The Shakespeare Project

As with The Playlist, the rules are simple: one track for every production, so long as it captures something of the essence of the play (or production).

Prologue: Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Cole Porter *

Taming of the Shrew: Kiss With A Fist, Florence + the Machine
Henry VI: The Queen’s Funeral March, Henry Purcell
Two Gentlemen of Verona: The Beginning of the Partnership, Stephen Warbeck 
Titus Andronicus: Revenge Wheel, Elliot Goldenthal *
Richard III: A Hard Day’s Night, Peter Sellers
The Comedy of Errors: Boys Will Be Boys, The Ordinary Boys
Love’s Labour’s Lost: I Get A Kick Out Of You, Cole Porter *
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Introduction - Over hill, Over dale, Benjamin Britten * 
Romeo and Juliet: Talk Show Host, Radiohead * 
Richard II: Bolingbroke, Paul Englishby *
King John: John is King, Marc Streitenfeld
The Merchant of Venice: The Quality of Mercy, Michelle Shocked
Henry 4: Anarchy in the U.K., Sex Pistols
Much Ado About Nothing: Overture, from Much Ado About Nothing, Patrick Doyle *

Interlude – To build a Globe: Building the Barn, Maurice Jarre

Henry V: The Half-killed, Dario Marianelli
As You Like It: Life in Technicolor, Coldplay
Julius Caesar: Stuff Happens, Alan John
Hamlet: “When I am laid in earth”, Henry Purcell *
The Merry Wives of Windsor: Cuckold, Tripod
Twelfth Night: Gay Pirates, Cosmo Jarvis
Troilus and Cressida: Briseis and Achilles, James Horner 
Othello: Rap Othello, The Reduced Shakespeare Company *
Measure for Measure: Boy Gets Girl, Alan John
All’s Well That Ends Well: Hunter, Bj√∂rk *
Timon of Athens: The Golden Cavern, David Arnold
King Lear: Untitled (music box opening), Bree van Reyk *
Macbeth: Red Right Hand, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Antony and Cleopatra: Strength and Honor, Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard
Coriolanus: End Crawl, from Coriolanus, Ilan Eshkeri *
Pericles: pulse:heart:beat, Synergy Percussion & TaikOz
Cymbeline: Deception, Hanan Townshend
The Winter’s Tale: Turn to Stone, Electric Light Orchestra
The Tempest: Prospera’s Coda, Elliot Goldenthal *
Two Noble Kinsmen: Angel/Golden Years, Carter Burwell, David Bowie
Cardenio: ‘Marinero Soy de Amor’, Jordi Savall

Epilogue – Henry VIII: Fantasia on Greensleeves, Ralph Vaughan Williams