William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Known For: Writing · Birthday: 1564-04-01 · Deathday: 1616-04-23 (52 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Baptised Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

428 Movies · 4 TV shows

Also Known As: William Shakespare · William 'Budd' Shakespeare · Will Shakespeare · Уильям Шекспир

Biography

William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "the Bard"). His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. They also continue to be studied and reinterpreted.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. At age 49 (around 1613), he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his sexuality, his religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known works between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories and are regarded as some of the best work produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until 1608, among them Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, all considered to be among the finest works in the English language. In the last phase of his life, he wrote tragicomedies (also known as romances) and collaborated with other playwrights. Many of Shakespeare's plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy in his lifetime. However, in 1623, two fellow actors and friends of Shakespeare's, John Heminges and Henry Condell, published a more definitive text known as the First Folio, a posthumous collected edition of Shakespeare's dramatic works that included all but two of his plays. The volume was prefaced with a poem by Ben Jonson, in which Jonson presciently hailed Shakespeare in a now-famous quote as "not of an age, but for all time".

Early Life

William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare, an alderman and a successful glover (glove-maker) originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden, the daughter of an affluent landowning family. He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he was baptised on 26 April 1564. His date of birth is unknown, but is traditionally observed on 23 April, Saint George's Day. This date, which can be traced to a mistake made by an 18th-century scholar, has proved appealing to biographers because Shakespeare died on the same date in 1616. He was the third of John and Mary Shakespeare's eight children, and their oldest surviving child; their first two children, both girls, did not live beyond infancy.Although no attendance records for the period survive, most biographers agree that Shakespeare was probably educated at the King's New School in Stratford, a free school chartered in 1553, about a quarter-mile (400 m) from his home. Grammar schools varied in quality during the Elizabethan era, but grammar school curricula were largely similar: the basic Latin text was standardised by royal decree, and the school would have provided an intensive education in grammar based upon Latin classical authors.At the age of 18, Shakespeare married 26-year-old Anne Hathaway. The consistory court of the Diocese of Worcester issued a marriage licence on 27 November 1582. The next day, two of Hathaway's neighbours posted bonds guaranteeing that no lawful claims impeded the marriage. The ceremony may have been arranged in some haste since the Worcester chancellor allowed the marriage banns to be read once instead of the usual three times, and six months after the marriage Anne gave birth to a daughter, Susanna, baptised 26 May 1583. Twins, son Hamnet and daughter Judith, followed almost two years later and were baptised 2 February 1585. Hamnet died of unknown causes at the age of 11 and was buried 11 August 1596.After the birth of the twins, Shakespeare left few historical traces until he is mentioned as part of the London theatre scene in 1592. The exception is the appearance of his name in the "complaints bill" of a law case before the Queen's Bench court at Westminster dated Michaelmas Term 1588 and 9 October 1589. Scholars refer to the years between 1585 and 1592 as Shakespeare's "lost years". Biographers attempting to account for this period have reported many apocryphal stories. Nicholas Rowe, Shakespeare's first biographer, recounted a Stratford legend that Shakespeare fled the town for London to escape prosecution for deer poaching in the estate of local squire Thomas Lucy. Shakespeare is also supposed to have taken his revenge on Lucy by writing a scurrilous ballad about him. Another 18th-century story has Shakespeare starting his theatrical career minding the horses of theatre patrons in London. John Aubrey reported that Shakespeare had been a country schoolmaster. Some 20th-century scholars suggested that Shakespeare may have been employed as a schoolmaster by Alexander Hoghton of Lancashire, a Catholic landowner who named a certain "William Shakeshafte" in his will. Little evidence substantiates such stories other than hearsay collected after his death, and Shakeshafte was a common name in the Lancashire area.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

5 Movies
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

2021
This muscular production features the signature physical stories of director and choreographers. When powerbrokers' motives and means lead to unexpected consequences they cannot control, Shakespeare s...
Mandaar

Mandaar

2021
Anirban is making his directorial debut.
The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

2021
The King of Scotland will be a trio of witches. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne of his own will.
Kings of War

Kings of War

2021
Shakespeare’s kings are political leaders who come face to face with the ultimate responsibility: they must make the life-or-death decision of whether to go to war. Shakespeare draws us into the psych...
Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

2021
In modern-day Italy, two young lovers try to overcome a violent world where Catholic and secular values clash, in an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy.

2020.

11 Movies
Othello

Othello

2020
Filmed version of the 2019 Stratford Festival production.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

2020
Hermia loves Lysander, Demetrius loves Hermia, Helena loves Demetrius, Theseus and Hippolyta are almost newlyweds and the already-complex marriage of the immortal queen and king of Fairyland is furthe...
Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

2020
The most notorious housing estate in Australia, where gangs rule, drug abuse spreads and racial tension grows, has a love affair between a Muslim girl and a local musician.
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

2020
Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” has inspired generations of artists to adaptations like scarcely any other work. In his colorful, passionate music, the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev brillian...
Guilty Creatures

Guilty Creatures

2020
Never lose your spark. Never lose who you are. Continue to create. Continue to build. Continue to learn and challenge yourself. Continue to foster your identity. Because, that’s the most important thi...
Shakespeare’s Shitstorm

Shakespeare’s Shitstorm

2020
Prospero runs away with his blind daughter Miranda to Tromaville, hiding from evil pharmaceutical execs, including his own sister who ruined his career after he found the cure against opiate addiction...
As You Like It

As You Like It

2020
An animated adaptation of the famous play by William Shakespeare. It transposes the setting to a Southeast-Asian environment. Created in close collaboration with the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford...
Macbeth: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

Macbeth: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

2020
When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, t...
Be Absolute for Death

Be Absolute for Death

2020
In "Spaces #2", 7 internationally acclaimed directors shot, after commissioning by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, a short film at home, making their own timely comment on the new realit...

2019.

17 Movies
The Merry Wives of Windsor: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

The Merry Wives of Windsor: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

2019
Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on...
César

César

2019
Rome dominates the world. Julius Caesar is a dictator for the rest of his life. Caesar ignores the plots that start being woven around him in order to save the Republic.
RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew

RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew

2019
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon. The Royal Shakespeare Company presents The Taming of the Shrew. Turning Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh per...
RSC Live: As You Like It

RSC Live: As You Like It

2019
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon. The Royal Shakespeare Company presents As You Like It.
Verdi: Macbeth

Verdi: Macbeth

2019
After winning in battle, Commander Macbeth receives a prophesy that he will one day become King of Scotland. Influenced by the whisperings of his wife, he literally stops at nothing to fulfil the prop...
The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

2019
Pursuing two respectably married women at the same time, a would-be seducer fails to anticipate that his targets will, quite literally, compare notes. Nor has he reckoned on the mischievous spirit in ...
SKE48's HAMLET

SKE48's HAMLET

2019
The all woman production of Shakespeare's HAMLET was preformed by the J-Pop idol group SKE48. The group formed on stage with minimal sets and props and turned the classic play into a strange mix of mo...
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

2019
When a fairy king quarrels with his queen over a young changeling, he orders his servant, a mischievous sprite, to play a prank on her with hilarious consequences. Adapting Shakespeare’s classic come...
The Public's Much Ado About Nothing

The Public's Much Ado About Nothing

2019
There is a bold interpretation of Shakespeare's comedy "Benetdick and Beatrice" starring Danielle Brooks of "Orange is the New Black" and Grantham Coleman of "The Color Purple". Tony Award winner Kenn...
RSC Live: Measure for Measure

RSC Live: Measure for Measure

2019
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon. The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Measure for Measure.
Coriolanus

Coriolanus

2019
Staged at the Stratford Festival and named on many 2018 year-end critics “best of” lists, the Stratford Festival’s “riveting” and “exhilarating” (The New York Times) production of Shakespeare’s Coriol...
The Tempest

The Tempest

2019
In Shakespeare’s great drama of loss and reconciliation, a long-deposed ruler uses magical arts to bring within her power the enemies who robbed her of her throne and marooned her on a remote island. ...
National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

2019
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal ...
The King

The King

5.42
2019
England was in the 15th century. Hal, a prince who lives far from the court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

2019
A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fal...
RSC Live: Timon of Athens

RSC Live: Timon of Athens

2019
Timon has it all – money, influence, friends. Surely it can’t last? When the money runs out, Timon soon finds her influence and friends have also gone. Left alone, she flees Athens to take refuge in ...
National Theatre Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

National Theatre Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

2019
The performance of William Shakespeare's Richard II was broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.

2018.

