The MacPherson Library has a wide selection of performances of Shakespeare's plays, many of them bought specifically for this course. You will be able to borrow most of these tapes for home use.
The Taming of the Shrew
- The Taming of the Shrew. Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1987. 122 min. Director: Franco Zeffirelli. Originally released in 1967 as a motion picture presented by Columbia Pictures Corporation. PR2832 A2Z44. 3 copies.
Cast: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Natasha Pyne, Michael York.
- The Taming of the Shrew. Embassy Home Entertainment, 1983. 53 min. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. PR2832 A2D4.
- The Taming of the Shrew. BBC Television, 1980. 125 min. Director: Jonathan Miller. PR2832 A2M54. 2 copies.
Cast: Sarah Badel, John Cleese.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935). Director: Max Reinhardt. PR2827 A2R42. Black and white film.
Cast: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland, Mickey Rooney.
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968). Director: Peter Hall. PR2827 A2H28. Film adapted from a stage production.
Cast: David Warner, Diana Rigg, Ian Richardson, Judi Dench.
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981, BBC). Director: Jonathon Miller. Made for television.
Cast: Helen Mirren, Peter McEnery, Nigel Davenport.
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1982). Producer: Joseph Papp. PR2827 A2A73. Filmed from an open-air stage production.
Cast: William Hurt, Michele Shay, Marcell Rosenblatt, Jeffrey DeMunn.
- And there is the recent film of the play, which may be in video by the time you take this course...
Much Ado about Nothing
- Much Ado about Nothing. Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1993. 110 min. Directed and adapted by Kenneth Branagh. Originally released in 1993 as a motion picture. PR2828 A2B65. 3 copies.
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Richard Briers, Michael Keaton, Robert Sean Leonard, Keanu Reeves, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Kate Beckinsale, Brian Blessed.
- Much Ado about Nothing. BBC Television, 1984. 150 min. Produced for television by the BBC. PR2828 A2B87.
Cast: Cherie Lunghi (Beatrice), Robert Lindsay (Benedick), Robert Reynolds (Claudio).
The Merchant of Venice
- The Merchant of Venice. Live Home Video, 1993. 131 min. Director: Jonathan Miller. A television version of Jonathan Miller's London stage production of The Merchant of Venice. PR2825 A2S47.
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett, Michael Jayston.
- The Merchant of Venice. BBC Television in association with Time-Life Television, 1982. 150 min. Director: Jonathan Miller. Produced for television by the BBC. PR2825 A2G65. 2 copies.
Cast: John Franklin-Robbins, John Nettles, Richard Morand, Kenneth Graham, Gemma Jones, Susan Jameson, Warren Mitchell, Daniel Mitchell, Peter Gale.
- The Tempest (1980, BBC). Director: John Gorrie. Made for television. PR2833 A23B75.
Cast: Michael Hordern, Pippa Guard.
Measure for Measure
- Measure for Measure. BBC Television in association with Time-Life Television, 1979. 146 min. Producer: Cedric Messina; Director: Desmond Davis. Produced for television by the BBC. PR2824 A2D37. 2 copies.
Cast: Kenneth Colley, Kate Nelligan, Tim Pigott-Smith, John McEnery, Christopher Strauli, Jacqueline Pearce, Kevin Stoney.
The Winter's Tale
- The Winter's Tale. BBC Enterprises, 1980. 185 min. Director: Jonathan Miller. Produced for television by the BBC. PR2839 A2M54. 2 copies.
Cast: Jeremy Kemp (Leontes), Anna Calder-Marshall (Hermione), John Welsh (Archidamus), David Burke (Camillo), Robert Stephens (Polixenes), Jeremy Dimmick (Maxillius), Merelina Kendall (Emilia).
This page last updated on 1 December 2003.
Send queries to Michael Best, English Department, University of Victoria, Victoria B.C. V8W 3W1, Canada.