Shakespeare in Film

Comedies

    In this modern version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, a young man can’t date the girl of his dreams until her much-hated older sister gets a date. <DVD> 791.43 T289
    Three humorous actors cover Shakespeare’s body of work in a mere 90 minutes. <DVD> 822.3 S524c
    Viewers can watch the musical version of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. <DVD> 791.43 K61
 
    The princess of France and her attendants visit Navarre. The king of Navarre, who thought he would never love again, finds that love may be possible once more. <DVD> 822.33 S527lo 2c.
    Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor star in this Shakespearean comedy about love. <DVD> 822.33 S527t 
    A set of twins gets separated after a shipwreck and each think the other one is dead. What follows is an amusing and confusing story of love and relationships. <DVD> 822.33 S527tw
 

Tragedies

    This Academy-Award winning version of Hamlet, the play where a Danish prince attempts to trap his father’s murderer, features the well-known actor Laurence Olivier, <DVD> 822.33 S527ha
    Kenneth Branaugh directs this film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. <DVD> 822.33 S527haml
 
    Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Helena Bonham-Carter, Alan Bates, Ian Holm, and Paul Scofield act in this production of Hamlet. <DVD> 822.33 S527ham
 
    King Henry of England vies for the throne of France, and a great battle ensues that changes the continent of Europe. Kenneth Branaugh is the director of this version of the play. <DVD> 822.33 S527he
 
    Laurence Olivier acts and directs this 1944 production of Henry V. <DVD> 822.33 S527he2 

Julius Caesar
    The tragic story of Julius Caesar’s assassination is relayed in this Shakespeare play. <DVD> 822.33 S527ju
    The tragic story of Julius Caesar’s assassination is relayed in this Shakespeare play. Features performances by Marlon Brando, James Mason, and Deborah Kerr. <DVD> 822.33 S527jul
 
    Ian Holm stars in King Lear, the play about an aged king who wants to divide his kingdom among his children and the fallout that ensues. 822.33 S527ki
 
    Actor Ian McKellan plays the lead in this version of Shakespeare's King Lear. 822.33 S527kin 
 
    This is director Akira Kurosawa’s Japanese version of Shakespeare’s King Lear. This film won the Academy Award for best costume design. <DVD> 895.625 K9689r 
    In this adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a samurai lord murders his master. The movie is done in the Japanese Noh theater style. <DVD> 895.624 K9689t
    This version of Shakespeare’s tragic play of a soldier who comes back from war and sows discord at home features actors Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange. <DVD> 822.33 S527ti

The Bard and His Plays 

    Covers Shakespeare’s life from his formative years in Stratford-on-Avon through his death at 52. Dramatic readings and footage from location enhance the video. Video 822.33 S527ws
 
In Search of Shakespeare written and presented by Michael Wood
    Based on the book written by Michael Wood, this is a video portrait of the life and work of William Shakespeare. <DVD> 822.3 S527
 
    This video series title provides information on Shakespeare’s use of language, the time period in which he lived, and Elizabethan drama. <DVD> 822.33 S527i1
    This video series title provides information on what tragedy is, the subject of Oedipus Rex, and medieval tragedy. <DVD> 822.33 S527w
 
    This video series title provides insight into the plot of the tragic play Titus Andronicus and supporting material about the themes in the play. <DVD> 822.33 S527tit
 
    This video series title provides information on the plot and the major characters in the play Hamlet. <DVD> 822.33 S527ha 1
    This video series title provides information on the themes found in Hamlet. <DVD> 822.33 S527ha2
 
    This video series title provides information on the plot of Macbeth and the use of language in the play.<DVD> 822.33 S527ma1
 
     This video series title provides information on the plot of King Lear, the town of Gloucester, and the characters within the play. <DVD> 822.33 S527ki1

     Actors, like Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, and Derek Jacobi, provide commentary on Shakespeare and his plays. This DVD contains 6 episodes that features biographical information about Shakespeare and selected performances of his plays. DVD 822.33 S527u
 
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Bibliography last reviewed April 30, 2015