21 Movies
King Lear

King Lear

2018
An aging King abdicates to his corrupt daughters and rejects his loving and honest one, which will cause disaster.
National Theatre Live: King Lear

National Theatre Live: King Lear

2018
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tor...
Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens

2018
Renowned for his extreme generosity, the Athenian nobleman Timon has fallen prey to flatterers and false friends, on whom he showers lavish gifts and extravagant hospitality. His loyal steward, Flaviu...
The Winter's Tale: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

The Winter's Tale: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

2018
The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable, illustrating how uncontrollable emotions can range across gender, country, class and age. Its universe is full of mons...
National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

2018
Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have falle...
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

2018
A long-simmering animosity between two families of Verona, the Montague's and the Capulet's, has recently boiled over, with members of the rival households brawling in the streets. One night, Romeo, a...
RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor

RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor

2018
John Falstaff is going to try and get a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. The women of Windsor are the ones who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff's comeupp...
Glyndebourne: Hamlet

Glyndebourne: Hamlet

2018
Brett Dean's multi-award-winning opera received its world premiere at Glyndebourne Festival 2017. The world premiere recording of Brett Deans new opera based on Shakespeares best-known tragedy: To be,...
Verdi: Otello

Verdi: Otello

2018
Like an outcry the elemental force of the orchestra shatters the silence, the storm on the coast of Cyprus rages incessantly. The wind whips, lightening cuts through the roaring skies. As Othello, the...
RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida

2018
Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy, their innocence is tested and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war with t...
Hamlet

Hamlet

2018
Hamlet captures the Almeida Theatre's 2017 acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's great play, recorded as-live in its West End transfer on the stage of London's Harold Pinter Theatre. Robert I...
RSC Live: Macbeth

RSC Live: Macbeth

2018
Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. He set out on the path to murder because of their disturbing prophecies. Christopher Eccleston made his RSC debut i...
RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

RSC Live: Romeo and Juliet

2018
If your first true love was someone you were told to hate, what would this play be about?. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for cha...
Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes

5.5
2018
A detective was hired to investigate the disappearance of garden ornaments.
Hamlet in the Golden Vale

Hamlet in the Golden Vale

2018
A company of actors arrive at a castle deep in the Irish countryside and set into motion the story of Shakespeare's Hamlet. The lives of the actors and their characters intertwine as Prince Hamlet con...
Hamlet

Hamlet

2018
For the first time in history of cinema, the immortal work created by Shakespeare in the 16th century, is shot by Samsung Galaxy phone. The action takes place in the 21st century. The text is unchange...
The Two Noble Kinsmen: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

The Two Noble Kinsmen: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

2018
How long is forever? When the imprisoned Palamon and Arcite vow eternal friendship, they don’t expect that anything will come between them. But then from their cell window they see the beautiful Emili...
National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar

2018
The people poured out of their homes to celebrate when Caesar came back to Rome. The educated people were alarmed by the autocrat's popularity and decided to bring him down. Civil war breaks out on th...
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

2018
Charming full text, modern, location based screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night.
Lear's Shadow

Lear's Shadow

2018
When tragedy strikes two old friends, they find an unlikely path to recovery through Shakespeare's King Lear.
RSC Live: Twelfth Night

RSC Live: Twelfth Night

2018
Twelfth Night is a comedy about love. Two twins are separated and forced to live in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, is in love with Orsino. Sebastian has a resemblance to his twin sister. The d...

2017.

20 Movies
The Bank of Broken Hearts

The Bank of Broken Hearts

2017
Based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in Istanbul, the tragic story of three heroes chasing an unlikely dream, running towards their sad end in a Shakespearean manner.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

2017
Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.
Hamlet

Hamlet

2017
The King of Denmark is dead. Prince Hamlet is summoned home to Denmark to attend his father's funeral, only to discover Denmark has crowned Hamlet's Uncle the new King and his Mother is his new Queen....
Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

2017
A scholarly king and his three companions swear off the society of women for three years, only to have a diplomatic visit from a French princess and her three ladies-in-waiting thwart their intentions...
Richard III - version 3.0

Richard III - version 3.0

2017
The Santa Marta Acatitla Prison Theatre Company performs "Richard III version 3.0" an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play from 1633. An amateur dramatics group has been turned into the first prof...
Ophelia

Ophelia

2017
A short film based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Romeo and Juliet in Harlem

Romeo and Juliet in Harlem

2017
The first Shakespeare feature film adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet" with a complete cast of color that stays true to the language and storyline.
A Midsummer's Nightmare

A Midsummer's Nightmare

2017
Four young lovers head into the woods to pursue their romantic desires, however, their plans are soon jeopardized when terrifying forces attack, using their own fantasies and secrets against them.
Ambition's Debt

Ambition's Debt

2017
Adapted from William Shakespeare's epic tale of honor, ambition, betrayal, hubris, and the supernatural. The story follows the downfall of Rome's most honored citizen, Marcus Brutus, as he conspires t...
RSC Live: The Tempest

RSC Live: The Tempest

2017
On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, abl...
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

2017
A modern-day movie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream". The new version takes place in present-day Hollywood where fantasy and reality collide. It’s set in a world where gl...
Macbeth

Macbeth

2017
Antoni Cimolino takes you back to the 11th century, when the king clawed his way to power, with his chilling production of Macbeth. The Globe and Mail described it as a thrilling terror, a bold and br...
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

2017
The first part of Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Shakespeare trilogy sees Harriet Walter take on the role of Brutus, who wrestles with his moral conscience over the murder of Julius Caesar.
National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

2017
There is a ship on the rocks. Sebastian is lost but his twin sister Viola is washed away. She steps out to explore a new land determined to survive on her own. There is a mistaken identity and unrequi...
RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra

RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra

2017
Mark Antony has reached the highest levels of power after Caesaras assassination. He neglected his empire to have a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Antony as m...
RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

RSC Live: Titus Andronicus

2017
In Shakespeare's most bloody play, the decay of Rome reaches violent depths. The ruler of Rome, who is exhausted by war and loss, leaves the city in a state of disrepair. The moral void at the center ...
RSC Live: Coriolanus

RSC Live: Coriolanus

2017
A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluct...
RSC Live: Julius Caesar

RSC Live: Julius Caesar

2017
Filmed live in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in April 2017 Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim Rome spirals out of control.
Otello

Otello

2017
On a June night in 2017, opera lovers thronged to the Royal Opera House in London to hear tenor Jonas Kaufmann, recently acclaimed by The Daily Telegraph as the world s greatest tenor, make his eagerl...
RSC Live: Julius Caesar

RSC Live: Julius Caesar

2017
There is unrest in the corridors of power while Caesar is back from war.

2016.

21 Movies
The Adventures of Pericles

The Adventures of Pericles

2016
A storm at sea brings love into the life of Pericles, Prince of Tyre – and another snatches it away. Filled with music and brilliant spectacle, this magical production of Shakespeare’s epic adventure ...
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

2016
This scintillating production of Shakespeare’s boisterous comedy will stir your emotions even as it challenges you with its pointed social commentary. Is the story of Kate and Petruchio one of courtsh...
Hamlet

Hamlet

2016
A ghostly visitor with a shocking secret, a daughter devastated by loss, a deadly duel – and the most famous question in all of drama. Just some of the reasons why Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy will ho...
The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

2016
Portia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont, is forced to set her suitors a challenge. The winner will win her hand in marriage; the losers will lose her hand and much more. In Venice, the epicentre of consu...
Othello

Othello

2016
The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a...
Rahm

Rahm

2016
When an honorable governor retires from his post after a heart attack, he is replaced by a corrupt individual.
Gardaab

Gardaab

2016
Trapped in the web of ethnic strife in the brutal underbelly of Karachi, Gardaab is a tale of two lovers' journey, as they struggle to break away from the unending cycle of violence that haunts the me...
Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet

Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet

2016
Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his...
Hemanta

Hemanta

2016
Hemanta, a student of filmmaking in New York, returns to Kolkata before his mother is going to marry his uncle after his father's suicide. He receives a series of untraceable texts in riddles arising ...
King Lear

King Lear

2016
Don Warrington stars as the tragic monarch in this acclaimed version of the Shakespeare play recorded at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
CBeebies Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream

CBeebies Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream

2016
Fairies, magic, celebration and comical confusion! Join Swashbuckle's Cook and Line as they help William Shakespeare put together a magical production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Filmed at the Every...
Veeram

Veeram

2016
The tale of the brave and ambitious Kalarippayattu warrior, Chandu, is narrated in Veeram.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

2016
Russell T adapted Shakespeare's comedy for television. Davies. In the court of Athens, pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, while young Hermia is sentenced to d...
RSC Live: Cymbeline

RSC Live: Cymbeline

2016
Britain is going through a crisis. Queen Cymbeline was ineffectual and ruled over a divided Britain. Cymbeline's judgement is clouded by grief after the deaths of two of her children. Innogen, the onl...
Almeida Theatre Live: Richard III

Almeida Theatre Live: Richard III

2016
An adaptation of Shakespeare's most notorious villain, Queen Margaret, will be shown during the live screening of Richard III. England has been through years of war. Edward's brother Richard is waitin...
RSC Live: King Lear

RSC Live: King Lear

2016
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. Misjudging his children’s loy...
National Theatre Live: As You Like It

National Theatre Live: As You Like It

2016
With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalin...
Macbeth

Macbeth

2016
"When I was a young tenor, I loved playing romantic or heroic leading roles. When I began to add baritone parts to my repertoire six years ago, I was particularly interested in playing fathers, as I c...
Das Liebesverbot

Das Liebesverbot

2016
This Wagner opera is rarely performed because of the scandals that engulfed the Magdeburg Theatre when it was performed in 1836 under the title The Novice of Palermo, and became known as a cursed oper...
More Strange Than True

More Strange Than True

2016
After beheading her husband, Queen Titiana takes over the mystical woods where lost souls and ghouls wander about confused in this surrealist film inspired by William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night'...

