Shakespeare Collection

Scenesaver is delighted to showcase the incredible variety of online performances of and about Shakespeare shared on Scenesaver.

From Zoom adaptations during lockdown, reinterpretations focusing on female characters, pre-pandemic full length performances filmed outdoors and a web-series of global proportions, the Bard continues to inspire creatives and new approaches.

King Lear

>>SUBTITLED VERSION AVAILABLE HERE Jo Emery Productions presents a modern, abridged adaptation of “KING LEAR” by William Shakespeare, originally performed as a live stream production from the Pump House Theatre Watford from 12th to 15th May 2021. Set in the Corporate world, Lear is the CEO dividing up his Property […]

The Show Must Go Online – Richard III

The Show Must Go Online was created by Rob Myles in less than a week in response to COVID-19. It brings together a global cast of all levels of experience to perform Shakespeare’s plays live and online every week in the order they were believed to have been written. Richard […]

DOING SHAKESPEARE

The Felching Players meet on Zoom to present their online digital Shakespeare festival to the world. Unfortunately, each actor has learned a different play but they carry on regardless, resulting in a befuddled performance of the Bard’s work. Shakespearean plays and thespian egos collide in this virtual comedy by David […]

Dear Shakespeare

A self written performance by Kate Boleyn on why Shakespeare has an impact on her, a letter to Shakespeare. A filmed rehearsal performance of what is to become a one woman show. Find out more: Kate Boleyn

Shakespeare Republic: Launce, The Two Gentlemen Of Verona

PHOEBE ANNE TAYLOR as “LAUNCE” from THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA “I am the dog!” Isolation can do odd things to all of us, but if we have a companion, it can make all the difference … Filmed in isolation & directed via Zoom in real time during the COVID-19 […]

The Tempest

With a spirit of the supernatural, The Tempest is a story of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment set on a remote and mysterious desert island. With enchantments and treachery at every turn, will anyone ever make it off? Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company’s June 2014 production of The Tempest by William […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them to celebrate their 15th year with Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” To honour Duke Theseus’ wedding, a group of rustic artisans – and would-be thespians – […]

William Shakespeare’s Henry V

(Created by actors working from home and performing over zoom. in June 2021. As the actors are using home equipment and some are based in rural areas with slower internet, image resolution may vary) Set in a lightly post-apocalyptic near-future, this production of Henry V is cast gender-blind. Download the […]

PHEBE: ‘Think not I love him …’

A resident of Love Arden has a rant about her love/hate object.—from As You Like It >> Watch subtitled version Part of the ‘Shakespeare (she/her)’ digital project: 35 videos featuring Shakespeare’s women in contemporary contexts ‘… witty, arresting, poignant and powerful’—Dr Chris Laoutaris, Shakespeare Institute

Shakespeare Republic: Macbeth (Macbeth)

ROBERT MYLES as “MACBETH” from MACBETH – Filmed in isolation & directed in real time via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 “There is none but he Whose being I do fear.” Meet Macbeth, a titan of industry, who, having reached the heights of power and acclaim via dubious […]

The Show Must Go Online – Romeo & Juliet

The Show Must Go Online was created by Rob Myles in less than a week in response to COVID-19. It brings together a global cast of all levels of experience to perform Shakespeare’s plays live and online every week in the order they were believed to have been written. Romeo […]

The Travesty of Richard III

Join a cast of two as they cheerfully present a whole host of goodies and baddies in The Bard’s chilling tale of plots, prophecies and power. Prepare yourself for a great deal of lamenting, dissembling and beholding! Plus some more lamenting… Filmed by the two members of the cast, each […]

SHAKESPEARE REPERTOIRE

This is possibly one of the few times that children as young as 8 have performed Shakespeare in the original Early modern English! The students have worked on A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night.

Iago

In the wake of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign, people from formerly under-represented groups have been elevated into positions of power and responsibility. Most of us accept that for too long, able bodied white men have had an unfair advantage but not everyone agrees with positive discrimination. Iago, an experienced […]

The Show Must Go Online – The Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, The Comedy of Errors. The Show Must Go Online was created by Rob Myles in less than a week in response to COVID-19. It brings together a global cast to perform Shakespeare’s plays live and online every week in the order they were believed to have been […]

ARIEL: ‘I boarded the king’s ship’

A fantasy dance aboard SS Great Britain—from ‘The Tempest’ >> Watch with subtitles Part of Shakespeare (she/her), 35 videos featuring Shakespeare’s women in contemporary contexts. ‘… witty, arresting, poignant and powerful’—Dr Chris Laoutaris, Shakespeare Institute

Shakespeare Republic: Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

SARAH PEACHEY as “TITANIA” from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Filmed in isolation & directed in real time via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 “We are their parents and original” Meet Titania, who has discovered a new purpose in lockdown, despite her husband’s dismissal of her ideas, and […]

The Tempest

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them for Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest. “My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up.” 12 years ago, Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his brother washes up on a distant […]

Shakespeare Republic: The Chorus, Henry V

MIGUEL PEREZ as “THE CHORUS” from HENRY V #AllTheWebsAStage “Oh, for a muse of fire that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention. A kingdom for a stage, princes to act and monarchs to behold the swelling scene!” Meet “The Chorus” – at a time when our four walls are […]

The Show Must Go Online – Hamlet

The Show Must Go Online was created by Rob Myles in less than a week in response to COVID-19. It brings together a global cast of all levels of experience to perform Shakespeare’s plays live and online every week in the order they were believed to have been written. The […]

Shakespeare Republic: Rosalind (As You Like It)

JESSICA MARTIN as “ROSALIND” from AS YOU LIKE IT with guest actor FALON RYAN as “PHEBE” – Filmed in isolation & directed in real time via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 “Who might be your mother?” Meet Rosalind, who, having been stood up on a Zoom date has […]

SONNET 95: ‘How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame’

Urban peer pressure. >>Watch with subtitles Part of ‘Shakespeare (she/her)’, 35 videos featuring Shakespeare’s women in contemporary contexts. ‘… witty, arresting, poignant and powerful’—Dr Chris Laoutaris, Shakespeare Institute

The Show Must Go Online – Titus Andronicus

The Show Must Go Online was created by Rob Myles in less than a week in response to COVID-19. It brings together a global cast of all levels of experience to perform Shakespeare’s plays live and online every week in the order they were believed to have been written. Titus […]

Marlowe’s Ghost

William Shakespeare, now retired and living in Stratford-upon-Avon is haunted by the ghost of a fellow playwright, assassinated nearly a quarter century before. Marlowe’s Ghost provides an answer to two great mysteries; the reason why Shakespeare aged forty seven, retired at the height of his powers and also why he […]