeanette Hain. Loosely based on Shakespeare's Macbeth, the story of drug dealers working out of a rave nightclub. A power struggle ensues, made worse when one of the dealer's girlfriends gets involved. Special features: Audio commentary by Klaus Knoesel ; making of featurette ; interviews ; music video by Tomcraft ; trailer in either German or English ; music-only soundtrack selections ; cast and crew biographies ; HIOB, a short science fiction film directed by Knoesel. DVD X5236
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Macbeth (CD-ROM Voyager Shakespeare, volume 1)
Multimedia CD-ROM (Macintosh) version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Includes 1, 500 annotations, 24,000-word commentary, audio reading of the complete play, QuickTime video clips, essays on the history and language of the play, concordance, searching and note-taking functions, and karaoke section which allows the user to play the role of Lord or Lady Macbeth in two dramatic scenes. Compu/D 310

Macbeth (Orson Welles' Macbeth)
Mercury Theatre Production, recorded April 17-26, 1940 in Los Angeles. Cast: Orson Welles, Fay Bainter, Robert Warrick, Erskine Sanford, George Coulouris, Edith Barrett, Edgar Barrier, William Alland. Sound/D 53

Macbeth (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Hugh Ross (Macbeth), Harriet Walter (Lady Macbeth), John Bowe (Banquo), Gary Bakewell (Macduff), Mark Bonnar (Malcolm), Denys Hawthorne (Duncan), Shirley Dixon (First witch), Margaret Robertson (Second witch), Maureen Beattie (Third witch), David Tennant (Porter), Sean Baker (Ross), Gavin Muir (Siward), Peter England (Fleance), Michael Deacon (Old man). 139 min. Sound/D 147

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Macbeth
Read by Anthony Quayle & Gwen Davis. 134 min. Sound/C 10

Macbeth
Selections read by John Barrymore, 1937. Sound/C 736

Measure for Measure (1979)
BBC. Director Desmond Davis. Cast: Kenneth Colley, Kate Nelligan, Tim Pigott-Smith, John McEnery, Christopher Strauli, Jacqueline Pearce, Kevin Stoney. 150 min. DVD 592
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Measure for Measure (1988)
UCB production. Director Paul Shepard. With student cast. 120 min. Video/C 1825

Measure for Measure (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Roger Allam (The Duke), Simon Russell Beale (Angelo), Stella Gonet (Isabella), Jonathan Firth (Claudio), Stephen Mangan (Lucio), Desmond Barrit (Pompey), Emily Bruni (Mariana), Christopher Benjamin (Escalus), Christian Rodska (Provost), Patricia Brake (Mistress Overdone), Lloyd Hutchinson (Elbow), David Cardy (Abhorson), David Killick (Friar Peter), Abigail Docherty (Juliet), Ian Gelder (Barnardine), Chris Pavlo (Nun), Robert Portal (Friar Thomas). 149 min. Sound/D 148

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Measure for Measure
Read by John Gielgud, Margaret Leighton et al. 146 min. Sound/C 99

Merchant of Venice (1980)
BBC. Directed by Jack Gold. Cast: John Franklyn-Robbins (Antonio), Gemma Jones (Portia), Warren Mitchell (Shylock). 151 min. DVD 438
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William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (USA / Italy / Luxembourg / UK, 2004)
Directed by Michael Radford. Cast: Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins. 131 min. DVD 3836

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The Merchant of Venice (UK / Sweden, 2001)
Directed by Trevor Nunn. Cast: Henry Goodman, David Bamber, Derbhle Crotty, Peter De Jersey, Mark Umbers. An adaptation of the Shakespeare drama reframed in 1930's Venice. 141 min. DVD 2753
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The Merchant of Venice (Il Mercante di Venezia) (Italy, 1910)
Directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio. 10 min. 999:2305
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The Merchant of Venice (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Hadyn Gwynne (Portia), Trevor Peacock (Shylock), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Bassanio), Bill Nighy (Antonio), Will Keen (Gratiano), Matthew Delamere (Lorenzo), Sarah-Jane Holm (Jessica), Alison Reid (Nerissa), David Tennant (Launcelot Gobbo), Geoffrey Whitehead (The Duke), Colin Salmon (Morocco), Robert Morgan (Arragon), Ronald Herdman (Old Gobbo), Jonathan Tafler (Salerio), Nicholas Murchie (Solanio). 137 min. Sound/D 149

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Merchant of Venice
Read by Hugh Griffith, Dorothy Tutin. 139 min. Sound/C 100

Merry Wives of Windsor (1982)
BBC. Director David Hugh Jones. Cast: Alan Bennett, Judy Davis, Richard Griffiths, Nigel Terry. 168 min. DVD 590

Merry Wives of Windsor (1981)
UCB production, director Paul Shepard. 125 min. (3/4" U-matic format, stored at NRLF). Video/C 314

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor) (East Germany, 1950)
Directed by Georg Wildhagen. The misadventures of Falstaff, the fat, merry, ribald and boastful knight of Shakespeare's high-spirited comedy. In German with English titles. 90 min. 999:2444
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The Merry Wives of Windsor (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Dinsdale Landen (Sir John Falstaff), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mistress Ford), Penny Downie (Mistress Page), Nicholas Woodeson (Ford), Philip Jackson (Page), Clive Swift (Justice Shallow), John Dallimore (Slender), Susan Brown (Mistress Quickly), Kenneth Jay (Doctor Caius), David Cardy (Host), Camilla Power (Anne Page), Scott Handy (Fenton), Alan David (Evans), Chook Sibtain (Pistol), Anthony Jackson (Bardolph), Rupert Mason (Nym), Andrew Fallaize (Simple), Pascoe Sabido (William), Peter England (Robin), James Reynard (Rugby). 135 min. Sound/D 150

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Merry Wives of Windsor
Read by Anthony Quale, Michael McLiammoir. 135 min. Sound/C 101

Midsummer Night's Dream (1982)
BBC. Cast: Helen Mirren (Titania), Peter McEnery (Oberon), Pippa Guard (Hermia), Brian Glover (Bottom). 110 min. DVD 440

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Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
Director Michael Hoffman, Cast: Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, Christian Bale, Sophie Marceau, David Strathairn. 120 min. DVD 138
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Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)
Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Adrian Noble. Cast: Alex Jennings, Lindsay Duncan, Desmond Barrit, Barry Lynch. 103 min. 999:2136
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Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)
Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Peter Hall. Cast: David Warner, Diana Rigg, Paul Rogers, Bill Travers, Judi Dench. 120 min. DVD 5118; vhs Video/C 1151
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Midsummer Night's Dream
British live TV version probably produced by the BBC, in the 1960s. Director Joan Kemp-Welch. Cast: Patrick Allen, Eira Heath, Cyril Luckham, Tony Bateman, Jill Bennett, John Fraser, Clifford Elkin, Maureen Beck, Anna Massey, Peter Wyngarde, Tony Tanner, Kay Frazer, Benny Hill. 111 min. Video/C 1452
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Midsummer Night's Dream (1980)
American Repertory Theater. Director Alvin Epstein. Cast: Harry S. Murphy, Karen MacDonald, Felix Van Dijk, John S. Drabik, Cythia Darlon, Stephen Rowe, Eric Elice, Cherry Jones, Carmen de Lavallade, Kenneth Ryan, Thomas Derrah. 110 min. (3/4" U-matic format). Video/C 355

Midsummer Night's Dream (1982)
New Yord Shakspeare Fesitval. Director James Lapine. Cast: Diane Venora, James Hurdle, Deborah Rush. 146 min. (3/4" U-matic format). Video/C 712

Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
Director Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle. Warner Brothers movie version. Cast: James Cagney, Joe E. Brown, Dick Powell, Jean Muir, Victor Jory, Verree Teasdale, Hugh Herbert, Anita Louise, Frank McHugh, Ross Alexander, Ian Hunter, Mickey Rooney, Olivia De Havilland, Hobart Cavanaugh, Grant Mitchell. Special DVD features: Commentary by film historian Scott MacQueen; Olivia de Havilland screen test; vintage featurette: "A dream comes true presenting ... gallery of 6 teaser trailers showcasing cast members; "Warner Bros. Studio Cafe" teaser trailer; musical short "Shake Mr. Shakespeare;" theatrical trailer. 117 min. DVD X558; vhs 999:160
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Shakespeare Retold: Midsummer Night's Dream (2005)
Director: Ed Fraiman. Cast: Imelda Staunton, Bill Paterson, Lennie James, Sharon Small, Johnny Vegas, Dean Lennox Kelly, William Ash, Rupert Evans, Zoe Tapper, Michelle Bonnard. A modern television remake of the Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream. Amongst the natural and magical setting of a holiday park, proud parents Theo and Polly Moon are holding a weeking party to celebrate their daughter Hermia's engagement to her childhood sweetheart, and boy-next-door James. 86 min. DVD 8788
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Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare Retold
Cast: Bill Paterson, Imelda Staunton. A modern television remake of the Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream. Amongst the natural and magical setting of a holiday park, proud parents Theo and Polly Moon are holding a weeking party to celebrate their daughter Hermia's engagement to her childhood sweetheart, and boy-next-door James. Originally presented in 2005 as a segment on the BBC series Shakespeare Retold. Dist.: Films Media Group. 86 min. DVD X4997

Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare: The Animated Tales)(Russia | UK | USA | Japan, 1992)
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov. Narrator, Menna Trussler ; cast, Daniel Massey, Suzanne Bertish, Anthony Jackson, Abigail McKern, Kathryn Pogson. Animated adaptations of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Produced by BBC the series was animated by some of the foremost artists of Soyuzmultfilm, the former Soviet Union's main animation studio. Each play is directed by a different animator, in a wide variety of styles and features performances by world-renowned actors. 25 min. DVD X4088

A Dream in Hanoi
Vietnamese and American artists join forces to stage Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Hanoi. On their journey toward opening night, this spirited film follows them behind the scenes as they wrestle with the obstacles of language, culture, ideology, and a history of war. 2002. 91 min. Video/C 9834