2015.

20 Movies
Verdi: Otello

Verdi: Otello

2015
Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher’s bold new production probes the psychological underpinnings of Verdi’s dynamic setting of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. At the helm of this performance is riveting cond...
Macbeth

Macbeth

2.67
2015
A feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth, who is urged by his wife to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.
King Lear

King Lear

2015
Fathom Events and BY Experience bring the Stratford Festival’s critically acclaimed performance of King Lear to cinemas for a memorable one-night event. An aging monarch resolves to divide his kingdo...
Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

2015
Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrender...
Richard II: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Richard II: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

2015
Ruling by divine right, but himself ruled by caprice, King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father’s vast estates. While Richard is distracted by a rebellion in Ireland, Bolingbroke ret...
Royal Shakespeare Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

2015
Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is alrea...
RSC Live: Othello

RSC Live: Othello

2015
Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of h...
A Floresta Que se Move

A Floresta Que se Move

2015
Based on William Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Elias is a successful executive who works in the second largest private bank in Brazil. One day, Elias meets a mysterious woman who claims to be able to predi...
RSC Live: The Merchant of Venice

RSC Live: The Merchant of Venice

2015
In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all - as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. When the gol...
Richard III

Richard III

2015
Richard of Gloucester uses murder and manipulation to claim England's throne.
RSC Live: Love's Labour's Lost

RSC Live: Love's Labour's Lost

2015
There was a summer in 1914. The King and his friends have taken an oath to avoid the company of women for three years in order to dedicate themselves to a life of study. The men were presented with a ...
RSC Live: Henry IV Part 1

RSC Live: Henry IV Part 1

2015
Henry IV is preparing for war because his crown is under threat from both foreign and domestic enemies. Having deposed the previous king, he is aware that his position is tenuous and that he will have...
RSC Live: Love's Labour's Won

RSC Live: Love's Labour's Won

2015
Christopher Luscombe directs one of Shakespeare's great romantic comedies. Labour's Won the world has changed forever, the roaring ’20s just around the corner. With Edward Bennett and Michelle Terry a...
King John

King John

2015
When the King of France (Peter Hutt) demands that John (Tom McCamus) relinquish his crown in favor of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur, war is the inevitable result. Excommunication, attempted atr...
RSC Live: Henry IV Part 2

RSC Live: Henry IV Part 2

2015
King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion against his reign threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that his son Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concer...
RSC Live: Henry V

RSC Live: Henry V

2015
Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of Franc...
National Theatre Live: Hamlet

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

2015
The title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy is played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Marking National Theatre Live's 10th birthday, the original broadcast will return to international cinemas. A family is...
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

2015
Adaption of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet'.
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

2015
A king who is jealous jeopardizes his family, friends and succession.
Hamlet

Hamlet

2015
From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet with BAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. The Ro...

2014.

9 Movies
Cymbeline

Cymbeline

2014
As a drug lord tries to protect his empire, war erupts between cops and bikers.
National Theatre Live: King Lear

National Theatre Live: King Lear

2014
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Simon Russell Beale, whose ...
The Tempest: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

The Tempest: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

2014
The Duke of Milan, exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He was comforted by his daughter and served by his spirit and slave. Prospero's plan to wreck his brother and his con...
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

2014
There is a recording of the New York stage production of William Shakespeare's comedy.
The Winter's Tale (The Royal Ballet)

The Winter's Tale (The Royal Ballet)

2014
The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy and the abandonment of a child. After a statue comes miraculously to life, the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliatio...
Haider

Haider

1
2014
A man is going to confront his uncle.
National Theatre Live: Coriolanus

National Theatre Live: Coriolanus

2014
When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls her hero and defender: Coriolanus. He has enemies at home as well. famine threatens the city, the citizens hunger swells to an appetite for change,...
Macbeth: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Macbeth: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

2014
When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, t...
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

2014
The timeless classic, "Romeo and Juliet," is being adapted into a modern film by Condola Rashad. The Broadway show is being shown in movie theaters.

2013.

5 Movies
Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

2013
There is bad blood between families. Juliet, the daughter of the Capulets, is invited to a masked ball by her father despite the hostility. The two were shocked to learn that their families were enemi...
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

2013
A film recording of a production of William Shakespeare's comedy at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. Directed by the Globe's artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, it stars Michelle Terry as Titan...
Royal Shakespeare Company - Richard II

Royal Shakespeare Company - Richard II

2013
A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil ...
National Theatre Live: Othello

National Theatre Live: Othello

2013
The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a...
Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew

2013
Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s ...

2012.

14 Movies · 1 TV show
To Be

To Be

2012
Ten actors, one day, one city, and the greatest monologue of all time. There are voices that speak across the ages.
National Theatre Live: The Comedy of Errors

National Theatre Live: The Comedy of Errors

2012
Aegeon of Syracuse traveled to Ephesus to look for his son, who went in search of his twin and mother months ago. If anyone is found within the borders of Ephesus, they will be put to death. The son, ...
TV
The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown

7.1
2012
The Hollow Crown is a series of British television films featuring William Shakespeare's History Plays. The first Season is an adaptation of Shakespeare's second historical tetralogy, the Henriad: Ri...
Adès: The Tempest

Adès: The Tempest

2012
Composer Thomas Adès conducts the Met premiere of his powerful opera based on Shakespeare’s last play, in Robert Lepage’s brilliantly inventive production. Simon Keenlyside is the magician Prospero, w...
Henry IV Part 1: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Henry IV Part 1: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

2012
Prince Hal, son of King Henry IV, seems to be squandering his life away with the fat knight Sir John Falstaff and the whores, boozers and petty rogues of Eastcheap. But beside these scenes of glorious...
Verdi: Otello

Verdi: Otello

2012
In Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s towering tragedy, Renée Fleming gives a captivating performance as the innocent Desdemona, a role long considered one of her calling cards. Johan Botha as the tit...
Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

2012
Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic play by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the Fir...
All's Well That Ends Well: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

All's Well That Ends Well: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

2012
Helena loves the arrogant Bertram, and when she cures the King of France of his sickness, she claims Bertram as her reward. But her new husband, flying from Helena to join the wars, attaches two obs...
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

2012
Shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, Viola adopts a male disguise and enters the service of Duke Orsino, only to find herself part of a triangle of unrequited love. Meanwhile, in the household of the ...
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

2
2012
A modern version of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
Caesar Must Die

Caesar Must Die

2012
Caesar Must Die won the Golden Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival and shows inmates at a prison in Rome preparing for a performance of Julius Caesar.
Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

2012
Released alongside a spectacular edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets for the Apple iPad, this beautifully produced DVD features specially filmed performances of all 154 Sonnets by a stellar cast of actor...
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

2012
Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines high comedy and cruelty with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs that Shakespeare ever wrote. The Globe revisits...
Henry V: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Henry V: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

2012
The romantic story of Henry's campaign to regain the English possessions in France is told in Shakespeare's masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace. A host of vivid characters caugh...

2011.

