Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king to ensure his ambitions come true. But he soon learns the meaning of terror - killing once, he must kill again and again, and the dead return to haunt him.
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AS YOU LIKE IT
When Rosalind is banished by her uncle Duke Frederick, who has usurped her father's throne, she flees to the forest of Arden. There, dressed as a boy to avoid discovery, she encounters the man she loves - Orlando, similarly forced into exile by his older brother Oliver - and resolves to remain in disguise to test his feelings or her.
HAMLET: PRINCE OF DENMARK
Murder and treachery at the court of the King of Denmark where the young Prince Hamlet seeks to avenge his father's murder at the hand of his brother Claudius.
Political unrest abounds in England after King Henry IV dies. His young son, Henry V, is left to take the throne and deal with suspected treason, the invasion of France, and a royal courtship. Two knaves and a braggart provide comic relief.
King Lear unwisely decides to divide his Kingdom among his three daughters, but treachery and greed lead to tragedy.
KING RICHARD III
Richard emerges from the chaos which surrounds the reign of Henry VI determined to become king by removing his elder brother Edward IV, by convincing him that their brother Clarence is plotting against the crown. The series of murders and conspiracies that Richard masterminds confirms his claim that "I am determined to prove a villain".
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
A Venetian merchant, Antonio, borrows money from Shylock, a Jewish money-lender, to help his friend Bassanio, woo the beautiful Portia. Shylock stipulates that if Antonio defaults, he will claim a pound of Antonio's flesh. When Antonio's ships are lost at sea, Shylock calls in the debt and Portia disguises herself as a lawyer to defend him.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
In this romantic comedy, Hermia is promised to Demetrius but is in love with Lysander. Helena is in love with Demetrius. The lovers flee to the forest, followed by Demetrius and Helena, where they meet the merry Puck with his magic love juice.
A tale of love, betrayal, secrets and intrigue. Psychology and wit pit strength and virtue against jealousy and evil agendas. The results leave no winners, only tragedy in the lives of the jealous Moor Othello, and his wife, Desdemona.
ROMEO AND JULIET
A romantic tragedy of two teenagers from rival families who fall in love. A sentence of exile and an impending arranged marriage force the two to flee. A friar suggests a ruse to accomplish their union, but miscommunication causes it to backfire.
Much-quoted and greatly loved, these sonnets have given rise to a great deal of debate as to the identity of the Dark Lady and the extent to which the content may be taken as autobiographical.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
The beautiful but sharp-tongued 'shrew' Katherina has sworn never to accept the demands of any would-be husband. But when Katherina is pursued by the wily Petruchio, it seems that she has finally met her match.
Prospero, Duke of Milan, is usurped and cast adrift with his daughter Miranda by his brother Antonio. Years later Prospero uses magical powers to cause a shipwreck, thus getting his revenge on Antonio.
A comedy about a brother and sister who are twins but when they are separated by a shipwreck, mistaken identities and lovers' problems precede their eventual reunion.