Midsummer Night's Dream (1980)
UCB studio production by students. Director Paul Shepard. (Stored at NRLF). Video/C 161

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1980)
A modern day adaptation set in Northern California in the late sixties, by UCB students. Exec. producer, Hugh Richmond; produced and directed by Paul Shepard. Cast: Sean Hogan, Sue Doherty, Peter Ingmore. 103 min. Video/C 6216

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909)
Directed by James Stuart Blackton and Charles Kent. 11 min. vhs 999:2305
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A Midsummer Night's Rave(2002)
Directed by Gil Cates, Jr. Cast: Andrew Keegan, Carrie Fisher, Chad Lindberg, Lauren German, Corey Pearson, Sunny Mabrey, Matt Czuchry. Life begins when the sun goes down for a group of friends attending an L.A. rave in this modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play A midsummer night's dream. 85 min. DVD 9845
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Get Over It (2000)
Directed by Tommy O'Haver. Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, Melissa Sagemiller, Sisqó, Shane West, Colin Hanks, Swoosie Kurtz, Ed Begley, Jr., Martin Short. When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring musical. Thus endues a love triangle loosely based upon Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", where Berke is only to find himself getting over Allison and beginning to fall for Kelly. Special features: Deleted scenes; audio commentary; outtakes; music videos; behind-the-scenes featurette; Martin Short makeup test; original songs. 86 min. DVD X3595
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Were the World Mine (2008)
Directed by Tom Gustafson. Cast: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy Mclane, Jill Larson. When Timothy (Cohen) is cast as Puck in A midsummer's night's dream, the young gay man stumbles upon a secret love-potion recipe hidden in the script. He creates comic chaos as he turns much of his narrow-minded town gay, starting with the rugby jock of his dreams. 95 min. DVD X3583
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Roy Hudd (Bottom), Amanda Root (Hermia), Saskia Wickham (Helena), Rupert Penry-Jones (Lysander), Clarence Smith (Demetrius), Richard McCabe (Puck), David Harewood (Oberon), Adjoa Andoh (Titania), Richard Cordery (Quince), John Hollis (Snout), Alex Lowe (Flute), Sidney Livingstone (Starveling), John Dallimore (Snug), Paul Shelley (Theseus), Sophie Heyman (Hippolyta), Aicha Kossoko (Fairy). 139 min. Sound/D 151

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Midsummer Night's Dream
Read by Paul Scofield. 121 min. Sound/C 102

Much Ado About Nothing (1984)
BBC. Director Stuart Burge. Cast: Cherie Lunghi (Beatrice), Robert Lindsay (Benedick), Robert Reynolds (Claudio). 148 min. DVD 589
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Much Ado About Nothing (UK / USA, 1993)
Director Kenneth Branagh. Cast: Branagh, Emma Thompson, Richard Briers, Michael Keaton, Robert Sean Leonard, Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington, Kate Beckinsale, Brian Blessed. 111 min. DVD 349
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Much Ado About Nothing (1973)
Director A.J. Antoon. Cast: Kathleen Widdoes, Sam Waterston, Douglass Watson, Barnard Hughes. This production sets Shakespeare's comedy in turn-of-the-century America, with corresponding sets, costumes, and music. Originally broadcast on public television in 1973. 165 min. DVD X4075
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Much Ado About Nothing (2011)
Directed for the stage by Jeremy Herrin ; directed for the screen by Robin Lough. Cast: Eve Best, Charles Edwards, Philip Cumbus, Paul Ginika Etuka, Joe Caffrey. First performed at the Globe Theatre 21 May 2011; Recorded at Shakespeare's Globe London, July 2011. 166 min. DVD X9153
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Much Ado About Nothing (1996)
A UCB Shakespeare Program student production, performed in the Globe Theatre, July 15, 1996. Producer, Hugh Richmond; director, Louis Fantasia. 114 min. DVD X1152; vhs Video/C 6210

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Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare Retold (2005)
Director: Brian Percival. Cast: Sarah Parish, Damian Lewis, Tom Ellis, Billie Piper, Nina Sosanya, Derek Riddell, Olivia Colman, Michael Smiley, Anthony O'Donnell, Martin Jarvis. A modern television remake of the Shakesperian play as a romantic comedy set in a regional newsroom between warring co-anchors Beatrice and Benedick. 90 min. DVD 8788; DVD X5000
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Much Ado About Nothing (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Saskia Reeves (Beatrice), Samuel West (Benedick), Paul Jesson (Don Pedro), Jason O'Mara (Claudio), Abigail Docherty (Hero), Bryan Pringle (Dogberry). 132 min. Sound/D 152

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Much Ado About Nothing
Read by Rex Harrison. Director Howard Sackler. 129 min. Sound/C 103

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Othello (1981)
BBC. Director Jonathan Miller. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Anthony Redley, Bob Hoskins, Penelope Wilton. 120 min. DVD 439

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Othello (UK / USA / Canada, TV, 2001)
Director Geoffrey Sax. Cast: Eamonn Walker, Christopher Eccleston, Keeley Hawes. 21st century version of Shakespeare's drama set in modern day London. Made for ITV television. 96 min. DVD 1175
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Othello (USA / UK, 1995)
Director Oliver Parker. Cast: Larry Fishburne, Irene Jacob, Kenneth Branagh. 123 min. DVD 161; VHS 999:1512
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Othello (UK, 1988)
Director Janet Suzman. Cast: John Kani, Richard Haddon Haines, Joanna Weinberg, Dorothy Gould, Frantz Dobrowsky, Neil McCarthy. Controversial and powerful interpretation of William Shakespeare's Othello. It was the first time an African actor had been cast in the title role opposite a white actress as Desdemona, in a major production performed in front of a multi-racial audience in South Africa. 187 min. DVD X3494; Video/C 2411
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Othello (UK, TV, 1990)
Director Trevor Nunn. Cast: Ian McKellen, Imogen Stubbs, Willard White, Michael Grandage, Clive Swift, Imogene Stubbs, Zoe Wanamaker. A televised presentation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's stage production of Othello. 205 min. DVD 3200
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Othello (1987)
Director Franklin Melton. Cast: Ron Moody, William Marshall, Jenny Agutter. 195 min. DVD X3497; Video/C 1354
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Othello (1965)
"Stuart Burge's film of John Dexter's production at the National Theatre of Great Britain." Cast: Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Joyce Redman, Frank Finlay. 167 min. DVD 8295
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Othello (1952)
Director Orson Welles. Cast: Orson Welles, Micheal MacLiammoir, Robert Coote, Suzanne Cloutier. 93 min. DVD 505; VHS 999:901
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Orson Welles' Filming Othello
A 1978 documentary film directed by and starring Orson Welles about the making of his award-winning 1952 production Othello. The film, which was produced for West German television, was the last completed feature film directed by Welles. Welles initially conducts a monologue where he recalls the events that lead up to the creation of Othello and some of the problems that plagued the production. As the film progresses, he switches to a conversation in a restaurant between himself and two of the film's co-stars, Micheal MacLiammoir (who played Iago) and Hilton Edwards (who played Brabantio). Directed by Orson Welles. 83 min. DVD X4996

Othello (2007)
Director Wilson Milam. Cast: Eamonn Walker, Tim McInnerny, Zoe Tapper, Zawe Ashton, Nick Barber, Lorraine Burroughs, Sam Crane, Nigel Hastings, Paul Lloyd, Jonathan Newth, Michael O'Hagan, Dickon Tyrell, Che Walker. This production of Othello was first performed at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London on 4th May 2007. Recorded live. 195 min. DVD X4179
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Othello (Germany, 1922)
Director Dimitri Buchowetzki. Cast: Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Lya de Putti. Silent film with music score. Rather than a literal adaptation, the film is more of a dark psychological thriller in the German tradition. 98 min. The DVD also features four silent Shakespearean shorts: Duel scene from Macbeth (1905), The Taming of the Shrew (1908), Romeo turns Bandit (1910), Desdemona (1911); essay by Douglas Brode. DVD 747; Video/C 2521
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Othello (1988)
Director Ted Lange. Cast: Ted [Love Boat] Lange as Othello. 120 min. Video/C 1808
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Othello (Japan)
Director, Yukio Ninagawa. In Japanese without English subtitles. DVD X1913

Othello (Shakespeare: The Animated Tales)(Russia | UK | USA | Japan, 1992)
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov. Narrator, Philip Bond ; cast, Colin McFarlane, Gerard McSorley, Philip Franks, Sian Thomas, Dinah Stabb, Terry Dauncey. Animated adaptations of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Produced by BBC the series was animated by some of the foremost artists of Soyuzmultfilm, the former Soviet Union's main animation studio. Each play is directed by a different animator, in a wide variety of styles and features performances by world-renowned actors. 25 min. DVD X4090

All Night Long (UK, 1962)
Director, Basil Dearden. Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Keith Mitchell, Betsy Blair, Paul Harris ; guest stars: Dave Brubeck, Johnny Dankworth, Charles Mingus. An updating of Shakespeare's Othello, set in the jazz world of London in the early 1960s. Because of a rumour set about by a jealous rival, a jazz trumpeter at an all-night party tries to strangle his wife. 84 min. DVD X5445; DVD 9829 (copy 2 PAL)
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"O" (2001)
Director, Tim Blake Nelson. Cast: Mehki Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Julia Stiles, Elden Henson, Andrew Keegan, Rain Phoenix, John Heard, Martin Sheen. A modern-day version of "Othello". "O" is the schools' best basketball player, adored by all including his coach and a beautiful classmate. "O" has a troubled friend, the coaches' son, who is deeply resentful of his fathers preference for "O" on and off the court. The seeds of mistrust are sown and it sets into motion a disturbing chain of events. 94 min. DVD 1080
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Omkara (India, 2006)
Director, Vishal Bhardwaj. Cast: Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Naseeruddin Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Bipasha Basu. This East Indian adaptation of Othello follows one man's descent into sexual jealousy because of his passionate love for his woman and the final destruction of that love at the altar of blind obsession. 155 min. DVD X2211
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Othello (ballet)
Originally produced for the stage by American Ballet Theatre and San Francisco Ballet in collaboration with Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. Desmond Richardson, Yuan Yuan Tan, Parrish Maynard, Katita Waldo, Gonzalo Garcia, Lorena Feijoo; San Francisco Ballet Orchestra; conductor, Emil De Cou. A ballet performance of the Shakespearan play Othello performed by the San Francisco Ballet company. 84 min. DVD 3931

