The Complete Shakespeare Experience
hakespeare’s plays have been made into movies and many theatrical performances have been recorded for broadcast on television. Hundreds of sketches have been performed on countless TV shows and everyone from The Beatles to Broadway’s most famous actors have gladly taken to the stage to perform some of Shakespeare’s works.
The Beatles took their turn at Shakespeare in honor of the
Bard’s 400th birthday by performing on a BBC show in 1964.
Romeo and Juliet (complete play in 13 parts) (1954),
Directed by Renato Castellani, starring Laurence Harvey as
Romeo andSusan Shentall as Juliet, with an introduction by
Sir John Gielgud
Much Ado About Nothing (Canadian Broadcast Company
Production of the Stratford, Ontario television production,
1987, in 14 parts)
Macbeth starring Dame Judi Dench (later M in the James
Bond films, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale, and Die
Another Day) in the 1979 Trevor Nunn production of the
Royal Shakespeare Company performance.
King Lear, Act II, Scene II, starring Sir Laurence Olivier
(also The Bounty and The Boys from Brazil ), 1983,
directed by Michael Elliott
Hamlet, Act III, Scene I, “To Bleed or Not to Bleed,”
music video interpretation by the Metal Shakespeare Company.
The Tempest (BBC Shakespeare Animated Tales in
The Winter’s Tale (BBC Shakespeare Animated Tales
In three parts)
Hamlet (BBC Shakespeare Animated Tales in three parts)
Romeo and Juliet (BBC Shakespeare Animated Tales in
Macbeth (BBC Shakespeare Animated Tales in two parts)
The Taming of the Shrew (BBC Shakespeare Animated
Tales (In four parts)