8 Movies
Private Romeo

Private Romeo

2011
The greatest romantic drama ever written comes out of the classroom when eight male cadets are left behind at an isolated military high school.
National Theatre Live: King Lear

National Theatre Live: King Lear

2011
An ageing monarch. A kingdom divided. A child’s love rejected. As Lear’s world descends into chaos, all that he once believed is brought into question. One of the greatest works in Western literature,...
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

2011
David and Catherine Tate are on stage together for the first time in Much Ado About Nothing. The wedding of two young lovers is in danger because of the scheming of a resentful Prince. Marriage is not...
The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

2011
The fat knight Sir John Falstaff imagines that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page are both taken with him and so, attracted as much by their husbands’ money as their personal charms, he decides to woo th...
7

7

2011
A musical based on the works of William Shakespeare, describing the 7 ages in two acts.
Verdi: Falstaff

Verdi: Falstaff

2011
Falstaff is in the Tutto Verdi series. 'Falstaff' was written by Giuseppe Verdi in three acts. Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' inspired the scenes from 'Henry IV, parts 1 and 2'. The premie...
Gnomeo & Juliet

Gnomeo & Juliet

6.8
2011
A version of Shakespeare's play was set in the world of warring indoor and outdoor animals. There are many obstacles to overcome when you are caught up in a feud. Is it possible for a young couple to ...
Coriolanus

Coriolanus

3.5
2011
Rome's enemies are protected by Coriolanus. He was pushed by his mother to become a diplomat. When a riot happens, he looks for his enemy. They vow to destroy the city.

2010.

12 Movies
National Theatre Live: Hamlet

National Theatre Live: Hamlet

2010
National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Hamlet returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. Following his celebrated performances at the National Theatre in B...
As You Like It

As You Like It

2010
As You Like It, Shakespeare's famous pastoral comedy of love and disguise, is reimagined here with darker, more sombre undertones.
Henry VIII: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Henry VIII: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

2010
The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its nobles and the Machiavellian Cardinal Wolsey, the King's first minister and the country's most conspicuous symbol of Catholic power. Wolsey's...
Romeo and Juliet: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

Romeo and Juliet: Live from Shakespeare's Globe

2010
Dominic Dromgoole’s production brings refreshing clarity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous and best-loved tragedies, drawing out the contemporary relevance of this passionate teenage love story. Ell...
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

2010
A short film presenting a stylized, abridged adaptation of Shakespeare's play.
As You Like It

As You Like It

2010
A short BravoFACT adaptation of the 2010 Stratford Shakespeare Festival play 'As You Like It'.
As You Like It: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

As You Like It: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

2010
Thea Sharrock's irresistible 2009 production of Shakespeare's popular romantic comedy stirs wit, sentiment, intrigue and love into a charming confection which challenges the traditional rules of roman...
Verona

Verona

2010
The story of two young lovers...
The Tempest

The Tempest

2010
The play was written by William Shakespeare. A female version of Shakespeare's Prospero is the ruler of Milan who has been exiled to a mysterious island with her daughter. She uses her magic to bring ...
Love's Labour's Lost: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Love's Labour's Lost: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

2010
When the King of Navarre and his three courtiers forswear all pleasure - particularly of the female variety - in favour of a life of study, the arrival of the Princess of France and her ladies plays h...
Thomas: Hamlet

Thomas: Hamlet

2010
After over a century out of the Met’s repertoire, audiences were thrilled to discover just what a sensational evening in the theater Thomas’s Hamlet can be. Simon Keenlyside’s riveting performance as ...
Macbeth

Macbeth

2010
There is a part of the PBS Great Performance Series. Patrick Stewart is the anti-hero in this Soviet-era adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies.

2009.

7 Movies
Falstaff

Falstaff

2009
Live from Glyndebourne 2009
Doubt

Doubt

2009
National Theatre Live: All's Well That Ends Well

National Theatre Live: All's Well That Ends Well

2009
National Theatre Live is an initiative operated by the Royal National Theatre in London, which broadcasts live via satellite, performances of their productions to movie theaters, cinemas and arts cent...
Macbeth

Macbeth

2009
The adaptation of Shakespeare's play was directed by Teller and Posner.
Romeo & Julio

Romeo & Julio

2009
Break-dance trash musical comedy/parody based on William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
Hamlet

Hamlet

2009
The Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Shakespeare's great play was the subject of a film starring David Tennant. The director's production was praised by the critics for being fa...
Shakespeares Sonette

Shakespeares Sonette

2009
US stage director Robert Wilson has teamed up with pop star Rufus Wainwright to bring Shakespeare's sonnets to the stage in Berlin. Debuting on Easter Sunday, this highly stylized cross-dressing versi...

2008.

5 Movies
The Metropolitan Opera – Verdi: Macbeth

The Metropolitan Opera – Verdi: Macbeth

2008
Verdi’s admiration for Shakespeare led to such masterpieces as Othello and Falstaff, and if the earlier Macbeth isn’t on their exalted level it’s still a powerfully dramatic opera that hews closely to...
Gounod: Romeo et Juliette

Gounod: Romeo et Juliette

2008
The sensational hit of Salzburg's 2008 festival season arrives on DVD! Starring tenor Rolando Villazón in a stunning performance, this was the must have ticket of the season. Soprano Nino Machaidze, o...
Othello: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Othello: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

2008
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish C...
Otello

Otello

2008
The Tutto Verdi series features Otello. Giuseppe Verdi's opera 'Otello' is based on Shakespeare's play 'Othello'. On February 5, 1887, it was performed in Milan.
King Lear

King Lear

2008
King lear is tired and divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving importance to their protestations of love for him When Cordelia refused to flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes h...

2007.

3 Movies
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live Gounod's Romeo et Juliette

The Metropolitan Opera HD Live Gounod's Romeo et Juliette

2007
The world’s most famous love story comes to operatic life with superstars Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna playing the star-crossed young couple. The abandon and ardor of their performances brought au...
Village People Radio Show

Village People Radio Show

2007
A portrait of village life in South Thailand, home of retired Malay-Muslim members of the communist party of neighboring Malaysia. Recollections of the decades-long guerrilla war are interspersed with...

2006.

6 Movies
Omkara

Omkara

6
2006
Omkara is a bandit. He was able to get away with the kidnapping. Langda Tyagi was not promoted. His relationship with Dolly as well as those of their associates are in danger because of this plot.
Rome and Juliet

Rome and Juliet

2006
Rome and Juliet follows the romantic journey and soul mating of two straight women caught in a web of forbidden love. Juliet (a conservative pre-school teacher) is a bride to be who befriends and hire...
Macbeth

Macbeth

2006
The witches told Macbeth that one day he would take over. He and his wife plotted to kill Duncan and take the leadership of the gang for themselves. He will need more violence and murder to maintain h...
Verdi Macbeth

Verdi Macbeth

2006
Part of the Tutto Verdi series. Verdi wrote one of the most complex, profound and demanding roles that he has ever written, and the Italian singer Leo Nucci is arguably the most distinguished in his f...
As You Like It

As You Like It

2006
The story is Witty, playful and utterly magical and it is set in 19th-century Japan and features a backdrop of political rivalry, banishment and exile.
Romeo & Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss

Romeo & Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss

2006
Two star crossed seals from warring families falling in love against their parents' wishes is a fully animated feature fantasy. Juliet needs to fake her death in order to marry the elephant seal Princ...

2005.

4 Movies
Macbeth

Macbeth

2005
A chef and his wife want to take ownership of a high-class restaurant.
Romeo and Juliet Get Married

Romeo and Juliet Get Married

6.46
2005
The tomboyish, outgoing Julieta is the daughter of a member of the Palmeiras soccer club board. She is constantly frustrated by what she sees as institutional bias against women in soccer. One day whi...
Rómeó és Júlia - musical

Rómeó és Júlia - musical

2005
This is the Hungarian version of the French musical Roméo et Juliette: de la Haine à l'Amour based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, with music and lyrics by Gérard Presgurvic.
Midsummer Dream

Midsummer Dream

2005
Based on William Shakespeare's novel.

2004.

2 Movies
Huapango

Huapango

2004
Inspired by Otello, the classic from William Shakespeare, Ivan Lipkies takes the characters to place them in the Huasteca of Tamaulipas during the most important festival of the region. The story begi...
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

2004
The city of Venice. Bassanio begged Antonio, a prosperous merchant, to lend him a large sum of money so that he could woo Portia, a very wealthy heiress, but Antonio has invested his fortune abroad, s...

2003.

6 Movies
As Alegres Comadres

As Alegres Comadres

2003
Scoundrel Joo Fausto is a former Portuguese officer. He tried to become lover of both ms using his status as a former Imperial Court member. They were Lima and ms. Rocha wanted to take their money.
Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

2003
The multicultural version of the Shakespearean tale Twelth Night was made in modern day society.
Maqbool

Maqbool

4
2003
Two corrupt, fortune telling policemen take the roles of the weird sisters, and "Duncan" is Abbaji, the head of a crime family, in the Scottish tragedy "Macbeth", which was set in India's commercial c...
Hamlet

Hamlet

2003
William Houston's portrayal of the Danish prince.
Richard II: Live From the Globe

Richard II: Live From the Globe

2003
A performance of Shakespeare's Richard II broadcast live from the Globe Theatre, London.

2002.