Othello (opera)
Director Franco Zeffirelli, c1986. Cast: Placido Domingo. Verdi opera. 123 min. Video/C 1486

Thunderbolt (Nigeria, 2000)
Directed by Tunde Kelani. A retelling of the Othello story in an African setting, this feature film focuses on Yinka from the Yoruba tribe and Ngozi, an Ibo, who meet in the National Youth Service Corps in Nigeria. The seeds of jealousy are planted when a friend of Yinka's suggests that Ngozi is having a secret affair because "Ibo are untrustworthy." The film then becomes distinctly West African as the supernatural comes to the fore; curses and ritual cleansing take the place of psychological explanations. An old man warns Ngozi, who is accused of having AIDS, that her death is imminent and will strike her like a thunderbolt. 105 min. vhs 999:3063
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Othello (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Don Warrington (Othello), David Threlfall (Iago), Anne-Marie Duff (Desdemona), Jasper Britton (Cassio). 181 min. Sound/D 153

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Othello
Read by Frank Silvera, Cyril Cusack, Celia Johnson. 169 min. Sound/C 11

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Pericles (1984)
BBC. Director David Jones. Cast: Mike Gwilym, John Woodvine, Robert Ashby, Valerie Lush, Patrick Allen, Juliet Stevenson, Amanda Redman. 177 min. DVD 652

Pericles (1982)
UCB production. Director Paul Shepard. {3/4" U-matic format; stored at NRLF). Video/C 383

Pericles (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Sir John Gielgud (Gower), Nigel Terry (Pericles), Stella Gonet (Thaisa), Julie Cox (Marina), Siobhan Redmond (Dionyza), Christopher Timothy (Cleon), Peter Marinker (Antiochus), Christopher Benjamin (Simonides), Alan Cox (Lysimachus), David Killick (Helicanus), Ian Gelder (Pander), Alwyne Taylor (Bawd), Lloyd Hutchinson (Boult), Sian Radinger (Lychorida), Alec Linstead (Cerimon), Jason O'Mara (Leonine). 137 min. Sound/D 154

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Pericles
Read by Paul Scofield, Felix Aylmer, Judy Dench. 166 min. Sound/C 5

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Plantagenet Women (1979)
UCB production. Director G. Wallace. Cast: Elsie Richie, Matthew Schneider, and others. (3/4" U-matic format; stored at NRLF). Video/C 245

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Richard II (King Richard the Second) (1978)
BBC. Director David Giles. Cast: Derek Jacobi, John Gielgud, Jon Finch and Wendy Hiller. 157 min. DVD 591

Richard II (1990)
English Shakespeare Company. Directors: Michael Bogdanov & Michael Pennington. Cast: Michael Pennington, Michael Cronin, Paul Brennen, Barry Stanton, Andrew Jarvis. Recorded live a the Grand Theatre, Swansea. 145 min. Video/C 2115

Richard II (1982)
Shakespeare Video Society. Director William Woodman. Cast: David Burney (Richard II), Paul Shenar (Henry Bolingbroke), Peter MacLean (Duke of York). 172 min. DVD X3502; Video/C 2190

Richard II (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Rupert Graves (Richard II), Julian Glover (Bolingbroke), John Wood (John of Gaunt). 172 min. Sound/D 155

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Richard II
Read by John Gielgud, Keith Mitchell, et al. 156 min. Sound/C 18

Richard III (1982)
BBC. Director, Jane Howell. Cast: Ron Cook, Brian Protheroe. 227 min. DVD 653
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Richard III (1956)
Director Laurence Olivier. Cast: Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, Pamela Brown, Stanley Baker. DVD special features: Audio commentary by playwright and stage director Russel Lees, joined by John Wilders, former governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company; "Great acting: Laurence Olivier", a 1966 BBC interview with Olivier hosted by renowned theater critic Kenneth Tynan; gallery of on-set and production stills and posters, featuring excerpts from Olivier's autobiography "On acting"; 12-minute television trailer, including footage of Olivier, producer Alexander Korda, production designer Roger Furse, and other crew members at work in Shepperton Studios; original theatrical trailer; essay by film historian Bruce Eder. 138 min. DVD 5706; Video/C 1124
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Richard III (1990)
English Shakespeare Company. Directors Michael Bogdanov & Michael Pennington,. Cast: Michael Pennington, Michael Cronin, Paul Brennen, Barry Stanton, Andrew Jarvis. 3 hrs. Video/C 2121

Richard III (1995)
Director Richard Loncraine. Cast: Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey, Jr. An updated, 20th century version of Shakespeare's classic play. Set in 1930's Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of a new King sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself at any price. 104 min. DVD 236; VHS 999:1433
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Richard III (1912)
Director James Keane. The earliest surviving American feature film. Produced as a vehicle for Frederick Warde, the legendary 19th century stage actor, this film version of Richard III not only attempts to honor the intricacies of the original play, but also flavors the drama with spectacular crowd scenes and rich color tints. 59 min. DVD 750
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Richard III (UK, 1911)
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King Richard III (Shakespeare: The Animated Tales)(Russia | UK | USA | Japan, 1992)
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov. Narrator, Alec McCowen; cast, Antony Sher, Eleanor Bron, Tom Wilkinson, James Grout, Sorcha Cusack. Animated adaptations of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Produced by BBC the series was animated by some of the foremost artists of Soyuzmultfilm, the former Soviet Union's main animation studio. Each play is directed by a different animator, in a wide variety of styles and features performances by world-renowned actors. 25 min. DVD X4089

The Street King (2002)
Director, James Gavin Bedford. Cast: Jon Seda, Mario Lopez, Danielle Camastra, Tonantzin Carmelo, Vincent Castellanos. In this modern version of Shakespeare's Richard III,Rikki will stop at nothing to control it all in East Los Angeles. He wants the women, the money and the power, and he doesn't care who he destroys along the way. He even plots against his own brothers in his bid to cement his position as head of the Family. Now, the only man resourceful enough to take on Rikki is Juan, a cop from the neighborhood and a childhood friend. And he is determined to foil Rikki's plan for a final score. 91 min. DVD 1466
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Looking for Richard (1996)
Director Al Pacino. Cast: Penelope Allen, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Conway, Al Pacino, Estelle Parsons, Aidan Quinn, Winona Ryder, Kevin Spacey, Harris Yulin. Interviews: Sir John Gielgud, Kenneth Branagh, Vanessa Redgrave, James Earl Jones, Kevin Kline. Director Pacino juxtaposes scenes from Richard III, scenes of rehearsals for Richard III, and sessions where parties involved discuss the play, the times that shaped the play and the events that happened at the time the play is set. Interviews with mostly British actors are also included, attempting to explain why American actors have more problems performing Shakespearean plays than they do. Special DVD features: Film prologue with Al Pacino; epilogue: Al Pacino and Alec Baldwin at The Actors Studio with film professor Richard Brown. 112 min. DVD 9093; vhs 999:1916
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Richard III (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Charles Simpson (Earl of Richmond), Gavin Muir (Earl Rivers), Jamie Glover (Marquess of Dorset), Nicholas Murchie (Sir William Catesby), Steve Hodson (Sir James Tyrrel), Trevor Martin (Sir James Blunt), Arthur Cox (Sir Robert Brakenbury), Ben Martin (Sir Richard Ratcliffe), John Hollis (First murderer), Jay Barrimore (Edward, Prince of Wales), George Miller (Richard, Duke of York), David Troughton (King Richard III), Philip Voss (Duke of Buckingham), Saskia Wickham (Lady Anne), Margaret Robertson (Queen Margaret), Sonia Ritter (Queen Elizabeth), Stephen Boxer (King Edward IV), John McAndrew (Duke of Clarence), David Yelland (Lord Stanley), Mary Wimbush (Duchess of York), Christian Rodska (Lord Hastings). 214 min. Sound/D 156

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Richard III
Read by Robert Stephens, Cyril Cusack, et al. 200 min. Sound/C 19

Richard III
Read by John Barrymore, et al. radio 1937. Sound/C 735

Romeo and Juliet (1978)
BBC. Director Alvin Rakoff. Cast: Patrick Ryecart, Rebecca Saire, John Gielgud, Alan Rickman. 165 min. DVD 435
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[William Shakespeare's] Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Director Baz Luhrmann. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes. 120 min. DVD 483; VHS 999:1652
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Romeo and Juliet (TV, 1994)
Director Alan Horrox. Cast: Geraldine Somerville, Jonathan Firth, Jenny Agutter, Dearbhla Molloy. Made for TV. 81 min. Video/C 6395
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Romeo and Juliet (1993)
Stage director, Richard Monette; producer-director for television, Norman Campbell. Cast: Megan Porter Follows, Antoni Cimolino, Colm Feore, Barbara Bryne, Bernard Hopkins, Lewis Gordon, Kate Trotter. 161 min. Video/C 5029
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Romeo and Juliet (1988)
Director Joan Kemp-Welch. Cast: Christopher Neame, Ann Hasson, Laurence Payne, Mary Kenton, Peter Dyneley, Simon MacCorkindale, Arthur Hewlett, Clive Swift. Thames TV production. 180 min. DVD X3499; Video/C 2382
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Romeo and Juliet (complete version) (UK / Italy, 1968)
Director Franco Zeffirelli. Cast: Olivia Hussey (Juliet), Leonard Whiting (Romeo), Milo O'Shea, Michael York, John McEnergy, Pat Heywood, Natasha Parry. 138 min. DVD 624; VHS 999:88
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Romeo and Juliet (condensed version) (UK / Italy, 1968)
Director Franco Zeffirelli. Cast: Olivia Hussey (Juliet), Leonard Whiting (Romeo), Milo O'Shea, Michael York, John McEnergy, Pat Heywood, Natasha Parry. 45 min. Video/C 431

