My Shakespearian Miscellany

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1.
Henry V (1944)
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War in 1415, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France. (137 mins.)
 
2.
Hamlet (1996)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. (242 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
3.
Hamlet (1990)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge. (135 mins.)
 
4.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. (120 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
5.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
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Lovers' lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and... love. (116 mins.)
Director: Michael Hoffman
 
6.
The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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In 16th century Venice, when a merchant must default on a large loan from an abused Jewish moneylender for a friend with romantic ambitions, the bitterly vengeful creditor demands a gruesome payment instead. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
 
7.
Hamlet (1948)
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king. (155 mins.)
 
8.
Richard III (1995)
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The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting. (104 mins.)
 
9.
Richard III (1955)
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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir. (161 mins.)
 
10.
Macbeth (1971)
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A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches. (140 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
11.
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
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When the now-famous "star-crossed lovers" of two feuding families meet, forbidden love ensues. (138 mins.)
 
12.
Romeo and Juliet (1954)
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In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately in love and secretly marry. (141 mins.)
 
13.
Othello (1995)
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The evil Iago pretends to be friend of Othello in order to manipulate him to serve his own end in the film version of this Shakespeare classic. (123 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
14.
King Lear (1983 TV Movie)
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one. (158 mins.)
Director: Michael Elliott
 
15.
Great Performances (1971 TV Series)
Episode: King Lear (2008)
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King Lear decides to abdicate and divide his kingdom between his three daughters.
 
16.
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
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Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio tames his wealthy, shrewish wife, Katharina. (122 mins.)
 
17.
Hamlet (2009 TV Movie)
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The RSC puts a modern spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet in this filmed-for-television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer. (180 mins.)
Director: Gregory Doran
 
18.
Looking for Richard (1996 Documentary)
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Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III." (112 mins.)
Director: Al Pacino
 
19.
As You Like It (1936)
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A duke usurps his brother's land and power, banishing him and his retinue into the forest of Arden. The banished duke's daughter... (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Czinner
 
20.
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
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Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
21.
Julius Caesar (1970)
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius... (117 mins.)
Director: Stuart Burge
 
22.
ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969 TV Series)
Episode: Twelfth Night (1969)
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(78 mins.)
 
23.
The Wars of the Roses (1965 TV Series)
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The entire cycle of Shakespeare's history plays performed by the English Shakespeare Company
 
24.
Othello (1981 TV Movie)
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A general becomes convinced that his wife is having an affair, even though there is no evidence. (195 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Miller
 
25.
Romeo & Juliet (1978 TV Movie)
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Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy. (168 mins.)
Director: Alvin Rakoff
 
26.
Much Ado About Nothing (1984 TV Movie)
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Benedick and Beatrice fight their merry war of words. But when Beatrice's friend, Hero, is humiliatingly jilted by Benedick's best friend... (148 mins.)
Director: Stuart Burge
 
27.
Macbeth (1983 TV Movie)
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Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there... (148 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
 
28.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980 TV Movie)
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Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance. (210 mins.)
Director: Rodney Bennett
 
29.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981 TV Movie)
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The adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors, and their interactions with fairy inhabitants come to light in a moonlit forest. (112 mins.)
 
30.
Julius Caesar (1979 TV Movie)
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The assassination of the would be ruler of Rome at the hands of Brutus and company has tragic consequences for Brutus and the republic. (161 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wise
 
31.
Antony & Cleopatra (1981 TV Movie)
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Octavius Caesar (later renamed Augustus Caesar, son of the murdered Julius Caesar), Marc Antony, and Lepidus form the triumvirate... (170 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Miller
 
32.
King Lear (1982 TV Movie)
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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him... (180 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Miller
 
33.
As You Like It (1978 TV Movie)
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After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing. (151 mins.)
Director: Basil Coleman
 
34.
Richard II (1978 TV Movie)
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The incompetent Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king. (158 mins.)
Director: David Giles
 
35.
Henry IV Part I (1979 TV Movie)
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Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered... (148 mins.)
Director: David Giles
 
36.
Henry IV Part II (1979 TV Movie)
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(150 mins.)
Director: David Giles
 
37.
Henry V (1979 TV Movie)
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In the midst of the Hundred Years' War in 1415, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France. (170 mins.)
Director: David Giles
 
38.
Measure for Measure (1979 TV Movie)
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When the Duke of Vienna takes a mysterious leave of absence and leaves the strict Angelo in charge, things couldn't be worse for Claudio... (145 mins.)
Director: Desmond Davis
 
39.
Coriolanus (2011)
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A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city. (123 mins.)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
 
40.
Henry VIII (1979 TV Movie)
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(166 mins.)
 
41.
The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Richard II (2012)
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Fey,vain and foolish,young Richard initiates his downfall by banishing Henry Bolingbroke and the Earl... (150 mins.)
 
42.
The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Henry IV, Part 1 (2012)
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1403:- Henry IV finds himself facing uprisings from the Welsh chieftain Owen Glendower and impetuous... (150 mins.)
 
43.
The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Henry IV, Part 2 (2012)
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As Northumberland swears revenge for his son's death and gathers his allies to fight the ailing king,the... (150 mins.)
 
44.
The Hollow Crown (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Henry V (2012)
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Hal is now a responsible monarch as Henry V,his rejection of Falstaff hastening the latter's death.... (150 mins.)
 
45.
The First Part of Henry the Sixth (1983 TV Movie)
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(188 mins.)
Director: Jane Howell
 
46.
The Second Part of Henry the Sixth (1983 TV Movie)
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(203 mins.)
Director: Jane Howell
 
47.
The Third Part of Henry the Sixt (1983 TV Movie)
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(211 mins.)
Director: Jane Howell
 
48.
Twelfth Night (1980 TV Movie)
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Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she... (128 mins.)
Director: John Gorrie
 
49.
The Tempest (1980 TV Movie)
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Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their lives. (125 mins.)
Director: John Gorrie
 
50.
All's Well That Ends Well (1981 TV Movie)
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Helena loves Bertram, but he's of noble birth, while she's just a doctor's daughter. But Bertram is at the court of the King of France... (141 mins.)
 
51.
The Taming of the Shrew (1980 TV Movie)
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The swaggering Petruchio, eager to wive it wealthily in Padua, agrees to marry the spitting hellcat, Katherine. (127 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Miller
 
52.
The Merchant of Venice (1980 TV Movie)
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A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia... (156 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
 
53.
The Winter's Tale (1981 TV Movie)
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King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life... (173 mins.)
Director: Jane Howell