BritBox is set to launch the full BBC Television Shakespeare collection on its service in North America on May 26, marking the first time all 37 adaptations will be available to stream in one place.
The collection includes comedies and dramas celebrating the Bard’s iconic contributions to the theater. Among the plays are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It, featuring Oscar winner Dame Helen Mirren; Cymbeline, with Robert Lindsay; Henry VI Part 1, with Oscar winner Brenda Blethyn; The Taming of the Shrew, featuring Emmy winner John Cleese; and Romeo and Juliet, with Golden Globe winner Alan Rickman.
“Never before have all 37 of BBC’s Shakespeare collection been available in one place, as a huge Shakespeare connoisseur, selfishly I wanted this for myself, I hope everyone feels the same,” said Soumya Sriraman, president and CEO BritBox. “We continue on our promise to be the only authentic British service available.”