Joe Murphy is a theatre director working in London. In this video he talks about how he started his career, what he loves about his job and what it's like directing Shakespeare plays.

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Scotland is at war, and the hero of the battle is Macbeth. This is the story of Macbeth's rise to power, and the terrible consequences of his ambition.

In the Italian city of Verona, two families hate each other. Romeo is from the Montague family and Juliet is a Capulet, but they fall in love at first sight. This is their tragic love story.

We are in Denmark, and Hamlet's father, the king, is now dead. Hamlet's uncle has married Hamlet’s mother, and become the new king. A ghost appears, saying he is the dead king, and tells Hamlet he must take revenge.

In a beautiful Italian town, love is in the air. But the path of true love is never easy, especially when other people try to cause problems.

Prospero was once the ruler of Milan, but he has been trapped on an island with his daughter for 12 years. When he uses his magic to create a violent storm, we see that he has a plan for his enemies.

He was the greatest writer in the English language and is known around the world. But how much do you really know about William Shakespeare and his life?

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