Romeo and Juliet (1983)
Director William Woodman. Cast: Alex Hyde-White, Blanche Baker, Esther Rolle, Dan Hamilton. 165 min. DVD X3547; Video/C 2271

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Romeo and Juliet (1954)
Director Renato Castellani. Cast: Laurence Harvey, Susan Shentall. Chorus played by John Gielgud. 138 min. Video/C 1198
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Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Director George Cukor. Cast: Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore, Edna May Oliver, Basil Rathbone, C. Aubrey Smith, Andy Devine. 126 min. DVD 8285; vhs 999:2497
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Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Directors, Paul Lee, Van Drumm. Cast: Clive Francis, Angela Scoular. Based on a stage production by Hugh Morrison and the play of the same title by William Shakespeare. 106 min. DVD X3493
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Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare: The Animated Tales)(Russia | UK | USA | Japan, 1992)
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov. Narrator, Felicity Kendall ; cast, Linus Roache, Clare Holman, Jonathan Cullen, Greg Hicks. Animated adaptations of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Produced by BBC the series was animated by some of the foremost artists of Soyuzmultfilm, the former Soviet Union's main animation studio. Each play is directed by a different animator, in a wide variety of styles and features performances by world-renowned actors. 25 min. DVD X4090
Romeo and Juliet (1983)
UCB production, performed by students of English 117. Director Paul Shepard. (3/4" U-matic format, stored at NRLF). 120 min. Video/C 524

Romeo and Juliet: An Epitome (1983)
Producer, director, script, Hugh Richmond. A UCB Shakespeare Program student production of a modern day adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Produced in English 117 (Shakespeare and Film). Cast: Jess Borgeson (Romeo), Larissa Hull (Juliet). 46 min. Video/C 6214

Romeo and Juliet Get Married (O Casamento de Romeu e Julieta)(Brazil, 2005)
Directed by Bruno Barreto. Cast: Luana Piovani, Luiz Gustavo. Shakespeare's classic lovestory is retold in the crazed world of passionate soccer fans. Ophthalmologist Romeo, his 21-year old son and feisty grandmother are obsessed with the Corinthians football team. When Romeo falls for Juliet, the lovely daughter of the arch rival Palmeiras fan club president, he fakes a love for Palmeiras to impress his future father-in-law. The ruse comes to a head when Romeo's true loyalties are revealed, triggering a series of frantic and hilarious twists that threans the wedding plans of the star crossed lovers. 90 min. DVD X3492
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A Village Romeo and Juliet: Lyric Drama in Six Scenes After Gottfried Keller
Director, Peter Weigl. Opera, based on the novella Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe by Gottfried Keller. Performers: Dana Moravkova, sung by Helen Field (Vreli) ; Michal Dlouhy, sung by Arthur Davies (Sali) ; Thomas Hampson (the Dark Fiddler) ; Leopold Haverl, sung by Barry Mora (Manz) ; Pavel Mikulik, sung by Stafford Dean (Marti) ; Katerina Svobodova, sung by Pamela Mildenhall (Vreli as a child) ; Jan Kalous, sung by Samuel Linay ; (Sali as a child) ; supporting singers ; Arnold-Schonberg-Chor ; ORF Symphonieorchester ; Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor. Bonus feature: "Discovering Delius" by Derek Bailey, a documentary biographical film that traces Delius's life and career from his early days in Florida through the tranquil years in Grez-sur-Loing. 171 min. DVD X3490

Bromo and Juliet (1926)
Director, Leo McCarey. Cast: Charley Chase, Oliver Hardy. Two drunken actors play in a comedic rendition of Romeo and Juliet. 24 min. DVD 271
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Romeo Must Die (2000)
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. Cast: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong, DMX, Delroy Lindo. In this modern day Romeo and Juliet, gravity-warping martial arts, cool visual effects and an all-star music track combine in a revved-up action movie. Rough-and-ready Han shares an attraction with Trish O' Day (Aaliyah) even though their families are rivals in a fierce Oakland turf battle. The two also share plenty of danger as they try to find the real cause of the blood feud. 115 min. DVD 6141
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Tromeo & Juliet (1997)
Director, Lloyd Kaufman. This modern adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in underground Manhattan features all the body-piercing, kinky sex and car crashes that Shakespeare always wanted but never had. DVD 1298; vhs 999:1870
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Westside Story (Romeo and Juliet) (1961)
Director Robert Wise. Musical based on the Romeo and Juliet story, set in New York's West Side slums during the late 1950's, with gang warfare erupting when Maria (Natalie Wood), sister of the leader of the Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks, falls in love with the leader of the rival Anglo gang, the Jets. 153 min. DVD 551; vhs 999:115
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Kebab Connection (Germany, 2005)
Director, Anno Saul. Cast: Denis Moschitto, Nora Tschirner, Guven Kirac. A young Turkish hip-hopper dreams of making the first German kung-fu film, and he hones his craft by making an extremely successful commercial for his uncle's kebab stand. When his second commercial is a flop, his German girfriend tells him she is pregnant, and his parents kick him out of the house, he gives in to the temptations of the rival Greek restaurant owner across the street and agrees to make a commercial for his uncle's worst enemy. Based loosely on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. 96 min. DVD 7214
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Romeo and Juliet (ballet)
Excerpts from the American Ballet Theater. Video/C 1080

Romeo and Juliet (ballet)
Royal Ballet, 1966. Nureyev & Fonteyne. 124 min. Video/C 1584

Romeo & Julia (ballet)
Compagnia Aterballetto ; Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, 2006. 101 min. DVD X3495

Romeo and Juliet [Interactive CD-ROM]
CD-ROM features 24 video performances; 20 minutes of video commentary from actors and experts; complete text of Romeo and Juliet. Compu/D 376

Romeo and Juliet (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Joseph Fiennes (Romeo), Maria Miles (Juliet), Elizabeth Spriggs (Nurse). 183 min. Sound/D 157

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Romeo and Juliet
Read by Claire Bloom, Albert Finney, Edith Evans. 166 min. Sound/C 12

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Taming of the Shrew (1980)
BBC. Director Jonathan Miller. Cast: John Cleese, Sarah Badel. 134 min. DVD 600

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Taming of the Shrew (1986)
Stratford Festival. Artistic director, John Hirsch, play produced and directed for television by Norman Campbell. Cast: Len Cariou, Sherry Flett, Lynne Griffin, Lewis Gordon, Barny O'Sullivan. 163 min. Video/C 1455

Taming of the Shrew (1983)
Director John Allison. Cast: Franklyn Seales, Karen Austin, Kathryn Johnson, Larry Drake. 115 min. DVD X3489; Video/C 2273
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The Taming of the Shrew. (1976)
American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco. Directed by William Ball and Kirk Browning. Cast: Marc Singer, Fredi Olster, Sandra Shotwell, William Paterson. Includes "A conversation with William Ball" in which Harold Clurman and Bill Ball talk about the production, and Ball's approach to theater in general. 120 min. DVD 1448; also on VHS Video/C 6887
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Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Director Franco Zeffirelli. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton. 134 min. DVD 687; Video/C 1121
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Taming of the Shrew (1929)
Director Sam Taylor. Cast: Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Edwin Maxwell, Joseph Cawthorn, Clyde Cook, Dorothy Jordan. 68 min. DVD X3500' vhs 999:1572
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Taming of the Shrew: Shakespeare Retold
Cast: Shirley Henderson, David Mitchell, Simon Chandler. A modern television remake of the Shakespeare's Taming of the shrew. An off-the-wall romantic comedy exploring the complexities of male/female relationships through the unexpected explosive romance between shrewish politician Kate and eccentric free spirit Petruchio. Originally presented in 2005 as a segment on the BBC series Shakespeare Retold. Dist.: Films Media Group. 86 min. DVD X4998

Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare: The Animated Tales)(Russia | UK | USA | Japan, 1992)
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov. Narrator, Big Mick ; cast, Amanda Root, Nigel Le Vaillant, Malcolm Storry, Manon Edwards, John Warner. 25 min. DVD X4091

Shakespeare Retold: Taming of the Shrew (2005)
Director: David Richards.. Cast: Shirley Henderson, Rufus Sewell, Stephen Tompkinson, Twiggy Lawson, Jaime Murray, Simon Chandler, Santiago Cabrera. A modern television remake of the Shakespeare's Taming of the shrew. An off-the-wall romantic comedy exploring the complexities of male/female relationships through the unexpected explosive romance between shrewish politician Kate and eccentric free spirit Petruchio. 86 min. DVD 8788
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Deliver Us From Eva (2003)
Director Gary Hardwick. Cast: LL Cool J, Gabrielle Union, Duane Martin, Essence Atkins, Robinne Lee, Meagan Good, Mel Jackson, Dartanyan Edmonds, Dorian Gregory. Eva is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, who are tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to set her up with someone so she can leave them alone. They end up paying Ray, the local "playboy," $5,000 to date her. The plan goes by smoothly, but troubles comes when Ray actually falls in love with Eva. Special features: Behind-the-scenes featurette; director's commentary; LL Cool J's "Paradise" music video; K-Ci and JoJo's "This very moment" music video. 105 min. DVD 9876
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10 Things I Hate About You (Taming of the Shrew) (1999)
Director Gil Junger. Cameron falls for the most beautiful girl in school, who is forbidden to date until the most hated girl in school, Kate, her ill-tempered older sister, goes out too. To solve his problem, Cameron singles out the only guy who could possibly be a match for Kate: a mysterious bad-boy with a nasty reputation of his own. 97 min. DVD X1044; vhs 999:2546
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Kiss Me Kate (Taming of the Shrew) (1953)
Director George Sidney. Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn. In this musical drama a battling, once-married couple, are reunited to star in a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. On stage they fight it out and backstage they continue to clash. But backstage and downstage, viewers get to see lavish numbers and hear wonderful Cole Porter tunes. 110 min. DVD 5709; vhs 999:1016
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Atomic Shakespeare (Moonlighting - Season Three)(TV)
A student starts to watch the TV show "Moonlighting", then his mother appears and reminds he has to read Taming of the Shrew for school. As he starts to read, the characters from Moonlighting enact the play. DVD X1391

