Shakespeare on film

Posted Oct 25, 2009
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  1. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales

    Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1992)


    Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (also known as The Animated Shakespeare) is a series of twelve half-hour animated television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, originally broadcast on BBC 2 between 1992 and 1994.

  2. King Lear

    King Lear (2008)


    King Lear is a 2008 television film based on the William Shakespeare play of the same name, directed by Trevor Nunn. It was broadcast on More4 in the UK on Christmas Day, and shown on PBS in the United States in March 2009. The production was filmed mainly at Pinewood Studios in England.

  3. Antony and Cleopatra

    Antony and Cleopatra (1974)


    Antony and Cleopatra is a 1974 British videotaped television production of William Shakespeare's 1606 play of the same name, produced by ATV (which was distributed internationally by ITC) starring Richard Johnson as Mark Antony, Janet Suzman as Cleopatra, and Patrick Stewart as Enobarbus. It was directed by Jon Scoffield and is an adaptation of Trevor Nunn's Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of the play. It features then-little-known Ben Kingsley and Tim Pigott-Smith in small roles.

  4. Catch My Soul

    Catch My Soul (1974)


    Catch My Soul is a 1974 film produced by Jack Good and Richard M. Rosenbloom, and directed by Patrick McGoohan. It was an adaptation of Good's stage musical of the same title, which itself was loosely adapted from William Shakespeare's Othello. It was not a critical success.

  5. The Winter's Tale

    The Winter's Tale (2009)


    The Winter's Tale is an upcoming 2009 British drama film and the on-screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. It is directed by Waris Hussein and stars Dougray Scott, Derek Jacobi, and the screenwriter Mark Umbers. It is due for release in late 2009.

  6. The Tempest

    The Tempest (1911)


    The Tempest (1911) is an American one-reel silent film adaptation of the William Shakespeare play The Tempest. It was directed by Edwin Thanhouser, and starred Ed Genung as Ferdinand and Florence La Badie as Miranda, and released by Thanhouser Film Corporation. One of the earliest film adaptations of the play, it was released on November 28, 1911.

  7. Othello

    Othello (1906)


    Otello was the 1906 Italian silent film based on the 1887 opera of the same name by Giuseppe Verdi, both being based on the William Shakespeare play Othello. The film was directed by and starred Mario Caserini, playing opposite his wife Maria Caserini. It is believed to be the earliest film adaptation of the play, released in Italy on October 30, 1906.

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