Recommendations

Romeo and Juliet

*But Soft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3MiaSG1SMQ (Ashley Walters; BBC)

 

*Mercutio's Queen Mab: https://youtu.be/s8q8S0ScJ1w (Harold Perrneau; Baz Luhrman)

 

*Balcony scene: https://youtu.be/S0qao2xINsE (Olivia Hussey & Leonard Whiting; Franco Zeffirelli)

 

*Mercutio, Tybalt, Romeo, Benvolio fight: https://youtu.be/zjunMlGnlKU (Leonardo DiCaprio, Harold Perrneau, John Leguizamo; Baz Luhrman)

Hamlet

*Ghost in Hamlet: https://youtu.be/vZQ5ryS-YvM (Paul Scofield; Franco Zeffirelli)

 

*Get thee to a nunnery: https://youtu.be/fO-wxlavDQI (Mel Gibson; Franco Zeffirelli)

 

*To be or not to be: https://youtu.be/SjuZq-8PUw0 (Kenneth Branagh; Kenneth Branagh)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV4fF3rqWqQ&t=92s (Benedict Cumberbatch; National Theatre Live)

 

*Gertrude, Hamlet, Polonius: https://youtu.be/MBCNHq7zRCk (Julie Christie, Kenneth Branagh, Richard Briers; Kenneth Branagh)

 

*Ophelia mad scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xx46BFUDfM (Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi; Kenneth Branagh) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfcsP-eKJF8 (Helena Bonham-Carter, Glenn Close, Alan Bates; Franco Zeffirelli)

 

*Alas, poor Yorick: https://youtu.be/UbxMhvcxJJc (Mel Gibson; Franco Zeffirelli)

Macbeth

*Lady Mac/Mac immasculating scene: https://youtu.be/Fe5uRWnzUig (Ian McKellen, Judi Dench; Philip Casson)

 

*Out damned spot: https://youtu.be/6Eb2t-fXD8E (Kate Fleetwood, Polly Frame; Rupert Goold)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT9ciEETTDY (Marion Cotillard; Justin Kurzel)

 

*Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow: https://youtu.be/HZnaXDRwu84 (Patrick Stewart, Christopher Patrick Nolan; Rupert Goold)

 

*Macbeth/Macduff: https://youtu.be/z_-w5vlK8H8 (Patrick Stewart, Michael Feast; Rupert Goold)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR9n6KQWejM (Michael Fassbender, Sean Harris; Justin Kurzel)

Here are versions of Shakespeare's work to watch on film:

*please check ratings for more mature productions

 

MACBETH:

*With Patrick Stewart, directed by Rupert Goold (2010)

*With Michael Fassbender, directed by Justin Kurzel (2015)

*With Orson Welles, directed by the same (1948)

*With Kenneth Branagh, directed by Rob Ashford with Kenneth Branagh (2013)

*With John Finch, directed by Roman Polanski (1971)

 

HAMLET:

*With Mel Gibson, directed by Franco Zeffirelli (1990)

*With Kenneth Branagh, directed by the same (1996)

*With Ethan Hawke, directed by Michael Almereyda (2000)

*With David Tennant, directed by Gregory Doran (2009)

*With Laurence Olivier, directed by the same (1948)

 

ROMEO & JULIET:

*With Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, directed by Baz Luhrman (1996)

*With Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey, directed by Franco Zeffirelli (1968)

 

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM:

*With Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer et al, directed by Michael Hoffman (1999)

*With David Harewood, Kathryn Hunter et al, directed by Julie Taymor (2014)

 

TEMPEST:

*With Helen Mirren, directed by Julie Taymor (2010)

*With Christopher Plummer, directed by Des McAnuff (2010)

*"Prospero's Books" with John Gielgud, directed by Peter Greenaway

 

OTHELLO:

*With Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh, directed by Oliver Parker (1995)

*With Orson Welles and Micheal MacLiammoir, directed by Orson Welles (1951)

 

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING:

*With Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh, directed by Kenneth Branagh (1993)

*With Amy Acker and Alex Denisof, directed by Joss Whedon (2012)

 

HENRY V:

*With Kenneth Branagh and Derek Jacobi, directed by Kenneth Branagh (1989)

*With Laurence Olivier and Robert Newton, directed by Laurence Olivier (1944)

 

MERCHANT OF VENICE:

*With Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, directed by John Sichel (1973)

*With Al Pacino and Lynn Collins (2004)

 

AS YOU LIKE IT:

*With Vanessa Redgrave and Patrick Allen, directed by Michael Elliot with Ronald Eyre (1963)

*With Bryce Dallas Howard and Brain Blessed, directed by Kenneth Branagh (2006)

 

HENRY IV:

*"Part I and Part II" with Jon Finch and David Gwillim, directed by David Giles (1979)

 

 

TAMING OF THE SHREW:

*With Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, directed by Franco Zeffirellia (1967)

*"10 Things I Hate About You" with Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles, directed by Gil Junger (1999)

*"Kiss Me Kate" with Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson, directed by George Sidney (1953)

 

TITUS ANDRONICUS:

*With Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange, directed by Julie Taymor (1999)

 

TWELFTH NIGHT:

*With Helena Bonham-Carter and Imogen Stubbs et al, directed by Trevor Nunn (1996)

*With Frances Barber and Caroline Langrishe et al, directed by Paul Kafno (1988)

*With Emily Goss and Amy Rapp et al, directed by Ned Record (2018)

 

RICHARD III:

*With Ian McKellen and Annette Bening, directed by Richard Loncraine (1995)

*With Laurence Olivier and Claire Bloom, directed by Laurence Olivier (1955)

 

JULIUS CAESAR:

*With Marlon Brando et al, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1953)

*Charlton Heston et al, directed by Stuart Burge (1970)

 

CORIOLANUS:

*With Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler, directed by Ralph Fiennes (2011)

*With Tom Hiddleston and Hadley Fraser, directed by Tim Van Someren (2014)

Inspired by Other Art

-"Still I Rise" -dance/poetry

https://youtu.be/r0xlG7Ga51M

-"There Will Be Time" - music

https://youtu.be/eCIHPdx1OAs

-"I Have A Dream" -Martin

https://youtu.be/I47Y6VHc3Ms

-"Musee Rodin" -sculpture

https://youtu.be/SiirmAwe1c8

Films