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BBC Shakespeare plays

Television adaptations of many plays by William Shakespeare, produced by British Broadcasting between 1978 and 1985. All productions are traditional interpretations of the plays set in either Shakespeare's own time (1564 to 1616) or in the historical period of the events depicted (such as ancient Rome for Julius Caesar, or circa 1400 for Richard II etc). Casts include notable classic actors such as John Gielgud, Patrick Stewart, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Jane Lapotaire. Hofstra provides access to the most popular of the plays and can license additional titles quickly. 

The following titles are currently licensed for immediate access:

Antony and Cleopatra

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Henry IV, Part I

King Lear

Measure for measure


Richard the Second

Romeo and Juliet

The Tempest

If you would like access to other BBC Shakespeare plays, contact Sarah McCleskey at 516-463-5076 or  Access can be arranged quickly. 

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From the list above, right click on the title of video you want to use and click "copy link location" or "copy link address."  Then paste that link into Blackboard or wherever you want to share with your students.

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