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—Some of these films are only available to buy as physical products, but the majority are available for immediate download or streaming.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) dir. Michael Hoffman w/ Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Kline, Calista Flockhart
Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra (1974) dir. Trevor Nunn, w/ Janet Suzman, Richard Johnson, Patrick Stewart, Colin Redgrave
Coriolanus (2011) dir. Ralph Fiennes, starring Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Vanessa Redgrave
Hamlet (2009) dir. Gregory Doran, w/ David Tennant, Patrick Stewart
Hamlet (1990) dir. Franco Zeffirelli, w/ Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield
Hamlet (1996) dir. and starring Kenneth Branagh, w/ Julie Christie, Derek Jacobi, Kate Winslet, Billy Crystal
Henry V (1989) dir. and starring Kenneth Branagh, Paul Scofield, Judi Dench, Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi
King Lear (2008) dir. Trevor Nunn, starring Ian McKellen
Macbeth (2010) dir. Rupert Goold, w/ Patrick Stewart, Kate Fleetwood
Othello (1995) dir. Oliver Parker, w/ Laurence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh, Irène Jacob
Richard III (1995) dir. Richard Loncraine, w/ Ian McKellen, Annette Benning, Robert Downey Jr., Maggie Smith
Richard III (1955) dir. and starring Laurence Olivier, w/ Ralph Richardson, Claire Bloom
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet (1968) dir. Franco Zeffirelli, w/ Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice (2004) dir. Michael Radford, w/ Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew (1967) dir. Franco Zeffirelli, w/ Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton
—Shakespeare's Globe in London puts on fabulous plays and frequently films its performances. You can find their filmed performances here.
Recommended Globe productions:
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen. The modern library editions are available as individual paperbacks as well, which is how I buy them. Also available on Kindle.
A Canadian TV series about a Shakespeare theatre company. It is superb. It used to be available on Netflix, but no longer. It's available to buy on Amazon for an exorbitant price, which I would pay twice over for this collection.