Chairpotato Presents : Classic Literature on YouTube

A series of video productions of classic literature which you can watch free on YouTube

A series of video productions of classic literature which you can watch free on YouTube


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This Knol should be cited as : '"Chairpotato Presents : Classic Literature on YouTube", by Will Johnson,, at  Copyright 2009, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License'

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Hamlet (1948) classic literature drama (playlist - complete), produced and directed by Laurence Olivier
    Starring Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons
    And notice Peter Cushing as "Osric"
    Won Best Picture Oscar for 1948, Best Actor for Laurence Olivier

Shakespeare Retold on YouTube

Jane Austen on YouTube
Charles Dickens on YouTube
    • Warning: Although this is a "musical", the music was so utterly horrible it made my ears bleed.  You are welcome to fast-forward through it.

Oscar Wilde on YouTube

Other Classic Literature on YouTube

The Taming of the Shrew (1967) classic literature comedy (playlist - complete) added 11 Aug 09
    directed by Franco Zeffirelli
    starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and note the premier of Michael York (as Lucentio)
Shakespeare's classic tale of a fortune-hunting husband, who through patient nonsense ends by taming his newly-married wife's shrewish tongue.
Doctor Faustus (1967) classic literature drama fantasy added 14 Sep 09
    starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor
A learned man, decides to study the art of magic. He agrees to sell his soul to Lucifer in exchange for a long life and power.
    Moody, dark, atmospheric.  Not however one of their better pairings.

Life of Brian (1979) classic literature comedy added 05 Aug 09
starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
playlist created 3 months ago, from videos uploaded 10 months ago
With the story of Jesus as background, this movie tells the story of his contemporary Brian, an unwilling "holy man".

Twelfth Night (1996) classic literature comedy added 14 Aug 09
    starring Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E Grant, Nigel Hawthorne, Ben Kingsley, Mel Smith
    Imelda Staunton, Toby Stephens, Imogen Stubbs
    Shakespeare's classic tale of disguises, mistaken identifies and romantic twists

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