2 Movies
The Tragedy of Hamlet

The Tragedy of Hamlet

2002
Peter Brook's take on the Shakespeare classic.
The Street King

The Street King

2002
In life, there's silver, and there's lead, says Rikki Ortega, as he moves to be king of the street in "Ánglio," L.A.'s east side. Older brothers and a brother-in-law are in his way. While they think t...

2001.

9 Movies
Otello

Otello

2001
This was Domingo's last set of performances as Otello in La Scala. In spite of his relatively advanced age, he is still in excellent form, both vocally and in terms of stage presence. Nucci is also hi...
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

2001
Memorably set between the two world wars, this adaptation of Trevor Nunn's award-winning 1999 Royal National Theatre production of The Merchant of Venice features a superlative performance from Henry ...
Rave Macbeth

Rave Macbeth

2001
This movie is a loose adaptation of the Shakespeare play "MacBeth", except it's set in the world of the dance rave culture.
The Children's Midsummer Night's Dream

The Children's Midsummer Night's Dream

2001
A film adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy is performed by child actors.
Makibefo

Makibefo

2001
A trio of witches give a prophecy that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Verdi Macbeth

Verdi Macbeth

2001
This hard-edged postmodern production of Giuseppe Verdi's haunting masterpiece brings the story of Shakespeare's bloody tragedy to vivid life, characterized by spine-tingling atmospherics and a triump...
I'm Going Home

I'm Going Home

2001
When Gilbert Valence learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash, his daily routines are suddenly thrown into disarray. He was forced to take care of his grandson, w...
Othello

Othello

2001
With freshly rechristened characters and brand-new dialogue, this British TV production of Othello is a "rethinking" of Shakespeare's play, albeit still retaining the original's power and potency. The...
Scotland, PA

Scotland, PA

2001
Joe McBeth and his wife Pat work at a hamburger stand. Pat believes she could do better with the place than their boss Norm is doing, so she will convince Mac to rob the restaurant's safe and then mur...

2000.

5 Movies
Hamlet

Hamlet

2000
Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City is the subject of a modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's story.
The King Is Alive

The King Is Alive

2000
In the midst of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. The disparate group of travelers are plunged into turmoil by the choice of King Lear, as th...
Falstaff

Falstaff

2000
The Graham Vicks production of FALSTAFF opened the new Covent Garden Royal Opera House, and was not to everybody's taste; the garish primary colours of the costumes. The staging is effective--the comp...
Hamlet

Hamlet

2000
To be or not to be, etc.
Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

2000
The King of Navarre and his three companions swear a very public oath to study together and to renounce women for three years. Their honour is immediately put to the test by the arrival of the Princes...

1999.

4 Movies
Titus

Titus

6
1999
One by one, his sons and daughters are taken from him. Shakespeare's goriest was the earliest tragedy.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1999
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works and no wonder: it’s about the world’s most popular pastime — falling in love. And as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of...
10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You

6.61
1999
He fell in love with Bianca on the first day of school. Bianca can't date until her sister leaves. In an attempt to solve his problem, Cameron singles out the only guy who could possibly be a match fo...
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

6
1999
Shakespeare's comedy about lovers who are manipulated by fairy magic is a film adaptation. The setting was changed to a hill town in the 19th century.

1998.

3 Movies
Macbeth

Macbeth

1998
There is a William Shakespeare novel.
Stormen

Stormen

1998
Set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a stor...
King Lear

King Lear

1998
Shakespeare's play was adapted.

1997.

4 Movies
Macbeth Horror Suite

Macbeth Horror Suite

1997
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king ...
Macbeth

Macbeth

1997
Live from La Scala December 7th 1997
Richard II

Richard II

1997
Richard II was the father of Richard III.
Macbeth

Macbeth

1997
In eleventh century Scotland, three witches foretell that Macbeth will become King, while Banquo will beget Kings. Macbeth accordingly has King Duncan slain, and is duly crowned in his place. But that...

1996.

8 Movies
William Shakespeare: A Life of Drama

William Shakespeare: A Life of Drama

1996
William Shakespeare's life produced an unmatched legacy of drama and poetry. But the Bard's own story remains mostly a mystery. Track clues to Shakespeare's identity, from his youth in Stratford-on-Av...
Tromeo & Juliet

Tromeo & Juliet

6
1996
A punk version of Shakespeare's work. In the same way theatre-goers were effected in Shakespeare's time, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way. There are four types of blady.
Hamlet

Hamlet

1996
Hamlet returns home to find his father dead and his mother marrying the murderer. His father. War is about to start.
Looking for Richard

Looking for Richard

1996
Through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III," Al Pacino explored Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world.
Love Is All There Is

Love Is All There Is

1996
The Malacicis, a hard-working Italian family who recently came to the US, opened a fancy restaurant in the Bronx that drew the ire of another clan. The Capomezzo's, equally hard-working Sicilian cater...
Romeo + Juliet

Romeo + Juliet

6.87
1996
In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fa...
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

1996
In Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, a girl disguises herself as a man in order to be pursued by a woman he loves.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1996
The Royal Shakespeare Company made a film out of Shakespeare's comedy. As a small boy dreams, the play unfolds in a landscape of umbrellas and lightbulbs.

1995.

4 Movies
Richard III

Richard III

1995
The British throne is in danger. The setting is similar to the 1930s, but England is torn by civil war between the houses of York and Lancaster. Richard aspires to a fascist dictatorship, but must fir...
Otello

Otello

1995
Verdi’s monumental score is fully the equal of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy—and both demand great actors. This is one performance where both playwright and composer are well served. Plácido Domingo’s ...
Henry IV

Henry IV

1995
An adaptation of the two parts of Henry IV.
Othello

Othello

1995
The film version of this Shakespeare classic features the evil Iago pretending to be a friend of Othello in order to serve his own ends.

1994.

2 Movies
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

1994
Adaptation of Shakespeare's play, presented originally on television for schools in the UK.
Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

1994
The dress is an adaptation of Shakespeare's play.

1993.

2 Movies
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

4
1993
In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Don Pedro, the week before their wedding, to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Two people who dislike each other are their target...
Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

1993
Stratford Festival's production of Romeo and Juliet 1993. Megan Porter Follows (Anne of Green Gables) and Antoni Cimolino (Stratford Festival Artistic Director) star in one of the most famous love st...

1992.

2 Movies
As You Like It

As You Like It

1992
Hiding out in an industrial wasteland from the murderous wrath of a regional ruler, a woman, disguised as a boy, gives wooing lessons to the edgy lad who proclaims he loves her.
Otello

Otello

1992
Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa performed the complete version of Otello. A Gala Performance was held to celebrate Sir Georg Solti's 80th birthday. A live relay.

1991.

2 Movies
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

4
1991
Two minor characters from the play "Hamlet" are unaware of their lives and are unable to deviate from them.
Prospero's Books

Prospero's Books

1991
An exiled magician is looking for revenge against his enemies when his daughter and son fall in love.

1990.

5 Movies
William Shakespeare's Hamlet

William Shakespeare's Hamlet

1990
A prince and university student avenges his father's murder by his uncle, who stole the crown and married his mother.
Men of Respect

Men of Respect

1990
A hitman is told by a spiritualist that he will be the leader of his family. He killed the heads of the family and blamed others. The seer predicts consequences.
Hommelette for Hamlet, operetta inqualificabile (da J. Laforgue)

Hommelette for Hamlet, operetta inqualificabile (da J. Laforgue)

1990
A TV movie variation on Shakespeare's Hamlet. The movie is a part of Carmelo Bene's multi-medial project on Hamlet, also including the theatrical movie "Un Amleto di meno", a stage drama and the exper...
Hamlet

Hamlet

6
1990
Claudius killed his father to get the throne, and Hamlet plans to avenge him.
Othello

Othello

1990
Iago begins a campaign of lies when Desdemona is thrown out of balance.

1989.

2 Movies
Henry V

Henry V

1989
William Shakespeare wrote a play about the English King's conquest of France.
Othello

Othello

1989
After 400 years, Shakespeare's great tragedy still has strong social and political relevance, and this celebrated production by leading actress and director Janet Suzman was momentous, as it was stage...

1988.

2 Movies
Cymbeline

Cymbeline

1988
Cymbeline, the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen has chosen a poor man for her husband. So he banishes Posthumus, who goes to fight for Rome. Imogen goes in search of her husband, who...
Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

1988
The tale begins when a brother and sister are separated in a shipwreck, but survive to be washed up on the shore of Illyria. The sister, Viola, disguises herself as a man and takes service with Duke O...