Taming of the Shrew (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Frances Barber (Kate), Roger Allam (Petruchio), Alan Cox (Lucentio), Clarence Smith (Tranio), Charles Simpson (Hortensio), Sean Baker (Baptista), John Hollis (Gremio), Elizabeth Anne O'Brien (Bianca), Michael Higgs (Grumio), Keith Drinkel (Vincentio), Michael Deacon (Pedant), Jenny Howe (Widow), Richard Pearce (Biondello), Robert Morgan (Tailor), Max Digby (Curtis). 137 min. Sound/D 158

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Taming of the Shrew
Read by Trevor Howard, Margaret Leighton, Miles Malleson, et al. Sound/C 104

Tempest (1980)
BBC. Pippa Guard, Michael Hordern, David Dixon. 126 min. DVD 601
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Tempest (2009)
Directed by Julie Taymor. Cast: Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Reeve Carney, Tom Conti, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Djimon Hounsou, Felicity Jones, Alfred Molina, David Strathairn, Ben Whishaw. This modern retelling of William Shakespeare's final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical, and magical fantasy. Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera ... conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge. 110 min. DVD X6820

Tempest (1960)
Produced and directed by George Schaefer. Television adaption. Cast: Maurice Evans, Richard Burton, Roddy McDowall, Liam Remond, Lee Remick. 90 min. Video/C 724
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The Tempest (1998)
Directed by Jack Bender. Cast: Peter Fonda, John Glover, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Katherine Heigl. An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic set in the Mississippi bayous. When his younger brother Anthony charges Gideon, a plantation owner, with freeing a slave named Ariel and tries to have him executed, Gideon escapes with his young daughter and Ariel and builds a new life for them in an isolated Mississippi bayou. Twelve years later, with the Civil War raging around them and his brother hot on their trail, Gideon faces his toughest challenge yet: giving his now-grown daughter and ex-slave Ariel their true freedom. 88 min. 999:3485
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Tempest (1979)
Adapted for the screen by director Derek Jarman. Shot entirely on location in England, at Stoneleigh Abbey and Bamburgh. Cast: Peter Bull, David Meyer, Neil Cunninghan, Heathcote Williams, Toyah Willcox, Richard Warwick, Karl Johnson, Jack Birkett. 95 min. DVD 183; Video/C 3974
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Tempest (1983)
Director William Woodman. Cast: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., William H. Bassett, Ted Sorel 150 min. Video/C 756
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Tempest (1982)
Director Paul Mazursky. Cast: John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, Vittorio Gassman, Raul Julia, Molly Ringwald. In this modern-day version of Shakespeare's tale, Phillip Dimitrious (John Cassavetes) flees from his stormy marriage to Antonia (Gina Rowlands), going to Greece with his daughter Miranda (Molly Ringwald). After meeting Aretha (Susan Sarandon), the three achieve a fragile tranquility on a nearly-deserted island until Antonia arrives in search of Miranda. 143 min. DVD 9137; vhs 999:1835
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The Tempest
Director Percy Snow (Britain, 1908, silent. 12 min. Video/C 999:2305

Tempest (1993)
UCB student production. Director Paul Shepard. Cast: Sean Williams, Kate Meagher, Erika Lin, Darren Allen, Robert Arthur Altman. 115 min. Video/C 3389

Tempest (Shakespeare: The Animated Tales)(Russia | UK | USA | Japan, 1992)
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov. Narrator, Martin Jarvis ; cast, Timothy West, Alun Armstrong, Ella Hood, Katy Behean, Jonathan Tafler. Animated adaptations of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Produced by BBC the series was animated by some of the foremost artists of Soyuzmultfilm, the former Soviet Union's main animation studio. Each play is directed by a different animator, in a wide variety of styles and features performances by world-renowned actors. 25 min. DVD X4088

Prospero's Books (The Tempest) (1991)
Director Peter Greenaway. Cast: John Gielgud, Michael Clark, Isabelle Pasco, Michel Blanc, Erland Josephson, Tom Bell. Adapted from The Tempest, Prospero's Books envisions a magical realm of exquisite beauty, where the innocence of love and dreams of revenge collide to create a tempest. 126 min. DVD X4822; vhs 999:913
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Forbidden Planet (1956)
Director Fred McLeod Wilcox. Science fiction movie loosely based on The Tempest. Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman and Robbie the Robot (as Ariel). 99 min. DVD 502
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The Tempest (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Bob Peck (Prospero), Adrian Lester (Ariel), Jennifer Ehle (Miranda), Simon Russell Beale (Antonio), Jamie Glover (Ferdinand), Richard McCabe (Caliban). 131 min. Sound/D 159

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The Tempest
Read by Michael Redgrave, Hugh Giffith et al. Sound/C 105

Shakespeare Behind Bars
Convicted felons at Kentucky's Luther Luckett Correctional Complex rehearse for the Shakespearean production, The Tempest, as part of the Shakespeare Behind Bars Program. The play's underlying theme of forgiveness parallels themes of transformation and redemption in the lives of the prisoners. Hank Rogerson, director and writer. Special features: optional audio commentary by prisoners Jerry Guenther, Floyd Vaughn, and Curt Tofteland; optional audio commentary by prisoners Hal Cobb, Leonard Ford and Curt Tofteland; optional audio commentary by filmmakers Hank Rogerson and Jilann Spitzmiller; deleted scenes (8 min.); "performance selects" bonus performance footage (12 min.); "Troupe update". 2005. 93 min. DVD X3491

Herold, Niels. "Movers and Losers: Shakespeare in Charge and Shakespeare behind Bars." In: Native Shakespeares : indigenous appropriations on a global stage / edited by Craig Dionne and Parmi Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008. (Full text available online (UCB users only); print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PR2880.A1 N38 2008)

Timon of Athens (1981)
BBC. Director Jonathan Miller. Cast: John Fortune, Jonathan Pryce, John Welsh, Sebastian Shaw, Max Arthur, Norman Rodway, Geoffrey Collins, Terence McGinity and John Shrapnel. DVD 654

Timon of Athens (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Alan Howard (Timon), Norman Rodway (Apemantus), Damian Lewis (Alcibiades), John McAndrew (Flavius), Paul Jesson (Painter), David Ross (Poet/Lucius), Michael N. Harbour (Lucullus/Jeweller), Jonathan Tafler (Merchant), Clifford Rose (1st senator), John Hollis (2nd senator/Old man), Rupert Wickham (3rd senator/Ventidius), Chook Sibtain (1st servant/Flaminius), Alex Lowe (2nd servant), Alex Boyd-Williams (3rd servant), Alex McSweeney (Caphis), Nicholas Rowe (Lucilius/Philotus), Alan Westaway (Hortensius), John Rogan (1st lord). 138 min. Sound/D 160

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Titus Andronicus (1985)
BBC. Director Jane Howell. Trevor Peacock (Titus), Aileen Atkins (Tamora), Hugh Quarshie (Aaron), Brian Protheroe (Saturninus), Nicholas Gecks (Bassianus), Gavin Richards (Lucius), Anna Calder-Marshall (Lavinia). 168 min. DVD 583

Titus (1999)
Directed by Julie Taymore. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming, Colm Feore, Matthew Rhys, Jonathain Rhys Meyers. 162 min. DVD 335
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Titus Andronicus (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by David Troughton (Titus Andronicus), Harriet Walter (Tamora), Paterson Joseph (Aaron), David Burke (Marcus), Ian Hughes (Saturninus), Emma Gregory (Lavinia), Will Keen (Lucius), John McAndrew (Chiron), Charles Simpson (Demetrius), Nicholas Murchie (Bassianus), Nigel Cooke (Aemilius), Alisdair Simpson (Mutius), Alex Lowe (Quintus), Chris Pavlo (Martius), Marjorie Yates (Nurse), Steven Geller (Young Lucius). 162 min. Sound/D 161

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Titus Andronicus
Read by Anthony Quale, et al. 141 min. Sound/C 6

Troilus and Cressida (1981)
BBC. Director Jonathan Miller. Cast: Anton Lesser, Suzanne Burden, Charles Gray, Benjamin Whitrow, Vernon Dobtcheff. 190 min. DVD 595

Troilus and Cressida (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Ian Pepperell (Troilus), Julia Ford (Cressida), Norman Rodway (Pandarus), Gerard Murphy (Ulysses), Philip Voss (Agamemnon), David Troughton (Thersites), Julian Wadham (Achilles), Charles Simpson (Hector), Duncan Bell (Diomedes), Clifford Rose (Priam), Rob Edwards (Aeneas), Trevor Martin (Nestor), Michael Higgs (Patroclus), Chook Sibtain (Paris), Ben Martin (Ajax), Carolyn Backhouse (Andromache), Ian Gelder (Prologue/Calchas), Mark Lambert (Menelaus), Annabel Capper (Helen), Elli Garnett (Cassandra), Rupert Mason (Deiphobus). 182 min. Sound/D 162

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Troilus and Cressida
Read by Diane Cilento, Jeremy Brett, Cyril Cusak. 168 min. Sound/C 7

Twelfth Night (1980)
BBC. Director John Gorrie. Cast: Alec McCowen, Trevor Peacock, Felicity Kendal. 128 min. DVD 602
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Twelfth Night (1991)
Director Paul Kafno. Renaissance Theatre Company production by Kenneth Branagh. Cast: Richard Briers, Frances Barber, Caroline Langrishe, Christopher Ravenscroft, James Saxon. 176 min. DVD 4559; also VHS Video/C 2114

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Twelfth Night (1997)
Director Trevor Nunn. Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, Nigel Hawthorne, Ben Kingsley, Mel Smith, Toby Stephens, Inogen Stubbs. A loose adaptation of Shakespeare's enduring comedy of romantic mix-ups, updated to the 19th century. 133 minutes. DVD X3514; vhs 999:1961
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Twelfth Night (Dvenadtsataia noch) (1955)
Directed by Ian Frid. A Russian adaptation of Shakespeare's confused-identity comedy about a young girl disguised as a boy in order to facilitate her search for her twin brother. Although the original text in this version is reduced, this is an very entertaining and handsomely mounted production. 88 minutes. Video/C 6578

