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Stream these Shakespeare plays online

February 4, 2021 by TodayTix
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William Shakespeare’s plays stand the test of time. The British Bard has impacted worldwide theatre so much that wherever you are in the world, it’s likely that city is hosting a Shakespeare play somewhere. Sadly, global quarantines have put a halt to in-person productions, but even Shakespeare has gone online.

With a huge variety of places to stream Shakespeare content as well as modern Shakespeare adaptations, Shakespeare fanatics can watch all the classics to their heart’s desire. But, if you’ve got a favorite Shakespeare play or you want to explore all of his works, you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s all the Shakespeare streams you can watch on TodayTix, all available on demand. 

Shakespeare streams to watch online

The Adventures of Pericles

When a violent, windy storm ushers in love for the Prince of Tyre, he cannot believe his luck. But, as quickly as romantic feelings come to shore, they’re swept away to sea. Spurred on by hope and thoughts of an idyllic future, Pericles makes it his life mission to wander the waters for a perfect reunion. Can fate guide Pericles? Can love be reconciled once and for all? Shakespeare’s rarely performed dark romance is an epic journey that’s both mysterious and endearing.

Watch the Stratford Festival production on demand.

Antony and Cleopatra
Jennifer Mogbock, Yanna McIntosh and Sophia Walker in Antony and Cleopatra (Photo by David Hou)

Antony and Cleopatra

After Julius Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony’s power has grown significantly. Ruling the Roman Republic in a triumvirate, Antony needs to keep a level head at all times to ensure the safety of his citizens. Quickly, he’s led astray by Cleopatra, surrendering his beliefs to her wishes. They’re a domineering couple, but their actions change the course of global politics. Shakespeare’s fiery love story proves fatal in Antony and Cleopatra, where too much passion can be dangerous.

Watch the Stratford Festival production on demand.

Dream

Presenting A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a virtual forest is exactly what we need in 2021. For the Royal Shakespeare Company’s latest online venture, they’ve combined theatre and gaming technology for an immersive production like no other, where you can interact with cast members during the show. So, get ready for this dreamlike journey, available from March 12 – 20.

Hamlet

Prince Hamlet’s life is on the rocks. Grieving over his father, his mother has already begun a new life and his uncle Claudius rules over a nation. Hamlet held monarchical rights as heir, now he’s feeling lonely and confused. When a shocking secret is revealed to him via his father’s ghost, can Hamlet avenge his father’s death? One of Shakespeare’s prolific works, we’ve just got one thought for you. To watch or not to watch, that is the question?

Watch the Stratford Festival production on demand.

King John
Tom McCamus in King John (Photo by David Hou)

King John

The history of England in the Middle Ages tells of bloody battles: rebellions, executions, and challenging the rule was commonplace. So, when Richard the Lionheart is pronounced dead, England and France go to war. Enter King John, the new King of England, who must deal with calls of illegitimate rule. Bloody battles loom, but the two nations continue to champion their separate causes. A gruesome Shakespearean history, King John asks how ambition can rule over action. Available on demand.

Watch the Stratford Festival production on demand.

King Lear

Coming to the end of his reign, King Lear plans his division of power, with his three daughters receiving new political responsibilities. Dissatisfied with the outcome, greed engulfs their thoughts, resulting in a divided kingdom where madness ensues. Can King Lear bring his country back? Don’t miss this iconic Shakespeare play.

Watch the Stratford Festival production on demand.

Love's Labour's Lost
Company of Love’s Labour’s Lost (Photo by David Hou)

Love’s Labour’s Lost

It’s happened to all of us. As soon as you commit to singlehood, an ideal partner comes along. That’s what happens in Love’s Labours Lost, as four young men swear to devote their lives to education. That education changes to learning about the art of womanhood, as the male quartet are swept off their feet by a company of women. Studying the opposite sex is an academic test unlike any exam in this Shakespeare comedy.

Watch the Stratford Festival production on demand.

Macbeth

Just because the title of “that Scottish play” shouldn’t be said at the theatre, you can say it in the comfort of your own home when watching. After a bloody civil War, Macbeth is driven by his desire to seek ultimate power. Mix in bewitching prophecies and dreaming up weapons, Macbeth’s path to murder and power is set. Trying to seize the throne is one thing, but doing it is another. Shakespeare’s haunting play has been staged worldwide, but now it’s available to stream whenever you wish.

Watch the Stratford Festival production on demand.

Romeo and Juliet
Jamie Mac and Zlatomir Moldovanaski in Romeo and Juliet (Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)

Romeo and Juliet

As soon as Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet lay eyes on one another, they’ve found their soulmate. Their relationship is quickly curtailed; their feuding families cannot cope with them seeing each other. Sacrificing their lives to be together, Romeo and Juliet is a heartbreaking tale of love, life, and deep heartache.

Watch the Stratford Festival production on demand.

The Taming of the Shrew

Two sisters find themselves in different situations. Katherina, the older sister, is wed to Petruchio, but she’s constantly manipulated by her partner in every situation. It’s her younger sister Bianca that men are vying for however; she’s the ideal woman. But does courtship or conquest make a bride? Holding power is vital in The Taming of the Shrew, but mental and emotional battles are just as important too.

Watch the Stratford Festival production on demand.

Timon of Athens
Cast of Timon of Athens (Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)

Timon of Athens

Timon loves to celebrate whenever possible. Showering his friends with lavish gifts, he remains a popular member of the Greek elite. But, when you give something to a friend, you’d expect the favor to be reciprocated. That doesn’t help for Timon — he’s left to fend for himself. Will Timon continue to support Athens? A tale of extreme wealth and mankind, see how communities respect one another.

Watch the Stratford Festival production on demand.