Shakespeare plays available online

The Media Resources Center now offers streaming video of 13 plays from the redoubtable BBC Shakespeare Library (As You Like It; Comedy of Errors; Hamlet; Julius Caesar; Macbeth; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Much Ado About Nothing; Othello; Richard III; Romeo and Juliet; Taming of the Shrew; The Tempest; Twelfth Night). We hope to add to this list early in the Fall.

We have licensed and digitized these videos for use by UCB students, faculty, and staff (CalNet ID and passphrase required).  To view them, go to our BBC Shakespeare Online page.

For more information, see:

Wikipedia article: BBC Television Shakespeare

Bulman, James C. “The BBC Shakespeare And ‘House Style’.”
Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 5, Special Issue: Teaching Shakespeare (1984), pp. 571-581

Jorgens, Jack.  “The BBC-TV Shakespeare Series.”
Shakespeare Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Summer, 1979), pp. 411-415