Prospero, a potent magician, lives on a desolate isle with his virginal daughter, Miranda. He's in exile, banished from his duchy by his usurping brother and the King of Naples. Providence ... See full summary »
In eleventh century Scotland, three witches foretell that Macbeth will become King, while Banquo will beget Kings. Macbeth accordingly has King Duncan slain, and is duly crowned in his place. But that's where his problems really begin.
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.
Nicol Williamson takes the lead role in this star-studded 1969 version of William Shakespeare's tragedy. Prince Hamlet mourns both his father's death and his mother's remarriage to Claudius... See full summary »
Easily Shakespeare's least known play, finding a film version that's true to the original text is a difficult task. This video delivers the bulk of the action with little divergence (though some editing, undoubtedly due to time constraints) as well as the original dialog, all intact. At times campy, at times disturbing, it's always a surprise. Suitable for academic libraries or the Shakespeare fan who likes horror films, this video is truly unique as an interesting blend of the two.
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