Twelfth Night (2003)
Directed by Tim Supple. Cast: Parminder Nagra, Ronny Jhulti, Chiwetel Ejlofor, Claire Price, Zubin Varla, Michael Maloney. This television production of Shakespeare's comedy featuring an Anglo-Indian cast follows twins Viola and Sebastian, asylum seekers who are separated and washed up on the strange isle of Illyria -- a contemporary-multicultural London dreamscape that is both soulful and sensual, yet dark and dangerous. 102 minutes. DVD 3542

Twelfth Night (1910)
Directed by Charles Kent, produced by J. Stuart Blackton. USA, silent, 13 min. 999:2305
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Twelfth Night (Shakespeare: The Animated Tales)(Russia | UK | USA | Japan, 1992)
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov. Narrator, Rosemary Leach ; cast, Fiona Shaw, Roger Allam, Suzanne Burden ; Gerald James. 25 min. DVD X4091

She's the Man(2006)
Director, Andy Fickman. Cast: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Vinnie Jones, Robert Hoffman, Alex Breckenridge, Julie Hagerty, David Cross. Viola becomes furious when she learns that her high school, Cornwall, has just cut the girl's soccer team. So furious, in fact, that she takes advantage of her twin brother Sebastian skipping town for a few weeks to take his place at his school, Illyria, so she can join the soccer team there. But her disguise as her brother leads to major complications when she falls in love with her soccer-playing roommate and the girl he's in love with falls in love with "Sebastian." Based on the play "Twelfth night" by William Shakespeare. Special features: Director's commentary ; deleted scenes ; gag reel ; three in-depth featurettes ; music video "Let go" by Daivd Lichens ; pop-up video (a.k.a. trivia track). 105 min. DVD 8784
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Twelfth Night (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Amanda Root (Olivia), Jonathan Firth (Orsino), Niamh Cusack (Viola), Julian Glover (Malvolio), Dinsdale Landen (Sir Toby Belch), Richard Cordery (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Paterson Joseph (Feste), Will Keen (Sebastian), Maggie McCarthy (Maria), Alex Lowe (Antonio), Peter Gunn (Fabian), Scott Cherry (Curio), Neil Stuke (Valentine). 131 min. Sound/D 163

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Twelfth Night
Read by Siobhan McKenna, Paul Scofield, et al. 120 min. Sound/C 106

Two Gentlemen of Verona (1983)
BBC. Director Don Taylor. Cast: Tessa Peake-Jones, Tyler Butterworth, John Hudson, Joanne Pearce, David Collings, Paul Daneman. 137 min. DVD 597
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Two Gentlemen of Verona (1986)
UCB production by students of English 177T. Director Paul Shepard, 1986. Cast: Charles Griffin, Mark Dean, Christine Porter, Amy Prosser, Amy Parameter, Brian Cambell, Eve Winerman, Anne McAdams, Michael Abruzzo, Arlo, Chris Berg, Hugh Cambell, Valerie Karno, David Cowan. Video/C 1750

Two Gentlemen of Verona (1986)
UCB production by students of English 177T. Director Paul Shepard, 1986. Cast: Charles Griffin, Mark Dean, Christine Porter, Amy Prosser, Amy Parameter, Brian Cambell, Eve Winerman, Anne McAdams, Michael Abruzzo, Arlo, Chris Berg, Hugh Cambell, Valerie Karno, David Cowan. Video/C 1750

A Spray of Plum Blossoms (Yi jian mei)(China, 1931)
Director, Wancang Bu. Cast: Ruan Lingyu, Jin Yan, Gao Zhanfei, Lin Chuchu, Wang Cilong. "Adapted from Shakespeare's 'The two gentlemen of Verona,' this film is set in 1920s China. Hu Luting and Bai Lede are both graduates from the Shanghai Military Academy. Hu Zhuli (Hu's sister) and Bai are in love. Hu is set to Canton under General Shi's command. Shi Luohua, the general's daughter, falls in love with Hu. Later, Bai joins his friend in Canton and feels attracted by Miss Shi. From then on, the two young men become rivals." 100 min. DVD 9422
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Two Gentlemen of Verona (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Michael Maloney (Proteus), Damian Lewis (Valentine), Saskia Wickham (Silvia), Lucy Robinson (Julia), John Woodvine (Launce), Desmond Barrit (Sir Thurio), Nicholas Murchie (Speed), Sarah-Jane Holm (Lucetta), Trevor Martin (Duke of Milan), Arthur Cox (Antonio), James Greene (Panthino), Andrew Alston (Sir Eglamour). 119 min. Sound/D 164

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Two Gentlemen of Verona
Read by Peter Wyngarde, John Lauries. 116 min. Sound/C 107

Two Noble Kinsmen (1978)
UCB production performed by English 117 students. Directors George M. Wallace and Michael Winks. Cast: Mark Tuthill, Rich Daniels, Kathleen Glover. (3/4" U-matic format, stored at NRLF). Video/C 243

Two Noble Kinsmen (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Simon Russell Beale (Prologue and Epilogue), Jonathan Firth (Palamon), Nigel Cooke (Arcite), Helen Schlesinger (Emilia), Geoffrey Whitehead (Theseus), Sarah-Jane Holm (Gaoler's daughter), Richard Cordery (Gaoler), Adjoa Andoh (Hippolyta), Geoffrey Beevers (Gerrold), James Greene (Pirithous), Lucy Robinson (First queen), Nicola King (Second queen), Sian Radinger (Third queen), Andrew Wincott (Wooer). 177 min. Sound/D 165

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Venus and Adonis
Read by Claire Bloom, Max Adrian. 91 min. Sound/C 23

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Winter's Tale (1980)
BBC. Director Jane Howell. Cast: John Welsh, David Burke, Robert Stephens, Jeremy Kemp, Anna Calder-Marshall, Jeremy Dimmick, Merelina Kendall. DVD 594

Winter's Tale (Shakespeare: The Animated Tales)(Russia | UK | USA | Japan, 1992)
Directed by Stanislav Sokolov. Narrator, Roger Allam ; cast, Anton Lesser, Jenny Agutter, Sally Dexter, Michael Kitchen, Adrienne O'Sullivan, Stephen Tompkinson. Animated adaptations of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Produced by BBC the series was animated by some of the foremost artists of Soyuzmultfilm, the former Soviet Union's main animation studio. Each play is directed by a different animator, in a wide variety of styles and features performances by world-renowned actors. 25 min. DVD X4090

Winter's Tale (Arkangel Shakespeare)
Read by Sir John Gielgud (Time the Chorus), Ciaran Hinds (Leontes), Sinead Cusack (Hermione), Eileen Atkins (Paulina), Paul Jesson (Polixenes), Julian Glover (Antigonus), Geoffrey Whitehead (Camillo), Alex Jennings (Autolycus), Alison Reid (Perdita), Mark Bonnar (Florizel), Anthony Jackson (Old shepherd), Stephen Mangan (Clown), John Hollis (Archidamus), Stephen Geller (Mamillius), Alan Cox (Cleomenes), John McAndrew (Dion), Steve Hodson (Gaoler), James Greene (Officer), Sarah-Jane Holm (Mopsa), Sian Radinger (Dorcas), Rebecca Saire (Emilia). 173 min. Sound/D 166

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Winter's Tale
Read by John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft. 174 min. Sound/C 13

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Videos About Shakespeare
and the Playing of Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by The Reduced Shakespeare Company
Performers: Adam Long, Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor. This three-man comedy troupe presents all of Shakespeare's works with a take-no-prisoners approach to the comedies and tragedies. Among others see a nothing-is-sacred send-up of Romeo and Juliet; Othello as a rap song; Titus Andronicus as a cooking program, and Hamlet told with the help of audience members and lascivious sock puppets. Based on the complete works of William Shakespeare. Filmed before a live audience at the Criterion Theatre at the studios of CBC Vancouver. 2001. 89 min. Video/C 8236

Discovering Hamlet.
Cast: Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Branagh, and Patrick Stewart. Follows the week-by-week progress of the Company preparing to stage a production of Hamlet. The actors describe stage action and the characters they portray, and members of the technical crew discuss aspects of costuming, set design, lighting, and the problems of working with Shakespeare's 400-year-old text. Cast: The Renaissance Theatre Company, directed by Derek Jacobi. Cast: Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet), Richard Easton (Claudius), Edward Jewesbury (Polonius), Sophie Thompson (Ophelia), Jay Villiers (Laertes), other actors and technical staff of the Company. Patrick Stewart. 53 min. Video/C 2310

The Great Hamlets
Includes interviews with the greatest interpreters of Hamlet from around the world including Laurence Olivier, Ben Kingsley, and Maximilian Schell. 120 min. Video/C 4483

The Hobart Shakespeareans
A profile of Los Angeles elementary school teacher and winner of the American Teacher Award, Rafe Esquith, and his eager students who together touchingly demonstrate the power of education. As a motivational teaching tool and unique method of education, Esquith teaches the Asian-American and Latino children of violence-stricken Los Angeles neighborhoods to understand and perform Shakespeare. Aired as a 2005 episode of the television program: Point of view. 52 min. DVD 5664

This Earth, This Realm, This England.(Adventure of English)
No single person has shaped English more than William Shakespeare. This menu-powered DVD uses unparalleled access to some of the greatest English texts, including the first English dictionary and a rare first folio of Shakespeare's plays, to illustrate the great Bard's influence. John Barton, honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, discusses the sound and accessibility of Shakespeare's words. His impact is also examined in the larger context of Elizabethan England and the Renaissance. 50 min. DVD 2950

Ian McKellen Acting Shakespeare.
Actor Ian McKellen performs scenes from Shakespeare's plays and reads selections from the sonnets, with supporting lecture material on the linguistic and cultural background of Shakespeare's work and on dramatic technique. Presented at the CBS Broadcast Center, New York City. 87 min. DVD 5474 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 3619

