Shakespeare on film

These are all full-length films:-


  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (RSC, dir. Peter Hall)
  • Hamlet Prince of Denmark (dir. Peter Brook, with Adrian Lester)
  • Julius Caesar (BBC, with Robert Stephens and Edward Woodward)
  • Macbeth (with Jeremy Brett and Piper Laurie)
  • Macbeth (RSC, with Ian McKellen and Judi Dench)
  • Othello (dir. and starring Orson Welles)
  • Romeo and Juliet (dir. Joan Kemp-Welch), part 1;  part 2
  • The Merchant of Venice (National Theatre, dir. Jonathan Miller)
  • The Tempest (with Richard Burton as Caliban)
  • The Tempest (with Helen Mirren as Prospero)
  • Twelfth Night (dir. John Dexter)
  • Twelfth Night (dir. Kenneth Branagh)


  • Wikipedia list of Shakespeare film adaptatioins.