Welcome to Animated Shakespeare!
We think you’ll find these downloadable teaching resources – created as they were by professional theatre actors – very valuable supports to your classroom explorations of Shakespeare.
The full campaign is divided into 3 modules:
• Introducing Shakespeare
• Shakespeare's Time
• Shakespeare's Macbeth
Each module is divided into 3 or 4 units that deepen students’ understanding of various aspects of Shakespeare’s work or a particular play. Each unit is composed of a video with graphics (performed by MacHomer's Rick Miller), as well as a study guide composed of a video transcript, a topic recap and several in-class activities (each with Teacher and Class Handouts).
No matter which play you are studying, these activities can supplement your regular classroom work to enliven the text that has become so influential, not only in theatre, but in the common speech of Western society. Enjoy!
– The team at KDOONS and WYRD Productions
NOTE: The videos are performed by Rick Miller, creator of MacHomer (The Simpsons do Macbeth), a solo play that has been performed in 175 cities over 17 years. Prior knowledge of MacHomer is not a pre-requisite to using these videos, but the DVD and/or script are often used as additional teaching tools, and can be purchased as part of the full Outreach bundle at animatedshakespeare.com
Also check out some of our other projects:
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea