Internet Shakespeare Editions

Shakespeare in Performance

The Shakespeare in Performance (SIP) database features materials from over 1000 film and stage productions related to Shakespeare's works. You can view director's notes, images of stage and costume design, performance stills, posters, information about a particular company or festival and the actors involved in Shakespeare performance, and cast and crew listings.

You can access the information with the browse and search options.


You can read reviews of Shakespeare productions in Scene, our new semi-annual reviewing journal, launched in April 2017. Contact Scene editor, Dr. Kevin Quarmby, at


You can also search through production artefacts, including: programs, prompt books, costume designs, set designs, performance stills, interviews, and performance clips from several productions of Shakespeare's plays. Email the General Performance Editor, Dr. Elizabeth Pentland, at, for more information about using the artefacts.


Interested in having your company's production materials included in the database? Please consult our submission guidelines and email the General Performance Editor, Dr. Elizabeth Pentland, at

Technical information

For more information about the technical development of this site, please visit the About page.


We are grateful to the many organizations that make this database possible, especially the , the ISE's Regional Editors who liaise with their local theater companies and contribute metadata to SIP, theaters that contribute materials and the scholars who compiled the Shakespeare on film data.