Shakespeare’s Globe offers excellent videos of theatrical productions. Here are my favorite screen adaptations.
- The Merchant of Venice (2004), directed by Michael Radford, featuring Al Pacino as Shylock and Jeremy Irons as Antonio.
- Titus (1999), directed by Julie Taymor, featuring Anthony Hopkins as Titus Andronicus and Jessica Lange as Tamora.
- Romeo + Juliet (1996), directed by Baz Luhrmann, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet. Runner-up: Romeo & Juliet (1968) directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
- Much Ado About Nothing (1993), directed by Kenneth Branagh, featuring Emma
Thompson as Beatrice and Kenneth Branagh as Benedick. Runner-up: Much Ado About Nothing (2012), directed by Joss Wheldon.
- Macbeth (2015), directed by Justin Kurzel, featuring Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. Runner-up: Macbeth (1971), directed by Roman Polanski.
- Hamlet (1996), directed by Kenneth Branagh, featuring Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet. Runners-up: Hamlet (1948), directed by Laurence Olivier, featuring Laurence Olivier as Hamlet. Hamlet (1990), directed by Franco Zeffirelli, featuring Mel Gibson as Hamlet.
- King Lear (1971), directed by Peter Brook, featuring Paul Scofield as King Lear.
- The Tempest (2010), directed by Julie Taymor, featuring Helen Mirren as Prospera.
- Henry V (1989), directed by Kenneth Branagh, featuring Kenneth Branagh as Henry V.
- Richard III (1995), directed by Richard Loncraine, featuring Ian McKellan as Richard III. Runner-up: Looking for Richard (1996), directed by Al Pacino.
- Coriolanus (2011), directed by Ralph Fiennes, featuring Ralph Fiennes as Coriolanus.
- Julius Caesar (1953), directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, featuring Marlon Brando as Caesar.
- Othello (1995), directed by Oliver Parker, featuring Laurence Fishburne as Othello and Kenneth Branagh as Iago. Runner-up: Othello (1952), directed by Orson Welles, featuring Orson Welles as Othello.
- Twelfth Night (1996), directed by Trevor Nunn, featuring Helena Bonham Carter as Olivia and Imogen Stubbs as Viola.
- Time Out: The 25 best Shakespeare movies of all time
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