This mesmerising film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play following the English king and the events surrounding his campaign in the Battle of Agincourt won Sir Laurence Olivier an Academy Award for his outstanding achievement as an actor, producer and director (1944).
From the director of Citizen Kane comes the film adaptation of Macbeth. Orson Welles both directs and stars as the eponymous captain and future king of Scotland. Despite difficulties during production, Welles manages to truly capture the dark mood and atmosphere of the Scottish play on screen (1948).
Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor, as well as the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet is widely considered one the greatest Shakespeare adaptations in film history. Perfectly staged within vast, spiralling sets, the film masterfully portrays the growing madness of the Prince of Denmark (1948).
Shakespeare boxset of 3 (Hamlet, Henry 5, Macbeth)