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General Sites

  • Shakespeare on Film (a little out of date, but a good resource for older film versions)
  • Shakespearing on Your VCR -- a handy guide to Shakespeare videos
  • My own selected list of Shakespeare on video
    bardolatry.com, an amateur but interesting site -- Debra Murphy's well-informed notes and opinions on various Shakespeare films and adaptations, with lots of great links.
  • Poor Yorick's Film Emporium -- the indispensable source for Shakespeare multimedia and Shakespeare-on-Film information --- located in our "neighborhood," Stratford, Ontario.  Not just a great catalog, but now featuring articles, contests, and other fun events.
  • Specific Movies:

    Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh) Movie Links
    Hamlet 2000 (starring Ethan Hawke)
    William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Love's Labours Lost (Branagh's latest)
    Moonlighting: Atomic Shakespeare (Taming of the Shrew)
    O (updated version of Othello starring Mekhi Phifer)
    Richard III (the Ian McKellen version)
    Romeo + Juliet (the recent version starring Leonard DiCaprio and Clair Danes)
    Romeo and Juliet -- a page devoted to the 1968 Zefferelli film
    Twelfth Night (Trevor Nunn's romantic 1996 production)
    Titus (Andronicus -- cool Shockwave Flash site)
    Ten Things I Hate About You (teen revamping of The Taming of the Shrew)
    Scotland, PA (Funny updating of Macbeth to a 1970's fast-food restaurant)
    Elizabeth (not a Shakespeare play, but a great -- though not historically accurate -- film about Shakespeare's queen)

    Shakespeare in Love:

  • Shakespeare in Love-Miramax
  • Shakespeare in Love Filmclips
  • Welcome to Shakespeare in Love (interviews and picture gallery)
  • SIL Education page (helpful analysis and backgrounds)
  • Steven Marx's "Shakespeare in Love" page (a professor at Cal Poly who's created terrific intereactive sites related to Shakespeare studies)
  • Video: Selected Scenes and Trailer From the Film 'Shakespeare In Love' (NY Times site -- must be a registered subscriber [it's free] to view)
  • Other film-related Sites:

    The Kenneth Branagh Compendium (it's a gushy fan site, but offers updates on Branagh's latest Shakespeare projects)

    The Internet Movie Database: keyword search: Shakespeare

    The Play's The Thing: Transcript of a 1997 PBS report on the popularity of Shakespeare in film



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