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Shakespeare & Beyond

Your guide to streaming Shakespeare in April

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth with the bloody daggers

Folger Theatre and Two River Theatre’s “Macbeth,” with Ian Merrill Peakes and Kate Eastwood Norris, is streaming fro free through July 1. Photo: T. Charles Erickson.

While audiences are staying home, theaters around the world are making films of their performances available online, along with monologues, poems, virtual workshops, and other excellent educational resources. So, if you’re looking for something new to watch, tune in and pay your favorite theater a visit from afar. (If you can, consider making a donation. It’s a great way to support a theater company that may be struggling without its regular ticket sales).

Below, you’ll find a list of streaming shows and other online resources from theaters, as well as a look at Shakespearean films on streaming platforms like Amazon Prime, HBO Go, and Kanopy.

What are you watching? Is there something we missed? Are you streaming outside the US? Give us your recommendations in the comments.


thank you

Lawrence Wayman — April 11, 2020

Thanks for the great list! One important addition: the Stratford Festival has just announced that on April 23 it will begin free online screenings of the 12 productions it’s recorded in recent years. Details to follow at

Kenneth Graham — April 17, 2020