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Hamlet 1944
Hamlet 1944

Duration: 02:10

Sir John Gielgud explains how he felt about playing Hamlet for the final time with extracts from the gravedigger scene.

 
Hamlet and the Ghost, 1913
Hamlet and the Ghost, 1913

Duration: 00:51

An extract for an early silent black and white version of 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet's Character
Hamlet's Character

Duration: 01:00

Actor David Tennant and director Gregory Doran discuss the character of Hamlet.

 
Hamlet's Soliloquy: 'To be, or not to be'
Hamlet's Soliloquy: 'To be, or not to be'

Duration: 01:25

Hamlet's soliloquy read by various actors.

 
Hamlet, 2006
Hamlet, 2006

Duration: 03:07

South African actor Vaneshran Arumugam discusses playing Hamlet.

 
Hamlet: 'To be or not to be'
Hamlet: 'To be or not to be'

Duration: 04:11

Actor David Tennant and director Gregory Doran discuss the 'To be or not to be' speech from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: Act 1 Scene 2
Hamlet: Act 1 Scene 2

Duration: 03:25

A performance of Hamlet's soliloquy from Act 1 Scene 2 of 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: Act 3 Scene 1 - 'To be or not to be' speech
Hamlet: Act 3 Scene 1 - 'To be or not to be' speech

Duration: 03:05

David Tennant performs Hamlet's famous 'to be or not to be...' soliloquy from Act 3 Scene 1 of 'Hamlet.'

 
Hamlet: Act 3 Scene 3 - Hamlet's speech
Hamlet: Act 3 Scene 3 - Hamlet's speech

Duration: 02:12

David Tennant performs Hamlet's speech from Act 3 Scene 3 of 'Hamlet.'

 
Hamlet: an Introduction to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Hamlet: an Introduction to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Duration: 00:54

Actors Tom Davey and Sam Alexander give a brief introduction to the characters of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: Claudius
Hamlet: Claudius

Duration: 00:54

Actor Patrick Stewart and director Gregory Doran discuss the character of Claudius.

 
Hamlet: Claudius at prayer
Hamlet: Claudius at prayer

Duration: 04:41

Director Gregory Doran and actors Patrick Stewart and David Tennant discuss Claudius' prayer scene from 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: Gertrude
Hamlet: Gertrude

Duration: 00:51

Director Gregory Doran and actress Penny Downie give a brief introduction to the character of Gertrude in 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: Horatio
Hamlet: Horatio

Duration: 00:41

Actor Peter de Jersey and director Gregory Doran give a brief introduction to the character of Horatio.

 
Hamlet: Laertes
Hamlet: Laertes

Duration: 00:40

Director Gregory Doran and actor Edward Bennett discuss the character of Laertes from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: Laertes, Ophelia and Polonius
Hamlet: Laertes, Ophelia and Polonius

Duration: 05:00

An examination of the family relationship between Laertes, Ophelia and Polonius in Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: Madness
Hamlet: Madness

Duration: 04:07

Actor David Tennant and director Gregory Doran consider the theme of madness in 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: Ophelia
Hamlet: Ophelia

Duration: 00:44

Director Gregory Doran and actress Maria Gale give a brief introduction to the character or Ophelia from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: playing Hamlet
Hamlet: playing Hamlet

Duration: 02:52

Actors describe their experiences of playing the role of Hamlet.

 
Hamlet: Polonius
Hamlet: Polonius

Duration: 00:48

Actor Oliver Ford Davies introduces us to the character of Polonius.

 
Hamlet: reactions to Claudius as King
Hamlet: reactions to Claudius as King

Duration: 05:50

Director Gregory Doran and actor Patrick Stewart discuss the first court scene from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: Sir Laurence Olivier's portrayal
Hamlet: Sir Laurence Olivier's portrayal

Duration: 02:24

Sir Laurence Olivier talks to his friend, theatre writer and critic Kenneth Tynan, about a modern psychological approach to 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: the closet scene
Hamlet: the closet scene

Duration: 05:38

Director Gregory Doran and actors David Tennant, Oliver Ford Davies and Penny Downie discuss 'the closet' scene in 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: the final scene
Hamlet: the final scene

Duration: 06:07

Director Gregory Doran and actor Patrick Stewart discuss the final scene from 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: the grave scene
Hamlet: the grave scene

Duration: 03:37

Director Gregory Doran discusses the grave-digging scene from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: the Nunnery Scene
Hamlet: the Nunnery Scene

Duration: 03:54

Director Gregory Doran and actor David Tennant discuss the 'nunnery scene' in 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet: the play within the play
Hamlet: the play within the play

Duration: 04:13

Director Gregory Doran and actors Patrick Stewart and David Tennant discuss the 'play within the play' in Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

 
Hamlet:Act 3 Scene 3 - Hamlet's speech
Hamlet:Act 3 Scene 3 - Hamlet's speech

Duration: 01:19

Christopher Plummer performs Hamlet's speech from Act 3 Scene 3 of Shakepeare's 'Hamlet.'