The Making of a Monologue: Robert Wilson's Hamlet
Performed, directed & designed by Robert Wilson. Provides a fascinating picture of how Robert Wilson created his unique one-man performance of Hamlet drawing on rehearsal and performance footage and interviews with Wilson himself and his principal artistic collaborators. 63 min. Video/C 6036

Making of Merry Wives of Windsor.
Documentary on teaching and producing the Merry wives of Windsor. UC Berkeley production. Video/C 1748

Making of Merry Wives of Windsor.
Documentary on teaching and producing the Merry wives of Windsor. UC Berkeley production. Video/C 1748

Much Ado About Something .
Follows Mike Rubbo as he tracks down the clues as to the identity of the author of Shakespeare's plays. He focuses on the sect that believes in Christopher Marlowe as the best candidate. Frontline takes the viewer inside this 16th century detective story in an attempt to unravel what some are calling the "biggest cover-up in literary history." Originally televised as a segment of Frontline in 2003. 90 min. DVD X412

Origins, Construction and Use of the Rebuilt Globe Theatre
A series of slide images presenting various aspects of the reconstruction of Shakepeare's original Globe Theatre. The principal sections cover six main topics: the theatrical precursors of the Globe; the rebuilding process up to 1998; some early uses of the rebuilt Globe; the completed Globe and its operation, including what a drama group experiences while exploring uses of the stage; and various aspects of the first performance of Much Ado about Nothing on an early version of the stage of the new Globe. Written and produced by Hugh Richmond. 2007 DVD 9139

Pericles documentary
Producer, Paul Shepard, 1982. (3/4" U-matic format; stored at NRLF). Video/C 384

The Perils of Pericles: teaching Shakespeare through production
Director Paul Shepard, 1982. Documents UCB students of English 117 preparing for a spring 1982 production of Pericles, culminating in a performance at the Greek Theatre. 16 min. Video/C 1747

Playing Shakespeare - Exploring a Character.
Under John Barton's direction, two members of the Royal Shakespeare Company explore Shakespeare's character Shylock to demostrate how Shakespeare develops a character and the multiplicity of ways in which his characters can be understood. Given the same text from The Merchant of Venice and the same direction, the different readings of the part demonstrate the infinite variety of Shakespeare's work. 51 min. DVD X1726; vhs Video/C 5262

Playing Shakespeare - Irony and Ambiguity.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Alan Howard, Jane Lapotaire, Michael Pennington, Mike Gwilym, Richard Pasco, Tony Church, Norman Rodway. Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of irony and ambiguity. Barton analyzes some of Shakespeare's texts with the actors, and demonstrates how understanding the intended irony in a phrase or speech totally changes the perception of the character speaking. 51 min. DVD X1727; Video/C 5265

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Playing Shakespeare - Language and Character.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Patrick Stewart, Lisa Harrow, Roger Rees, Michael Pennington, David Suchet, Michael Williams, Sinead Cusack. Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of language to define character, and his characters' use of heightened language to achieve their intentions. Explores the Elizabethan relish of words and the use of Elizabethan English in the development of Shakespeare's characters. 51 min. DVD X1725; Video/C 5266

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Playing Shakespeare - Passion and Coolness.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Tony Church, Susan Fleetwood, Mike Gwilym, Patrick Stewart, Sheila Hancook, Lisa Harrow, Michael Pennington, Donald Sinden. Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of passion and coolness. Barton and the actors demonstrate deliberate and striking inconsistencies in Shakespeare's characters; the characteristic Shakespearean mixture of deep feeling; choric elements; and the balancing of heightened language and naturalistic performance. 52 min. DVD X1727; Video/C 5268

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Playing Shakespeare - Poetry & Hidden Poetry.
Cast: Peggy Ashcroft, Ben Kingsley, Ian McKellan, Alan Howard, Lisa Harrow, Donald Sinden, David Suchet. Presenter/director John Barton leads members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion of Shakespeare's use of poetry and hidden poetry in seemingly unpoetic lines. Barton and the actors demonstrate how polysyllables trip easily off the tongue, while monosyllabic lines and words are packed with thoughts and feelings. They also explore Shakespeare's use of the words "time" and "death", along with contrast and sudden changes that occur. 53 min. DVD X1728; Video/C 5264

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Playing Shakespeare - Rehearsing the Text.
Cast: Judi Dench, Richard Pasco, Norman Rodway, Michael Williams. Concentrating on a scene from the Twelfth Night, presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and reading of the lines in search of Shakespeare's clues to character, language, and staging. Barton and the actors demonstrate how verse itself is a clue to the meaning. 52 min. DVD X1728; Video/C 5269

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Playing Shakespeare - Set Speeches & Soliloquies.
Cast: Alan Howard, Judi Dench, Jane Lapotaire, Patrick Stewart, Barbara Leigh-Hunt. Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of dialogue and soliloquy for story and audience purposes. Barton explains the differences between the two, what they contain, and how they arise. 52 min. DVD X1726; Video/C 5267

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Playing Shakespeare - The Two Traditions.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Ian McKellan, Alan Howard, Mike Gwilym, Sheila Hancock, Lisa Harrow, David Suchet. Presenter/director John Barton members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of language, meter, and verse. Barton and the actors address and analyze the question of how to understand Shakespeare's texts, citing examples of his plays, and, by contrast, the writings of other British authors of the period. 50 min. DVD X1725; Video/C 5263

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Playing Shakespeare - Using the Verse.
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Ian McKellan, Alan Howard, Sinead Cusack, Sheila Hancock, Lisa Harrow, Jane Lapotaire, Frank Stewart, David Suchet, Michael Williams. Presenter/director John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in a discussion and dramatization of Shakespeare's use of blank verse. In the course of trying out different stresses, the actors discover how Shakespeare uses antithesis, short lines, end-stopped lines, and pauses in the middle of a line, and why Shakespeare's lines sometimes mis-scan. Also includes examples from the Miracle plays and other writings to demonstrate the alternatives to iambic pentameter. 50 min. DVD X1725; Video/C 5270

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Politic Women.
UCB production. Director Paul Shepard, 1984. Scenes concerning women's roles from Shakespeare's Richard II, Henry IV, Pt. 1, Henry IV, Pt. 2, and Henry V. Performed by students of English 117, with Prof. Hugh Richmond, Spring, 1984. Video/C 719

Preparing to Perform Shakespeare.
Cast: Trevor Nunn, John Barton, Terry Hands, Alan Howard, Jane Lapotaire, Ian McKellen, Michael Pennington, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet. Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company present a workshop before a television studio audience to demonstrate how they rehearse and learn to perform Shakespeare's plays. 53 min. Video/C 5260

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Shakespeare and His Stage.
Cast: Stephen Tate, Lesley Duff ; Hamlet interpreted by Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Nicol Williamson, John Barrymore. John Geilgud. Recreates the theatre of Shakespeare's day through the staging of scenes from Hamlet in an Elizabethan courtyard near Stratford, Eng. Contrasts styles of Shakespearean role playing with excerpts from performances by Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Nicol Williamson, and John Barrymore. Includes views of landmarks in London, Stratford, and Warwick which shaped Shakespeare's approach to theatrical practice. 45 min. Video/C 781

Shakespeare and Performance.
Documentary on the making of the Merry wives of Windsor" by students of English 117, with Prof. Hugh Richmond, Spring quarter, 1981. Video/C 304

Shakespeare & the Spanish Connection.
Examines the shared body of Spanish and English dramatic traditions that connect the old World and the New. Covering key relationships between the two traditions, the film includes varied theatrical performances in New Mexico and California designed to show that the two traditions share the same origins in terms of theatre structure, practices and themes. Narrator: Hugh Richmond. 2005. 29 min. Video/C MM530

Shakespeare & the Spanish Theater.
Presents an anthology of theatrical scenes that corrolate English and Spanish theater traditions showing how religious drama from Medieval Europe survives in hispanic communites in New Mexico and California. It also stages representative morality play themes, stereotypes and historical characters and theater designs from the Renaissance to suggest similar later congruities between the two cultures. Produced [and written by] Hugh Richmond, The Shakespeare Program, University of California, Berkeley. 2005. 70 min. Video/C MM531

Shakespeare Behind Bars
Convicted felons at Kentucky's Luther Luckett Correctional Complex rehearse for the Shakespearean production, The Tempest, as part of the Shakespeare Behind Bars Program. The play's underlying theme of forgiveness parallels themes of transformation and redemption in the lives of the prisoners. Hank Rogerson, director and writer. Special features: optional audio commentary by prisoners Jerry Guenther, Floyd Vaughn, and Curt Tofteland; optional audio commentary by prisoners Hal Cobb, Leonard Ford and Curt Tofteland; optional audio commentary by filmmakers Hank Rogerson and Jilann Spitzmiller; deleted scenes (8 min.); "performance selects" bonus performance footage (12 min.); "Troupe update". 2005. 93 min. DVD X3491

Shakespeare In Love.
Directed by John Madden, Cast: Gwyenth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck and Judi Dench. When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before! There are just two things he'll have to learn about his new love: she's promised to marry someone else, and she's successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will's latest production! 1998. 122 min. DVD 59; VHS 999:2440

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Awards

Academy Award - Best Film; Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow); Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film ; Best Actress (Judi Dench)
Golden Globes - Best Film, Comedy/Musical;
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Film; Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench)

Norman, Marc. New York : Hyperion, Miramax Books, c1998. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .S38365 1998b)

Shakespeare: Drama's DNA. (Changing Stages: 100 Years of Theater)
In England, each generation has reinterpreted Shakespeare's plays, finding in them both a mirror and a measuring stick of all humanity. This program traces the evolution of Shakespearean drama, from the days of the Rose to the best performances of the last hundred years. Includes interviews with Peter Brook, Sir Tom Stoppard, Dame Judi Dench, Trevor Nunn, Sir Peter Hall and Sir John Gielgud. The contributions of Harley Granville-Barker and Lilian Baylis are also considered, plus excerpts from avant-garde as well as traditional productions. 2000. 60 min. DVD 5322

Shakespeare in Sable: History of the Black Shakespearean Actor.
A recount of the black Shakespearean actor, especially in America. Author Errol G. Hill introduces the subject followed by live performances by contemporary black actors presenting scenes from various Shakespeare plays, followed by a question and answer segment. A talk based on the book by Professor Errol G. Hill, Dartmouth University. 1996. 51 min. DVD X101

Shakespeare: Soul of an Age.
Various landmarks which were significant in the life of William Shakespeare and which invoke the atmosphere of the age of Elizabeth are pictured. Sir Michael Redgrave recites illustrative passages from key speeches in Shakespeare's chronicles, comedies, and tragedies. Cast: Howard Sackler. Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir Michael Redgrave, Walter Hudd, Robert Eddison, Jack Gwillim. 51 min. Video/C 145

Shakespeare Tragedies.
Written by The Standard Deviants Academic Team with Robert J. Fehrenbach and Ann R. Meyer. Performed by The Standard Deviants. c2000.

