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Midsummer Night's Dream, AMidsummer Night's Dream, A (2000)
Dir. Adrian Noble
A version of William Shakespeare's classic comedy by the Royal Shakespeare Company, which utilises special effects to realise the play's fantasy…
OO (Othello) (2000) Recommended
Dir. Tim Blake Nelson
Feat. Josh Hartnett, Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles
Continuing recent trends, this ‘updating’ of Shakespeare’s ”Othello” transfers the dialogue and setting into the US schoolyard, where Josh Hartnett…
Love's Labour's LostLove's Labour's Lost (1999)
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Kenneth Branagh, Alicia Silverstone, Timothy Spall
Untiring Shakespearean–enthusiast Kenneth Branagh, labours his latest adaptation: the Bard’s sparkling early comedy made over as a 30s…
TitusTitus (1999)
Dir. Julie Taymor
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming
A ferocious, no–holds–barred reading by Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange and Alan Cumming of Shakespeare's early play, the baroque, and…
Twelfth NightTwelfth Night (1988)
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Richard Briers, Caroline Langrishe
Kenneth Branagh restages his Renaissance Theatre production of the popular comedy for Thames Television with a top cast of English thespians.
MacbethMacbeth (1983)
Dir. Jack Gold
Feat. Nicol Williamson, Jane Lapotaire
One of the BBC's celebrated series of Shakespeare adaptations, with Nicol Williamson putting in a strong showing as the tortured Scottish usurper.…
Merry Wives of Windsor, The (1982)
Feat. Alan Bennett, Richard Griffiths, Judy Davis
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.
OthelloOthello (1981)
Dir. Jonathan Miller
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.
Winter's Tale, TheWinter's Tale, The (1981)
Dir. Jane Howell
Feat. Jeremy Kemp, Anna Calder-Marshall
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.
Henry IV - Part 1 and 2Henry IV - Part 1 and 2 (1979)
Dir. David Giles
Feat. Jon Finch, Anthony Quayle, Tim Pigott-Smith
Part of the BBC's excellent series of Shakespeare productions, filmed in a 'theatrical' TV environment utilising the best of English acting talent.

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