 
Julius Caesar: Act 3 Scene 1 (pt 1/3)
Julius Caesar: Act 3 Scene 1 (pt 1/3)

Duration: 02:52

An adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' - Act 3 Scene 1.

 
Julius Caesar: Act 3 Scene 1 (pt 2/3)
Julius Caesar: Act 3 Scene 1 (pt 2/3)

Duration: 04:30

Continuing an adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' Act 3 Scene 1.

 
Julius Caesar: Act 3 Scene 1 (pt 3/3)
Julius Caesar: Act 3 Scene 1 (pt 3/3)

Duration: 03:09

Continuing an adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' Act 3 Scene 1.

 
Julius Caesar: Act 3 Scene 2 - Brutus' speech
Julius Caesar: Act 3 Scene 2 - Brutus' speech

Duration: 01:47

A performance of Brutus' speech from Act 3 Scene 2 of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'.

 
Julius Caesar: Mark Anthony
Julius Caesar: Mark Anthony

Duration: 04:06

The motivations behind the various interpretations of Mark Anthony from Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' are discussed, using clips to illustrate points.

 
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 3 (pt 1/2)
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 3 (pt 1/2)

Duration: 04:59

A modern production of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' Act 1 Scene 3 - after the witches' prophecies.

 
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 3 (pt 2/2)
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 3 (pt 2/2)

Duration: 03:42

A modern production of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' Act 1 Scene 3 - after the witches' prophecies.

 
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 5 - 'unsex me here' speech
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 5 - 'unsex me here' speech

Duration: 02:28

A contemporary performance of Lady Macbeth's 'Unsex me here...' speech taken from Act 1 Scene 5 of 'Macbeth.'

 
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 7 (pt 1/2)
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 7 (pt 1/2)

Duration: 03:13

Actor Louise Lombard introduces the first part of a modern production of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' Act 1 Scene 7. Macbeth is played by John Gordon Sinclair.

 
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 7 (pt 2/2)
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 7 (pt 2/2)

Duration: 03:31

Louise Lombard and John Gordon Sinclair perform the second part of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' Act 1 Scene 7.

 
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 7 comparisons
Macbeth: Act 1 Scene 7 comparisons

Duration: 02:13

Actor Louise Lombard examines different versions of Act 1 Scene 7 from William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.

 
Macbeth: Act 2 Scene 1 - Macbeth's soliloquy
Macbeth: Act 2 Scene 1 - Macbeth's soliloquy

Duration: 03:54

Patrick Stewart performs Macbeth's soliloquy from Act 2 Scene 1 of Shakespeare's play.

 
Macbeth: Act 2 Scene 1 - Macbeth's soliloquy
Macbeth: Act 2 Scene 1 - Macbeth's soliloquy

Duration: 01:49

A contemporary performance of Macbeth's 'Is this a dagger...' speech from Act 2 Scene 1 of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth.'

 
Macbeth: Act 2 Scene 3 (pt 2/3)
Macbeth: Act 2 Scene 3 (pt 2/3)

Duration: 04:54

Extract from a production of 'Macbeth' Act 2 Scene 3, with Rhys Ifans.

 
Macbeth: Act 2 Scene 3 (pt 3/3)
Macbeth: Act 2 Scene 3 (pt 3/3)

Duration: 04:42

Extract from a production of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' Act 2 Scene 3 with Rhys Ifans.

 
Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 4 (pt 1/3)
Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 4 (pt 1/3)

Duration: 04:31

A modern production of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' Act 3 Scene 4 - the banquet scene. Macbeth, played by Con O'Neill, finds out about Banquo's death.

 
Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 4 (pt 2/3)
Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 4 (pt 2/3)

Duration: 03:41

A modern production of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' Act 3, Scene 4 - the banquet scene. Macbeth, played by Con O'Neill, finds out about Banquo's death.

 
Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 4 (pt 3/3)
Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 4 (pt 3/3)

Duration: 02:09

A modern production of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' Act 3, Scene 4 - the banquet scene. Macbeth, played by Con O'Neill, finds out about Banquo's death and regains his power.

 
Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 4 - Shakespeare's Language
Macbeth: Act 3 Scene 4 - Shakespeare's Language

Duration: 01:57

Actor Con O'Neill explores William Shakespeare's language in this scene from 'Macbeth'.

 
Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 1
Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 1

Duration: 05:06

William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', Act 5 Scene 1 - the sleepwalking scene.

 
Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5
Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5

Duration: 01:20

A contemporary performace of Macbeth's speech from Act 5 Scene 5 of 'Macbeth' where he discovers the death of Lady Macbeth.

 
Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5
Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5

Duration: 01:55

Patrick Stewart performs Macbeth's speech from Act 5 Scene 5 of Shakepeare's 'Macbeth' when he discovers that Lady Macbeth is dead.

 
Macbeth: Act 5 Scenes 1, 3 and 5
Macbeth: Act 5 Scenes 1, 3 and 5

Duration: 04:50

Extracts from a modern production of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' Act 5 Scenes 1, 3 and 5.

