Located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, the Stratford Festival is the largest classical repertory theatre company in North America. Each season, they present a dozen or more productions in different venues. This collection has launched with 10 filmed performances.
Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female trilogy, Julius Caesar, Henry IV, and The Tempest, set in a women’s prison. Led by renowned actor Harriet Walter, with an ethnically diverse cast drawn partly from ex-offenders, it stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
Four great Victorian plays performed by Dominic Dromgoole’s new theatre company, founded as he left Shakespeare's Globe: A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest.
The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best. Made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world, the RSC produces an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers.
Shakespeare’s history plays featuring a star-studded cast including: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ben Whishaw, Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville, and Tom Hiddleston.
Film adaptions of core curriculum plays from Sophocles, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Isben and Oscar Wilde alongside modern classics such as Blue/Orange, by playwright Joe Penhall, starring Brian Cox.
Major early modern drama titles staged and filmed specifically for educational use: Doctor Faustus, The Duchess of Malfi, Volpone, and School for Scandal. Accompanied by cast and crew interviews.
A captivating production that rebalances gender casting, Peake’s Hamlet is a female character who takes on a male mantle, a fierce and textured Hamlet who imbues the role with anger, indignation, and purpose.
A Shakespeare acting masterclass from top international acting coach Patsy Rodenburg starring Joseph Fiennes.
Steven Berkoff, world-renowned writer, director, and actor known for his villainous Hollywood roles in Octopussy, Beverly Hills Cop, Rambo and The Krays, lifts the complex villains of Shakespeare from page to stage. This vividly direct and compelling film offers a unique exploration and analysis of Iago, the Macbeths, Shylock, Richard III, plus several heroes including Henry V, Coriolanus, and Oberon.