Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Shakespeare Filmography

Film versions and adaptions of individual plays are given in the introduction pages of each play. Here are films regarding Shakespeare and the authorship question.

Anonymous. Starring Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Derek Jacobi. Columbia Pictures, 2012. Finally puts forth the Earl of Oxford as the real “Shakes-speare.”

Last Will. & Testament. A documentary accompanying Anonymous and starring … me! (for about 40 seconds). PBS, 2012.

A Midwinter’s Tale. Dir. Kenneth Branagh. Castle Rock, 1995. Kenneth Branagh wrote this charming story of a struggling band of actors trying to stage Hamlet.

Nobody’s Fool. Starring Rosanna Arquette, Eric Roberts. Island Pictures, 1986. Cassie gets inspired by a Shakespeare play, gets to do some lighting on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and performs a Juliet scene; then gets the hell out of town.

Shakespeare in Love. Starring Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Colin Firth. Universal/Miramax, 1999. Superb entertainment that makes no Shakespearean sense.

Theater of Blood. Starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg. MGM, 1973. Lifelong Shakespearean actor takes Shakespearean vengeance on the critics who ignored him. The familiar Shakespearean actor Michael Hordern dies in Caesar fashion. Vincent Price married Coral Browne.