1987.

4 Movies
Hamlet Goes Business

Hamlet Goes Business

1987
A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.
King Lear

King Lear

1987
A descendant of Shakespeare tries to restore his plays after the Chernobyl catastrophe.
Verdi Macbeth

Verdi Macbeth

1987
Macbeth" was Giuseppe Verdi's first attempt at music drama and also the first manifestation of his profound love for Shakespeare's work. Verdi took great pains with this opera, displaying special enth...
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

1987
The twins are on a ship. In Illyria, Viola goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. She was sent by Orsino to help woo the Lady Olivia, who doesn't want the Duke, but she liked the new messenger the ...

1986.

2 Movies
Otello

Otello

1986
Based on Shakespeare's play, Verdi's opera depicts the devastating effects of jealousy, "...the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds upon". Believing Otello has promoted the fast-risin...

1985.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Theatre Night

Theatre Night

1985
There are staged theatre plays in the dramas.
Ran

Ran

4.64
1985
King lear is a historical epic set in Japan. The film looks at the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the thirst for power.
Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

1985
Having subdued the Goths, warrior Titus Andronicus returns to Rome to bury his sons, with Gothic Queen Tamora and her retinue as captives. The newly-dead Roman Emperor's two sons, Saturninus and Bassi...
Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

1985
The daughter of the King of France is coming on a diplomatic visit and the King of Navarre and three of his cronies forgot that. The lady and her attendants play havoc with their intentions.
The Angelic Conversation

The Angelic Conversation

1985
A young man is looking for love in a dreamy landscape. Dame Judi Dench reads from Shakespeare's sonnets. Jarman's most austere work was also the closest to his heart.
Hamlet

Hamlet

1985
Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance. Direct televisi...
Den tragiska historien om Hamlet - Prins av Danmark

Den tragiska historien om Hamlet - Prins av Danmark

1985
Prince Hamlet is the son of the late king. He hears from a ghost that the current king, Claudius, has murdered his father. Hamlet is unsure if this is true. He test the king by pretending to be insane...

1984.

6 Movies · 1 TV show
Hamlet

Hamlet

1984
The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain presents a version of Shakespeare's play. After the presentation of the play, the company is shown in a workshop by Ron Daniels.
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

1984
Ballet performance by The Royal Ballet, recorded at Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom, July 1984.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

1984
When Pericles discovers the dread answer to Antioch's riddle, he flees for his life straight into famine, shipwreck, love, fatherhood, and another shipwreck; he loses his wife and daughter, and doesn'...
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

1984
Benedick and Beatrice fight their merry war of words. But when Beatrice's friend, Hero, is humiliatingly jilted by Benedick's best friend, Claudio, Benedick has to choose which side he's on. But unkno...
TV
Playing Shakespeare

Playing Shakespeare

1984
John Barton holds a master class in how to play Shakespeare, using members of the RSC doing scenes, sonnets, and commentary as prime examples.
The Life and Death of King John

The Life and Death of King John

1984
The reign of England's King John is threatened by Philip of France who demands that John's nephew Arthur be placed on the throne. Pragmatic and decisive, King John moves to plactate the French, but th...
The Tragedy of Coriolanus

The Tragedy of Coriolanus

1984
There is a rendition of Shakespeare's Coriolanus.

1983.

13 Movies
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

1983
The production design and mise-en-scene of the TV version of William Shakespeare's play stands out.
The Tempest

The Tempest

1983
Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, live on a desolate island. When Prospero's brother sails by the island, Prospero creates a storm that wrecks the ship and changes their lives.
As You Like It

As You Like It

1983
Shakespeare's As You Like It is a delightful romantic comedy , lavishly staged by the renowned Stratford Festival. A favorite with audiences throughout the centuries, this fairy tale is a brilliant m...
The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

1983
Two great friends leave Verona for Milan, Valentine with great enthusiasm and Proteus unwillingly, as he will have to leave his recently-betrothered Julia. Valentine soon falls in love with Silvia, da...
Macbeth

Macbeth

1983
Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.
Sogno di una notte d'estate

Sogno di una notte d'estate

1983
Dream of a Summer Night (Italian: Sogno di una notte d'estate, also spelled as Dream of a Summer's Night) is a 1983 Italian musical film written and directed by Gabriele Salvatores, at his directorial...
King Lear

King Lear

1983
An aging King abdicates to his corrupt daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one, which will cause disaster.
The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

1983
Aegeon of Syracuse has come to Ephesus to seek his son, who went in search of his missing twin and mother months ago. Too bad that Ephesus has just declared war on Syracuse, and will instantly put to ...
Henry VI Part 3

Henry VI Part 3

1983
The life of King Henry the Sixth, in three parts.
Henry VI Part 2

Henry VI Part 2

1983
The life of King Henry the Sixth, in three parts.
Henry VI Part 1

Henry VI Part 1

1983
The life of King Henry the Sixth, in three parts.
The Tragedy of Richard III

The Tragedy of Richard III

1983
Richard Duke of Gloucester, youngest brother of King Edward IV, will stop at nothing to get the crown. He first convinces the ailing King that the Duke of Clarence, his elder brother, is a threat to t...
Macbeth

Macbeth

1983
The play was shot in just two takes on Hungarian TV.

1982.

8 Movies
The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

1982
When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and compare missi...
Cymbeline

Cymbeline

1982
Cymbeline, the King of Britain, is angry that his daughter Imogen has chosen a poor (but worthy) man for her husband. So he banishes Posthumus, who goes to fight for Rome. Imogen (dressed as a boy) go...
The Tempest

The Tempest

1982
Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their liv...
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

1982
The swaggering Petruchio agrees to marry the spitting hellcat, Katherine.
Black Commando

Black Commando

1982
The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a...
Tempest

Tempest

4
1982
A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a remote Greek island wher...
King Lear

King Lear

1982
King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the ...
Angoor

Angoor

1982
Shakespeare's play is the basis for a comedy of errors.

1981.

11 Movies
Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra

1981
Octavius Caesar (later renamed Augustus Caesar, son of the murdered Julius Caesar), Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate, the three rulers of the Roman Empire. Antony, though married to Fulvi...
All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

1981
Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France, who is ill, and Helena has a remedy that might cure him and win ...
Troilus & Cressida

Troilus & Cressida

1981
The bitter Trojan War drags on - the Greeks blame Achilles' apathy for low morale, while Troy's hero Hector challenges one of the enemy to a personal duel. And after her father exchanges Cressida for ...
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1981
The Glyndebourne Opera's 1981 production of the Benjamin Britten opera, based on Shakespeare's play.
The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

1981
King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events that lead to d...
Riccardo III

Riccardo III

1981
Riccardo III (da Shakespeare) secondo Carmelo Bene
Othello

Othello

1981
Adaptation of Shakespeare's play.
Othello

Othello

1981
Iago and a comrade-in-arms are outside of the Venice home of Desdemona's father, who is unaware that she has eloped with Othello. Iago told his friend that he serves to further his own ends. Venice ha...
Macbeth

Macbeth

1981
The play is an adaptation of Shakespeare's work.
Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens

1981
Timon loves to give parties and objects to friends, but when he cannot pay his creditors, his "friends" refuse to help him, and he becomes a misanthropic hermit.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1981
The adaption of Shakespeare's comedy was made for the television series.

1980.

6 Movies
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

10
1980
A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange will: only the...
The Tempest

The Tempest

1980
Prospero, the true Duke of Milan is now living on an enchanted island with his daughter Miranda, the savage Caliban and Ariel, a spirit of the air. Raising a sorm to bring his brother - the usurper of...
Othello

Othello

1980
The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a...
Hamlet

Hamlet

1980
Hamlet comes home from university to find his uncle married to his mother, and his father's ghost haunting the battlements and scaring the watch. Then his father's ghost directs him to seek revenge.
The Taming of the Scoundrel

The Taming of the Scoundrel

6
1980
A farmer who is rich is not nice. He is a cantankerous person. He met a girl by chance.
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

1980
Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino sends her t...

1979.