 
Macbeth: after the murder of Banquo
Macbeth: after the murder of Banquo

Duration: 01:43

Actor Rhys Ifans explores different ways of playing the morning after scene from Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.

 
Macbeth: Banquo
Macbeth: Banquo

Duration: 01:21

Actor Rhys Ifans examines how to play the morning after scene in William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', focusing on the character of Banquo.

 
Macbeth: bringing the witches to life
Macbeth: bringing the witches to life

Duration: 03:09

Examining how the witches power can be shown on stage and how they get power over Macbeth in William Shakespeare's play.

 
Macbeth: Lady Macbeth in context
Macbeth: Lady Macbeth in context

Duration: 04:09

Actor Louise Lombard examines Lady Macbeth in relation to her social historical context.

 
Macbeth: Lady Macbeth's Character
Macbeth: Lady Macbeth's Character

Duration: 05:01

An examination of the character of Lady Macbeth from Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.

 
Macbeth: Lady Macbeth's madness
Macbeth: Lady Macbeth's madness

Duration: 03:08

Actor Adjoa Andoh examines different interpretations of the sleepwalking scene in William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.

 
Macbeth: playing Lady Macbeth
Macbeth: playing Lady Macbeth

Duration: 01:48

Actor Rhys Ifans talks about different ways of playing Lady Macbeth.

 
Macbeth: the death of Lady Macbeth
Macbeth: the death of Lady Macbeth

Duration: 01:37

Adjoa Andoh examines Macbeth's reaction to Lady Macbeth's death in William Shakespeare's play.

 
Macbeth: the morning after scene
Macbeth: the morning after scene

Duration: 03:46

Actor Rhys Ifans discusses how to go about playing the character of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's play.

 
Macbeth: the portrayal of Lady Macbeth
Macbeth: the portrayal of Lady Macbeth

Duration: 02:34

Actor Adjoa Andoh examines Lady Macbeth's character, with extracts from various productions of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.

 
Macbeth: the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Macbeth: the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

Duration: 01:44

Actor Con O'Neill discusses Act 3 Scene 4 of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. He examines the breakdown in the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

 
Macbeth: the role of the witches
Macbeth: the role of the witches

Duration: 03:44

Actor Amita Dhiri explores the role and context of the witches in the opening to William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and how different directors have chosen to portray them.

 
Macbeth: the witches
Macbeth: the witches

Duration: 02:58

Actor Amita Dhiri explores different interpretations of Macbeth's initial meeting with the witches in William Shakespeare's play.

 
Othello: Act 1
Othello: Act 1

Duration: 06:04

'Othello' Act 1 - an extract from Shakespeare's Animated Tales.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Scene 2 - character of Romeo
Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Scene 2 - character of Romeo

Duration: 02:45

Actor Ashley Walters discusses his interpretation of Romeo's speech from Act 2 Scene 2 of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Extracts from the speech are used throughout to illustrate his points.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Scene 2 - Romeo's speech
Romeo and Juliet: Act 2 Scene 2 - Romeo's speech

Duration: 02:42

A reading of Romeo's opening speech from Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' Act 2 Scene 2 by Ashley Walters.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3

Duration: 05:03

'Romeo and Juliet' - Act 3. Extracts from the Shakespeare Animated Tales.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 1 - character of Mercutio
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 1 - character of Mercutio

Duration: 03:22

Actor James Alexandrou playing the role of Mercutio from Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', discusses the character's motivations, focusing specifically on his dying speech from Act 3 Scene 1.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 2 - how to play Juliet
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 2 - how to play Juliet

Duration: 03:38

Actress Lauren Socha is given advice from an acting coach on how to play the role of Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet'. Juliet's speech in Act 3 Scene 2 is specifically focused on.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 2 - Juliet's speech
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 2 - Juliet's speech

Duration: 01:02

A performance by Lauren Socha of Juliet's speech from Act 3 Scene 2 of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 5
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 5

Duration: 04:24

Various interpretations of the portrayal of William Shakespeare's Juliet in Act 3 Scene 5 of 'Romeo and Juliet'.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 5 (pt 1/2)
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 5 (pt 1/2)

Duration: 03:14

An adaptation of Act 3 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 5 (pt 2/2)
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 5 (pt 2/2)

Duration: 03:55

Continuing an adaptation of Act 3 Scene 5 of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 5 - Capulet's speech
Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 5 - Capulet's speech

Duration: 01:04

Actor Omid Djalili performs Capulet's speech from Act 3 Scene 5 of 'Romeo and Juliet'.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Capulet’s relationship with Juliet
Romeo and Juliet: Capulet’s relationship with Juliet

Duration: 03:24

Actor Omid Djalili discusses his motivations for playing the role of Lord Capulet in Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Focusing on Capulet's relationship with his daughter, Juliet, extracts are taken from Act 3 Scene 5 to exemplify its breakdown.

 
Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio's dying speech
Romeo and Juliet: Mercutio's dying speech

Duration: 01:49

Actor James Alexandrou performs Mercutio's speech from Act 3 Scene 1 of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'.

 

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