Origins & Style. Through 'cutting edge' technology and the use of interactive menus of topics and tests, this program introduces audiences new to Shakespeare to the playwright's use of language and basic narrative devises and tragic drama as a literary style. 45 min. DVD 848

Titus Andronicus, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet. Through 'cutting edge' technology and the use of interactive menus of topics and tests, the tragedies of Shakespeare are presented for audiences unfamiliar with Shakespeare's language style. Includes synopsis, character analyses and an interactive quiz with immediate feedback. Covers the plays Titus Andronicus, Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet. 120 min. DVD 849

Othello, Macbeth, King Lear. Through 'cutting edge' technology and the use of interactive menus of topics and tests, the tragedies of Shakespeare are presented for audiences unfamiliar with Shakespeare's language style. Includes synopsis, character analyses and an interactive quiz with immediate feedback. Covers the plays Othello, Macbeth and King Lear. 120 min. DVD 850

Shakespeare Uncovered.
Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passion of their celebrated hosts (Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant) to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays: Disc 1. Macbeth, Twelfth night and As you like it; Disc 2. Henry IV & Henry V, Hamlet and The tempest. c2012-2013. 6 hours (30 mins each). DVD X8626

Shakespeare's Children
Filmmaker Kate Kline May began teaching drama as a volunteer in her own children's ethically diverse public elementary school in 1991. Working with fourth through sixth graders and their teachers, May created a unique in-class performing arts program that attracted national attention, ongoing funding, and more than 1,000 students in four years. This documentary follows one semester's workshop in preparation for a performance of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Diverse in age and ethnic background, the student performers found their own lives reflected in Shakespeare's timeless themes. c1997. 48 min. DVD 7309 [preservation copy]; vhs Video/C 8754

Shakespeare's Globe Restored: Learning by Performance.
A student production of selected scenes from Shakespeare's play, Much Ado About Nothing, performed in the restored Globe Theatre. Produced by the Shakespeare Program and the Office of Media Services, UCB; produced and written by Hugh Richmond. State directors, Hugh Richmond, Louis Fantasia. July 15, 1996. 34 min. Video/C 6209

Shakespeare's Men and Women.
Students perform scenes from Comedy of errors, Taming of the Shrew, As you like it, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Henry VI. Video/C 1749

Shakespeare's Theater: the Globe Playhouse
Describes the Globe Theatre, and demonstrates the use of the staging areas with excerpts from Shakespeare's plays. Produced with animated models and animation with lights. Includes a sequence from Two Cities Films' 1944 motion picture, Henry V. 1952. 18 min. Video/C MM744

Shakespeare's Women & Claire Bloom
Presents a look at many of the female characters in Shakespeare's plays as portrayed and described by venerable actress Claire Bloom. Features film clips and taped live stage productions. 1998. 54 min. DVD 4364

Speaking Shakespearean Verse.
Cast: Trevor Nunn, John Barton, Terry Hands, Alan Howard, Jane Lapotaire, Ian Mckellen, Michael Pennington, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet. Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company present a workshop before a television studio audience in which they interpret the rhythms and pronunciation of Shakespeare's English. 56 min. Video/C 5261

Songs from the Plays of Shakespeare.
97 min. Sound recording: Sound/C 21

The Taming of the Shrew.
American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco, 1976. Directed by William Ball; with Marc Singer, Fredi Olster, Sandra Shotwell, William Paterson. Includes "A conversation with William Ball" in which Harold Clurman and Bill Ball talk about the production, and Ball's approach to theater in general. 120 min. Video/C 6887

Feature Films with Shakespeare Performance as Part of the Plot

The Angelic Conversation (UK, 1985)
Directed by Derek Jarman. Cast: Paul Reynolds, Phillip Williamson, Dave Baby, Timothy Burke, Simon Costin ... [et al.]. Fourteen of Shakespeare's sonnets are taken as a basis for a rapturous celebration of homoerotic love in both its spiritual and sensual dimensions. Emotive readings of Shakespeare sonnets by Judi Dench. 78 min. DVD X59
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Anonymous (UK | Germany, 2011)
Directed by Roland Emmerich. Cast: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower, Derek Jacobi. Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds... who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for power were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage. 130 min. DVD X7151
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Directed by Peter Weir. Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles. portrays a student (played by Robert Sean Leonard) who performs the role of Puck in a school production of A Midsummer's Night Dream against his father's wishes. 128 min. DVD X3081; vhs 999:2281
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A Double Life (1947)
Director, George Cukor. Cast: Shelley Winters, Ronald Colman, Signe Hasso, Edmond O'Brien, Ray Collins. The portrayal of an actor who finds his on stage role of Othello is affecting his off stage life as murderous revenge begins to seem reasonable. 103 min. DVD 9874
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Screw Your Courage
Directed by Zsuzsanna Varga. A backstage peek into a midnight Shakespeare program designed to keep young people off the city streets. UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. 2001. 26 min. DVD 7787; vhs Video/C 7891

Shake Me, Mr. Shakespeare(1936)
Directed by Roy Mack. ...Satire on Hollywood adapting Shakespeare to suit its own vaudeville sensibility comes in the form of a dream by a producer while he sleeps at his desk. The books representing complete works of Shakespeare soon see their characters step literally from the pages and argue, sing dance and interact (Henry 5th goes to Rome to see Julius Caesar etc) all to swing music and backstage antic characters overlaying The bard's thesps as written. This is the "SpringTime For Hitler" of 1936. Juliet does a torch song number plaintively bleating from her balcony about "Ro-me-o where's my Ro-me-o" in the Lullabye of Broadway style. As a satire on the illiterate corporate minds who mangle literature and feed it to the masses as showgirl or western or mawkish studio output, Shake Mr Shakespeare is a truly inspired in- house Warner Bros success. My favorite bit? the team of Tapdancing Hamlets, all in tune tapping and swingin away on the headstones in the graveyard." [IMDB] 20 min. Included on DVD X558
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Shakespeare Wallah (1965)
Directed by James Ivory. The story of two lovers, Lizzie and Sanju, one from an obsolete English travelling theatre group, the other a rich young Indian playboy. Their sudden, electric, and brief affair provides the pivot for a story about the decline and fall of British power in modern India. 122 min. DVD 2563
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Merchant-Ivory bibliography
Jhaveri, Shanay. "Being ferried around trees in Merchant-Ivory's Shakespeare Wallah." In: Outsider : films on India, 1950-1990 / edited by Shanay Jhaveri. Mumbai : Shoestring Publisher, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.I8 O97 2009)
Venning, Dan. "Cultural Imperialism and Intercultural Encounter in Merchant Ivory's Shakespeare Wallah." Asian Theatre Journal, Spring2011, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p149-167, 19p UC users only

Theater of Blood (UK, 1973)
Director, Douglas Hickox. Cast: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Milo O'Shea, Eric Sykes. A demented actor and his daughter set about murdering each of London's nine prominent drama critics according to murders in Shakespeare's plays. 104 min. DVD 4101; also DVD 9845
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Benshoff, Harry M. "Vincent Price and Me: Imagining the Queer Male Diva." Camera Obscura; Jan2008, Vol. 22 Issue 67, p146-150, 5p
Gearhart, Stephanie S. ""Only he would have the temerity to rewrite Shakespeare": Douglas Hickox's Theatre of Blood as Adaptation." Literature Film Quarterly, 2011, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p116-127, 12p UC users only
Hutchings, Peter. "Theatres of Blood: Shakespeare and the Horror Film." In: Gothic Shakespeares / edited by John Drakakis and Dale Townshend. Milton Park, Abingdon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR2976 .G68 2008)

To Be Or Not to Be (1942)
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Cast: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill, Stanley Ridges, Sig Ruman, Tom Dugan. This comedy centers on a Warsaw theatrical troupe that outwits Nazi occupation troops by playing the roles of (and for) their lives. The actors impersonate German officers to pull the swastikas over their captor's eyes. "While rehearsing the new play, the theater company has also been performing Shakespeare's Hamlet, with Maria as Ophelia and Tura in the title role. Bronski commiserates with his friend and colleague, Greenberg, about always being the ones to "carry a spear," instead of having starring roles. Greenberg reveals it has always been his dream to perform Shylock, especially the famous "Hath not a Jew eyes?..." speech." 99 min. DVD 3634; 999:1315
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To Be or Not To Be (1983)
Directed by Alan Johnson. Cast: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Tim Matheson, Charles Durning, Jose Ferrer, George Gaynes, Christopher Lloyd, George Wyner, Lewis J. Stadlen, Jack Riley. A comedy film of wartime Poland in which two Polish actors, Frederick and Anna Bronski, are eventually caught up in Germany's invasion of Poland, a leaking of top secret information and an incredible plot to thwart the Nazis. Based on the film directed by Ernst Lubitsch [1942]. 107 min. 999:3222
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Tower of London (1939)
Directed by Rowland V. Lee. Cast: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton, Leo G. Caroll, Miles Mander. A chilling 15th Century melodrama based on the life of Richard III. Sixth in line to the throne, Richard is an ambitious man who, with the aid of Mord his executioner friend, treacherously disposes of the five who stand between him and the crown. Mercilessly this cold-hearted pair torture and kill the heirs in the infamous Tower of London. 73 min. DVD 6216
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