Saturday, September 14, 2013

Written and Inspired by Shakespeare

No name has ever been uttered more than William Shakespeare so it seems only fitting our first list goes to the Great Bard. 

The Hollow Crown Series:
Henry IV: Part 1
Henry IV: Part 2
Henry V
Richard II

Laurence Olivier (1948)
Mel Gibson (1990)
Kenneth Branagh (1996)
Ethan Hawke (2000)

directed by Roman Polanski (2002)
Patrick Stewart (2010)

Much Ado About Nothing
Kenneth Branagh (1998)
Joss Whedon (2013)

Romeo and Juliet
John Barrymore (1936)
Franco Zeffirelli (1968)

Midsummer Night's Dream
James Cagney (1935)
Helen Mirren (1969)
Kevin Kline (1999)

Laurence Fishburne (1995)

Twelfth Night
Trevor Nunn (1996)

Taming of the Shrew
Elizabeth Taylor (1967)

Henry V
Laurence Olivier (1944)

Richard III
Laurence Olivier (1955)

As You Like It
Brendan Hughes (2010)

Love Labour's Lost
Kenneth Branagh (2000)
Ian Russell (2010)

Merchant of Venice
Al Pacino (2004)
Laurence Olivier

Ralph Fiennes (2012)

Helen Mirren (2010)
Christopher Plummer (2010)

West Side Story
Shakespeare in Love
Strange Brew
My Own Private Idaho
Were the World Mine
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Forbidden Planet
She's the Man
Theatre of Blood
Lion in Winter
Gnomeo and Juliet
Letters to Juliet
Romeo Must Die
Warm Bodies
This is Hamlet
This is Macbeth
Never Say Macbeth

Looking for Richard
Shakespeare's Women and Claire Bloom
Shakespeare High
Acting Shakespeare
Last Will and Testament

TV Shows
10 Things I Hate about You
Black Adder Series 1
Doctor Who "The Shakespearean Code"
Shakespeare Uncovered
CSI NY "Blood Sweat and Tears"
30 Rock "The Shower Principle"
RSC: Hamlet

Inside the Royal Shakespeare Company by Colin Chambers
Shakespeare by Bill Bryson
Shakespeare by Peter Ackroyd
Will in the World by Stephen Greenblatt
How Shakespeare Changed Everything by Stephen Marche
Shakespeare After All by Marjorie Garber
Fool by Christopher Moore
The Madness of Love by Katherine Davies
Dead Father's Club by Matt Haig
My Name is Will by Jess Winfield
Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis
Sandman Dream Country: A Midsummer Night's Dream by Neil Gaiman
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Philips
Me and Orson Welles by Robert Kaplow
Romeo and Juliet and Vampires by Claudia Gabel
Shakespeare Undead by Lori Handeland
William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Audio Books
Macbeth (Alan Cumming)

Royal Shakespeare Company
Reduced Shakespeare Company
The BardCast

Shakespeare Pro
Shakespeare in Bits

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