10 Movies
La fierecilla domada

La fierecilla domada

1979
The swaggering Petruchio agrees to marry the spitting hellcat, Katherine.
William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

1979
A modernized adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night".
Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

1979
When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio, who is sentenced to death for premarital sex. His sister, Isab...
Henry IV Part 2

Henry IV Part 2

1979
The death of King Henry the Fourth and the crowning of King Henry the Fifth took place.
Henry IV Part 1

Henry IV Part 1

1979
Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son (nicknamed 'Hotspur'). Henry's son Hal, the Prince of Wales, h...
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

1979
The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic.
Henry V

Henry V

1979
The life of King Henry the Fifth.
The Tempest

The Tempest

1979
Prospero and his daughter live on a isle. His brother was exiled by the King of Naples. Prospero wanted to wreck the ship because of Providence. While he was a prisoner of Prospero, the king's son fel...
Henry VIII

Henry VIII

1979
Henry is a proud monarch who flies in the face of the church in seeking to divorce Queen Katherine and marry Anne Bullen. As cardinal Wolsey, the powerful Lord Chancellor of England, attempts to bend ...
Macbeth

Macbeth

1979
The production of William Shakespeare's play was videotaped in 1978. It features Ian and Judi Dench. A man directed the TV version. The original stage production was performed at The Other Place. It w...

1978.

6 Movies
Richard II

Richard II

1978
Richard II, who ascended the throne as a child, is a regal and stately monarch. He believes he is the rightful ruler of England, ordained by God, yet he is a weak and ineffective king - wasteful in h...
Amleto di Carmelo Bene (da Shakespeare a Laforgue)

Amleto di Carmelo Bene (da Shakespeare a Laforgue)

1978
An experimental video variation on Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

1978
Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these t...
All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

1978
A 1978 New York Shakespeare Festival performance is being recorded. The stage was directed by Wilford Leach.
As You Like It

As You Like It

1978
Orlando is forced to work like a servant for his brother Oliver, so he goes to win his fortune in a wrestling contest, where he meets a lady of the court. The deposed duke's daughter is companion to t...
Comedy of mistakes

Comedy of mistakes

1978
Two pairs of twins, once separated, find each other in the comedy finale. But before giving them the joy of this meeting, fate finally forces everyone to go through a series of adventures, sometimes f...

1977.

1 Movie
The Angel of Vengeance - The Female Hamlet

The Angel of Vengeance - The Female Hamlet

1977
An extraordinary interpretation of Hamlet from the phenomenal director of the Turkish Cinema: Metin Erksan. In this presentation Hamlet is female and search vengeance of her father. The relotionship o...

1976.

2 Movies
Hamlet

Hamlet

1976
Shakespeare plays in a way you've never seen before.
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

1976
San Francisco's prize-winning American Conservatory Theater's rowdy commedia dell'arte production incorporates slapstick, pratfall and earthy humor into William Shakespeare's comedy about the two unma...

1975.

1 Movie
Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

1975
Shakespeare's play was adapted.

1974.

2 Movies
Catch My Soul

Catch My Soul

1974
Screenwriter John Good's rock & roll adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello who is a wandering evangelist who happens onto Iago's remote commune. There he marries the lovely Desdemona much to the chagrin...
King Lear

King Lear

1974
When England's aging King Lear renounces his throne to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, treachery, madness and murder soon follow. After banishing Cordelia, his most loyal daughter, Lear ...

1973.

7 Movies
Otello

Otello

1973
Herbert von Karajan directed this film of Verdi’s Shakespearan masterpiece as well as conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. As the tragic Moor of Venice, arguably his greatest role, John Vickers (in the...
Das Wintermärchen

Das Wintermärchen

1973
Leontes, king of Sicily, tries to convince his friend Polyxenes, king of Bohemia, to stay longer as his guest. But only Hermione, Leontes' wife, can talk Polyxenes into not leaving. Leontes gets suspi...
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

1973
Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.
One Hamlet Less

One Hamlet Less

1973
The "Hamlet" in this well-mounted Italian spoof is the Danish prince, not a small town or village. The movie irreverently draws on both the Shakespeare play and the 1877 story by Jules Laforgue. In th...
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

1973
An Edwardian take on the Shakespeare play starring Laurence Olivier.

1972.

2 Movies
Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

1972
An adaptation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra attempts to bring an epic visual style to the Bard's original stage play. While Antony was still married, his relationship with the queen of Egypt b...

1971.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Macbeth

Macbeth

6
1971
Scotland was in the 11th century. He was driven by the twisted prophecy of three witches and the ruthless ambition of his wife, but also weak and hesitant, betrays his good king and his brothers in ar...
TV
Great Performances

Great Performances

1971
Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries are included in the programming portfolio of the best in the performing arts from across America and ...
Faustão

Faustão

1971
A gang of bandits led by Faustão intervene in a fight between two members of rival families, the Pereiras and the Araújos. Henrique Pereira, son of Colonel Pereira, is wounded in an ambush. Faustão re...
King Lear

King Lear

1971
King lear is tired and divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving importance to their protestations of love for him When Cordelia refused to flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes h...
Macbeth

Macbeth

1971
Fusing Shakespeare's tragedy with the Verdi opera is a fascinating television experiment shot entirely in a studio with several electronic cameras. I arranged the Verdi music for a quartet of violin, ...

1970.

4 Movies
Hamlet

Hamlet

1970
Hamlet, the young and indolent prince of Denmark, who is sure that his father, the king, has been treacherously murdered by those closest to the throne, decides to take revenge, so he cleverly manipul...
A Herança

A Herança

1970
An experimental adaptation of Hamlet to Brazil's rural areas.
King Lear

King Lear

1970
King Lear is tired and divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia refused to flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes ...
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

1970
The remake of William Shakespeare's play depicts the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March and the ensuing war between the assassins and the group led by Mark Anthony.

1969.

4 Movies
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1969
A television adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Hamlet

Hamlet

1969
Tony Richardson's production is based on his own work. It is shot almost entirely in close up, focusing on faces and language rather than action.
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

1969
The film is based on William Shakespeare's play. It is often referred to as an unfinished film due to the loss of film negatives. A restored and reconstructed version of the film, made by using the or...
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

1969
In John Dexter's production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Sir Alec Guinness, Sir Ralph Richardson and Joan Plowright are in a merry on-stage mix-up of identity, gender and love. The slapstic...

1968.

3 Movies
All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

1968
An adaptation directed by Claude Whatham for the BBC's Theatre 625 slot. Essentially a recording of John Barton's acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production starring Catherine Lacey (the Countess)...
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

10
1968
One of the most well-known love stories in the English language is Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version. Two people are in love. The young lovers lose their lives when they elope.
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1968
Peter Hall's film adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy was filmed in and around an English country house and starred actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

1967.

3 Movies
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

1967
Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merch...
Hamlet

Hamlet

1967
Animated short

1965.

6 Movies
Nichts als Sünde

Nichts als Sünde

1965
Based upon Shakespeare′s "Twelfth Night", the movie tells the story of the Duke of Illyria who is in love with the Countess Olivia. Olivia, however, keeps eluding him. When the Duke sends her a page t...
Julio César

Julio César

1965
After Pompey's defeat at the Battle of Farsalia, Julius Caesar becomes the beacon of the Roman Republic and the master of its destiny; but many patricians want to avoid the birth of a tyranny and plot...
Othello

Othello

1965
Shakespeare's play was performed in 1966.
Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight

6
1965
Sir John Falstaff was a friend of Prince Hal.
The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses

1965
The conflict between the House of Lancaster and the House of York over the throne of England is a conflict known as the Wars of the Roses. It was directed by Peter Hall and based on a theatre adaptati...

1964.

6 Movies
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1964
The Queen of the Amazons will marry the Duke of Athens. Hermia is in love. A person loves Demetrius the most. Oberon and Titania, of the kingdom of fairies have a disagreement about whether or not the...
Hamile

Hamile

1964
Film version of Hamlet of a stage production. It is spoken in English, and set among the Frafra people of northern Ghana. performed by students of the University of Ghana School of Music and Drama.
Viel Lärm um nichts

Viel Lärm um nichts

1964
Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.
Hamlet

Hamlet

1964
The 17th century masterpiece about the "Melancholy Dane" was given one of its best screen treatments by the Soviet director. Hamlet needs to confine himself in order to avenge his father's death. Haml...
Hamlet from the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Hamlet from the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

1964
A stage production of Hamlet filmed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York.
Hamlet at Elsinore

Hamlet at Elsinore

1964
This historic production of Hamlet was filmed on location at Elsinore, the actual location where the play is set, and features an all-star cast including Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Roy Kinnear,...

1963.

1 Movie
As You Like It

As You Like It

1963
One of the earliest hits for the newly established RSC, Michael Elliott’s sparkling version of Shakespeare's comedy is still remembered with joy by a generation of theatre-goers. The design was domin...

1962.

1 Movie
Verdi Otello

Verdi Otello

1962
Desdemona in Verdi's Otello was a career role for soprano Renata Tebaldi, from her first operatic performance outside of Italy to her final appearance on the opera stage. Between those landmarks she p...

