Measure for MeasureAugust 2, 2019
An interpretation of William Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure', set in Melbourne's notorious commission flats, that provide the setting for an exploration of love, loyalty and justice.
RSC Live: As You Like ItApril 17, 2019
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon. The Royal Shakespeare Company presents As You Like It.
All Is TrueDecember 21, 2018
A look at the final days in the life of playwright William Shakespeare.
Brother's BloodDecember 12, 2018
Based on a soliloquy from "Hamlet," this four-minute short depicts the struggle of a man grappling with his faith after committing a terrible crime.
RSC Live: Troilus and CressidaNovember 14, 2018
Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy, their innocence is tested and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war with tragic consequences.
Twelfth NightOctober 25, 2018
Charming full text, modern, location based screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night.
National Theatre Live: King LearSeptember 27, 2018
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
Lady OffSeptember 27, 2018
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With A Kiss I DieAugust 28, 2018
When Juliet Capulet (of Shakespearean fame) is plucked from death and turned into a vampire, she is forced to live all eternity without her sweet Romeo. Now, 800 years later, Juliet meets a young woman who captures her heart again and teaches her that love and loss are all a part of life, and that a life without love is no life at all.
King LearSeptember 27, 2018
An aging King invites disaster, when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters, and rejects his loving and honest one.
RSC Live: MacbethApril 11, 2018
Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. This contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the company.
Julius CaesarApril 1, 2018
Filmed live in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in April 2017 Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim Rome spirals out of control.
HamletMarch 31, 2018
Hamlet captures the Almeida Theatre's 2017 acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's great play, recorded as-live in its West End transfer on the stage of London's Harold Pinter Theatre. Robert Icke's innovative modern-dress production, featuring Andrew Scott, Juliet Stevenson, Angus Wright and Jessica Brown Findlay, has been widely acclaimed as a dazzlingly intelligent, forcefully contemporary staging. The Evening Standard hailed Andrew Scott's 'career-defining performance... he makes the most famous speeches feel fresh and unpredictable.'
Sherlock GnomesMarch 23, 2018
Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renown detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
AgincourtSeptember 14, 2017
This ten-minute short follows two Jewish-American soldiers stationed in Northern France in 1944. The film takes its name from the small French farming town of Agincourt, which in turn takes its name from the Battle of Agincourt, which was fought there in 1415 and features prominently in Shakespeare's "King Henry the Fifth." The film plays out in a series of vignettes, much of the narration drawn directly from Shakespeare's play.
RSC Live: Julius CaesarApril 26, 2017
Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.
Cheek by Jowl: The Winter's TaleApril 19, 2017
One of Shakespeare's greatest plays, The Winter's Tale, though written at the same period as The Tempest, smashes all the rules that The Tempest follows. Unity of time, place and action are hurled aside as we range across Europe, from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy, across a time span of sixteen years. The Winter's Tale tells of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart. But this is the new Shakespeare, after he completed his great tragedies, and the tough struggle for redemption yields flickers of hope. Initial darkness gives way to joy as Time leads the characters to a shattering conclusion...
The SoundingMarch 10, 2017
On a remote island off the coast of Maine, Liv, after years of silence, begins to weave a language out of Shakespeare's words. A driven neurologist, brought to the island to protect her, commits her to a psychiatric hospital. She becomes a full-blow rebel in the hospital; her increasing violence threatens to keep her locked up for life as she fights for her voice and her freedom.
Ambition's DebtJanuary 1, 2017
Adapted from William Shakespeare's epic tale of honor, ambition, betrayal, hubris, and the supernatural. The story follows the downfall of Rome's most honored citizen, Marcus Brutus, as he conspires to assassinate Julius Caesar, in order to forestall tyranny and preserve democracy.
Rwanda & JulietDecember 1, 2016
A feature documentary set in Kigali, Rwanda, the epicenter of the genocide that left a million dead two decades earlier. The film follows eccentric retired Dartmouth Professor Emeritus, Andrew Garrod, as he mounts Romeo and Juliet with college students from both Hutu and Tutsi backgrounds. Hopes, expectations, pasts, personalities and cultures collide as opening night approaches.