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Shakespeare on Film

This guide for ENGL 425/525 gives you options for viewing several of William Shakespeare's plays on DVD, through the library's streaming video collections, or from other commercial streaming sites such as Amazon Prime and Netflix. See below for information on accessing the DVDs, and click on the tabs along the top of the guide for links to the streaming versions.

William Shakespeare: A Concise Biography

DVDs on Reserve

These DVDs are on reserve at the Connection Center in the CLC and may be checked out for one day at a time. Those without call numbers are Dr. O'Leary's personal property, on loan to the library for this semester:

DVD recordings of each of the BBC productions of each of the plays we will read this semester.

Adaptations of A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), dir. Michael Hoffman

Shakespeare Re-Told (2005), dir. Ed Fraiman


Adaptations of Titus Andronicus

Titus (1999), dir. Julie Taymor


Adaptations of Othello

O (2002), dir. Tim Blake Nelson

Otello (2001 DVD; performance from the 1980s?), Giuseppe Verdi opera, dir. Elijah Moshinsky, starring Plácido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa

Stage Beauty (2004), dir. Richard Eyre


Adaptations of Richard III

Richard III (1955), dir. Laurence Olivier

Richard III (1995), dir. Richard Loncraine

Richard III (2016), dir. Dominic Cooke (starring Benedict Cumberbatch)--on reserve as The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses


Adaptations of The Tempest

The Tempest (2010), dir. Julie Taymor

The Tempest (1979), dir. Derek Jarman

The Tempest (1982), dir. Paul Mazursky

King of California (2007), dir. Mike Cahill

The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005), dir. Rebecca Miller

Forbidden Planet (1956), dir. Fred M. Wilcox

Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005), dir. Hank Rogerson

Dr. O'Leary

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