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BritBox is launching soon the full BBC Television Shakespeare Collection, marking the first time all 37 adaptations will be available to stream in one place.

Hamlet on BritBox
Hamlet: Derek Jacobi as Hamlet — Photo courtesy of BritBox

Starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020, BritBox subscribers in North America will be able to stream the BBC’s television adaptations of William Shakespeare‘s 37 plays — some of the finest works of comedy and drama in the English language.

Said Soumya Sriraman, President & CEO BritBox:

“Never before have all 37 of BBC’s Shakespeare collection been available in one place, as a huge Shakespeare connoisseur, selfishly I wanted this for myself, I hope everyone feels the same.”

The titles in the collection include:

  1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream — with Oscar® winner Dame Helen Mirren
  2. All’s Well That Ends Well — with Oscar® nominee Celia Johnson, BAFTA winner Michael Hordern
  3. Antony and Cleopatra — with BAFTA nominee Jane Lapotaire, Ian Charleson
  4. As You Like It — with Oscar® winner Dame Helen Mirren
  5. Cymbeline — with BAFTA winner Robert Lindsay
  6. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark — with Emmy® winner Derek Jacobi, BAFTA winner Claire Bloom, Golden Globes® nominee Patrick Stewart
  7. Henry IV Part I — with Jon Finch, David Gwillim, Anthony Quayle, Clive Swift
  8. Henry IV Part II — with Rob Edwards, David Neal
  9. Henry V — with Emmy® nominee John Abineri
  10. Henry VI Part I — with Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn
  11. Henry VI Part II — with John Benfield, Peter Benson, David Burke, Arthur Cox
  12. Henry VI Part III — with Gerald Blackmore, Michael Byrne, Antony Brown
  13. Henry VIII — with BAFTA nominees Ronald Pickup and Timothy West
  14. Julius Caesar — with Richard Pasco, Charles Gray, Keitch Michell, David Collings, John Sterland
  15. King Lear — with Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn, BAFTA nominees Michael Hordern and Michael Kitchen, Screen Actors Guild Awards winner Penelope Wilton
  16. Love’s Labour’s Lost — with Emmy® winner David Warner
  17. Macbeth — with BAFTA nominees Nicol Williamson and Jane Lapotaire
  18. Measure for Measure — with Oscar® nominee Kate Nelligan, BAFTA winner Tim Pigott-Smith
  19. Much Ado About Nothing — with BAFTA winner Robert Lindsay, Cherie Lunghi
  20. Othello — with Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins
  21. Pericles, Prince of Tyre — with Edward Petherbridge, John Woodvine
  22. Richard II — with BAFTA winner Derek Jacobi, Oscar® winner John Gielgud
  23. Romeo and Juliet — with Golden Globe® winner Alan Rickman
  24. The Comedy of Errors — with BAFTA nominee Michael Kitchen, Golden Globes® nominee Roger Daltrey
  25. The Life and Death of King John — with BAFTA nominee Lenoard Rossiter, BAFTA winner John Thaw
  26. The Merchant of Venice — with Emmy® nominee John Rhys-Davies, John Nettles
  27. The Merry Wives of Windsor — with Oscar® nominees Alan Bennett and Judy Davis, BAFTA nominees Richard Griffiths and Prunella Scales
  28. The Taming of the Shrew — with Emmy® winner John Cleese
  29. The Tempest — with BAFTA winner Michael Hordern, Oscar® nominee Nigel Hawthorne, BAFTA nominee Andrew Sachs
  30. The Tragedy of Coriolanus — with Paul Jesson, Ray Roberts, Leon Lissek
  31. The Tragedy of Richard III — with Ron Cook, BAFTA winner Annette Crosbie
  32. Timon of Athens — with Oscar® nominee Jonathan Pryce
  33. Titus Andronicus — with Emmy® winner Dame Eileen Atkins
  34. Troilus and Cressida — with BAFTA nominee Anton Lesser, Suzanne Burden
  35. Twelfth Night — with Golden Globes® nominee Alec McCowen, BAFTA nominee Robert Hardy, Felicity Kendal, BAFTA winners Annette Crosbie and Robert Lindsay, IFTA winner Sinéad Cusack
  36. Two Gentlemen of Verona — with Frank Barrie, Tessa Peake-Jones, Michael Byrne
  37. Winter’s Tale — with BAFTA nominee Jeremy Kemp, John Welsh, David Burke, Robert Stephens


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