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mediumaevum asked: Hi Lea. This might be too much to ask, but could you, in your own time, make a list of some Shakespeare plays (RSC or Globe or NT...) that are on DVD, because I have zero information on those and I'm finally taking time to delve a bit deeper into Shakespeare, and those would be a great help. Thanks in advance. Stay awesome! Hex
I’m going to take your answer very literally and assume that what you’re looking for is filmed stage productions — information about feature-film versions of Shakespeare plays is a lot easier to come by. And there’s a ton of Shakespeare available on DVD, although not all of it is good. Anyway, I know there is also stuff older than this out there, and there are more and more TV versions available on DVD or streaming these days, so this is a bit of a starter list. (Plus I’ve seen most of them and they range from good to brilliant.)
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a lot about NT productions on DVD — I know Trevor Nunn’s Merchant of Venice production was filmed and is available on DVD, but they don’t seem to do it as often as the Globe and (to a lesser extent) the RSC do.
However, there are quite a few Globe and RSC productions pretty readily available on DVD. I think the Globe productions are also available on Digital Theatre, and there are also some RSC productions there that aren’t available on DVD, but I’m pretty sure Digital Theatre is best known for being the place you can go to see David Tennant and Catherine Tate’s Much Ado About Nothing.
The following productions are all in print and available on DVD. RSC DVDs are usually region-specific.
- Antony and Cleopatra (dir. Scofield, perf. Richard Johnson, Janet Suzman, 1974)
- Macbeth (dir. Nunn, perf. Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, 1978)
- The Comedy of Errors (dir. Nunn, perf. Roger Rees, Judi Dench, 1978)
- Othello (dir. Nunn, perf. Willard White, Ian McKellen, 1988)
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream (dir. Noble, perf. Lindsay Duncan, Desmond Barrit, 1996?)
- The Winter’s Tale (dir. Doran, perf. Antony Sher, Alexandra Gilbreath, 1998)
- Macbeth (dir. Doran, perf. Antony Sher, Harriet Walter, 2000)
- King Lear (dir. Nunn, perf. Ian McKellen, Frances Barber, 2008)
- Hamlet (dir. Doran, perf. David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, 2009)
All Globe DVDs are, to my knowledge, multi-region.
- Othello (dir. Milam, perf. Eamonn Walker, Tim McInnerny, 2007)
- Romeo and Juliet (dir. Dromgoole, perf. Adetomiwa Edun, Ellie Kendrick, 2009)
- Love’s Labour’s Lost (dir. Dromgoole, perf. Trystan Gravelle, Michelle Terry, 2009)
- As You Like It (dir. Sharrock, perf. Naomi Frederick, Jack Laskey, 2009)
- The Merry Wives of Windsor (dir. Luscombe, perf. Serena Edwards, Sarah Woodward, 2010)
- Henry IV parts 1 & 2 (dir. Dromgoole, perf. Roger Allam, Jamie Parker, 2010)
- Henry VIII (dir. Rosenblatt, perf. Dominic Rowan, Kate Duchene, 2010)
- All’s Well that Ends Well (dir. Dove, perf. Ellie Piercy, Sam Crane, 2011)
- Much Ado About Nothing (dir. Herrin, perf. Eve Best, Charles Edwards, 2011)
- Doctor Faustus (dir. Dunster, perf. Paul Hilton, Arthur Darvill, 2011)
- Henry V (dir. Dromgoole, perf. Jamie Parker, Brendan O’Hea, 2012)
- Twelfth Night (dir. Carroll, perf. Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, 2012)
- The Taming of the Shrew (dir. Frow, perf. Samantha Spiro, Toby Paisley Day, 2012)
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One of my favorite moments in the whole series is when Giles and Spike quote Shakespeare together.
"We few, we happy few…"
"We band of buggered."