1961.

2 Movies
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

1961
Classic adaptation of the even more classic play by William Shakespeare.
MacBeth

MacBeth

1961
The theatrical version has sound and fury, histrionics, and big arm movements. If you were to go back to the early 1600s, cynics wouldn't buy into it. The movie is about a Scottish warrior who wants t...

1960.

3 Movies
Castle of Flames

Castle of Flames

1960
In 17th century Japan, Young Lord Masato returns after years abroad to find everything changed: his peace-loving father has died in what he soon finds to be mysterious circumstances, and his mother's ...
Little Hamlet

Little Hamlet

1960
In Little Hamlet, Skolimowski shows his predilection for immature or dwarfed characters, who would later populate his full-length films. Here a group of Warsaw proletarians meet in a destroyed buildin...
The Tempest

The Tempest

1960
The Duke of Milan used his powers to destroy his brother on the island.

1959.

2 Movies
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1959
The world's first puppet kinescope. William Shakespeare wrote a famous poetic comedy. Three worlds meet in this story: the noble world of three Athens couples, a common popular world of amateur theatr...
The Rest Is Silence

The Rest Is Silence

1959
'The Rest Is Silence, a German-made attempt to update Shakespeare, is one of the best and least self-conscious of this minor genre. As indicated by the title, the film's script is a "mufti" version of...

1958.

1 Movie
Kiss Me, Kate

Kiss Me, Kate

1958
Abridged version of the classic Cole Porter musical as broadcast live on the Hallmark Hall of Fame series on NBC

1957.

1 Movie
Throne of Blood

Throne of Blood

4
1957
After returning to their lord's castle, the samurai warriors befriended a spirit who predicted their futures. When the first part of the spirit's prophecy comes true,Washizu's scheming wife, Asaji, pr...

1956.

2 Movies
Othello

Othello

1956
Soviet film of the Shakespeare play.

1955.

6 Movies
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

1955
Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
Joe Macbeth

Joe Macbeth

1955
A gangster's wife drives him to kill as she pushes him to the top.
Fitna and Hassan

Fitna and Hassan

8
1955
In the Iraqi countryside, there is a love story between Fitna and her cousin. The people of the village sympathize with Hassan because he is a kind and chivalrous person, but his stepmother wants to b...
Othello

Othello

1955
The earliest British televised production in existence of the play Othello, with black American actor, Gordon Heath, in the title role. This was the first televised version of the play to feature a bl...
Richard III

Richard III

1955
Richard, Duke of York, was jealous of his brother King Edward IV and wanted to take over the throne of England for himself. Masterfully deceiving and scheming against nearly everyone in the royal cour...

1954.

1 Movie
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

1954
In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately ...

1953.

2 Movies
Kiss Me Kate

Kiss Me Kate

1953
Cole Porter has written a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew and has brought together two divorced actors, Fred and Lilli. The couple seem to act the same as the characters they play. A fight ...
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

1953
The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for the idealist and the republic.

1951.

1 Movie
Othello

Othello

6
1951
When a Moorish general and the daughter of a senator are planning a secret marriage, her old suitor takes it very hard. Iago has a vendetta against Othello and he and he ally themselves with each othe...

1950.

1 Movie
The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

1950
The inn in the small English town of Windsor is the best place to stay for corpulent nobleman Sir John Falstaff. Here he can indulge in excessive dining and intemperate drinking, as well as swagger an...

1948.

2 Movies
Hamlet

Hamlet

1948
Hamlet, winner of four Academy Awards, continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare's beloved tragedy. He is at his most inspired by the words of one of the world's greatest dramatists.
Macbeth

Macbeth

6
1948
A couple murders each other.

1947.

1 Movie
A Double Life

A Double Life

1947
A Shakespearian actor starring as Othello opposite his wife finds the character's jealous rage taking over his mind off-stage.

1944.

1 Movie
Henry V

Henry V

1944
In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

1943.

1 Movie
Romeo y Julieta

Romeo y Julieta

1943
Verona's peace is disturbed by the rivalry between noble families: the Montesco and the Capuleto, irreconcilable enemies. The two families have continued fighting to make life unbearable in the Italia...

1936.

2 Movies
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

1936
A generations long feud between two noble families has poisoned young love.
As You Like It

As You Like It

1936
Film version of Shakespeare's comedy of a young woman who disguises herself as a man to win the attention of the one she loves.

1935.

2 Movies
The Immortal Gentleman

The Immortal Gentleman

1935
In the early seventeenth century William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton meet in a Southwark tavern and begin discussing the other customers who remind them of characters from Shakespeare'...
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1935
The stage productions of Shakespeare's comedy were adapted into a film by Max Reinhardt. Four young people escape from Athens to a forest where the king and queen of the fairies are fighting, while a ...

1933.

1 Movie
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

1933
The earliest surviving film is a 1933 American Pre-Code short color film called Twelfth Night. It is a recording of the dress rehearsal of the adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the Chicago...

1929.

1 Movie
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

1929
Adapted from Shakespeare's play: Baptista Minola, a wealthy resident of Padua, is the father of Katherine and Bianca. The younger daughter, Bianca, is charming and has many suitors. But her father wil...

1925.

1 Movie

1923.

1 Movie
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

1923
The film "The Jew Of Mestri" was written, produced and directed by Peter Paul Felner in 1923 and is a free adaptation of "Merchant of Venice" written by William Shakespeare. It is an elegant and expen...

1921.

1 Movie
Hamlet

Hamlet

1921
Free adaptation of Shakespeare′s drama: The Danish queen masquerades her daughter as a boy. Thus, the girl lives her whole life as Prince Hamlet. When the King is killed in an assault by Hamlet′s uncl...

1917.

1 Movie
Hamlet

Hamlet

1917
The short film tells the story of Hamlet, who was forced to flee from the treachery of the usurper of the throne who had killed all the relatives of the young. But he will now return to the castle to ...

1916.

2 Movies
King Lear

King Lear

1916
Silent adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear
Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

1916
Shakespeare's tragedy of two young people who fall desperately in love despite the ancient feud between their two families.

1915.

1 Movie
Love in a Wood

Love in a Wood

1915
William Shakespeare's play As You Like It is the basis of the film.

1914.

2 Movies
Othello

Othello

1914
The Italian version of Shakespeare's work was published in 1914.
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

1914
A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange will: only the...

1913.

2 Movies
Hamlet

Hamlet

1913
Hamlet is a 1913 British silent drama film directed by Hay Plumb and starring Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Gertrude Elliot and Walter Ringham.

1912.

3 Movies
Romeo e Giulietta

Romeo e Giulietta

1912
The 1912 Italian version of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
As You Like It

As You Like It

1912
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The Life and Death of King Richard III

The Life and Death of King Richard III

1912
Shakespeare's tragedy of the hump-backed Duke of Gloucester, who rises to the throne of England by chicanery, treachery, and brilliance, only to find that his own methods have prepared the groundwork ...

1911.

1 Movie
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

1911
With a friend desperate for money, a merchant takes out a loan from a ruthless money-lender. Confident that his ships will soon be bringing him great wealth, the merchant willingly agrees to condition...

1910.

2 Movies
King Lear

King Lear

1910
Hand-tinted Italian verison of the Shakespeare Classic King Lear.
The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

1910
The first of six Shakespeare adaptations from Thanhouser, The Winter’s Tale was just the 13th or 14th title from the studio in its first nine weeks of releases.

1909.

1 Movie
Romeo Turns Bandit

Romeo Turns Bandit

1909
Based on characters from Shakespeare's play: When Juliet's father refuses to let Romeo see her, Romeo resorts to extreme measures.

1908.

3 Movies
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

1908
Based on Shakespeare's play: Petruchio courts the bad-tempered Katharina, and tries to change her aggressive behavior.
The Tempest

The Tempest

1908
Prospero and his daughter Miranda must take refuge on an enchanted island. There Prospero, who himself has magical powers, releases the spirit Ariel from a spell, and also meets the savage Caliban. Th...
Julius Caesar, an Historical Tragedy

Julius Caesar, an Historical Tragedy

1908
Shakespeare's play is an adaptation of a biographical drama.

1899.

1 Movie
King John

King John

1899
Based on Shakespeare's play, Act V, Scene vii: King John is in torment, and his supporters fear that his end is near. As he writhes in agony, he is attended by Prince Henry, the Earl of Pembroke, and ...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
King Lear

King Lear

Shakespeare's classic tale of an aging king who splits up his kingdom for his three daughters to govern, but is misled about their affections, and driven into exile.
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