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Introducing 60 Second Shakespeare

Is your school ready for the 60 Second Shakespeare challenge?
Is anyone in your class a potential radio director, or a budding film maker?

We want you to create a 60 second interpretation of Shakespeare.

The BBC is looking for UK school students to take up the challenge of creating their own sixty second interpretation of Shakespeare.

Please click here for further information on who can submit films or audios to the 60 Second Shakespeare website »

You might choose to interpret an act, a scene, or a theme, or even a complete play. You could do a classic interpretation or try a modern take set in the 21st century. The choice is yours but whatever you choose, this is your chance to give the world your interpretation of the great man in sixty seconds.

Audio or video


Whatever medium you choose to deliver - film or radio - we want to see and hear it. We'll post your work on this website, where it can be seen and shared with other schools, and we may also broadcast a selection of work on BBC television and radio.

It's a chance to share your work with hundreds of other schools across the UK, and maybe even have it shown by the BBC. Plus, you'll be boosting your digital media skills as you work on the project, and learning exciting film and audio production skills. And you'll be getting to grips with Shakespeare in a thrilling and fun way.

To help you, there are loads of resources on this website - from celebrity tips through Shakespeare photostories to video tutorials on editing and acting. It's all here to help you develop your digital skills, and make a masterpiece of your 60 Second Shakespeare.

The BBC will also be organising a series of skills workshops for teachers across the UK - a great opportunity to pick up new ideas and benefit from the professional skills training on offer.

You've got until spring 2006 to work on your 60 Second Shakespeare submissions. We'll be accepting your movies and audios from 14th November 2005 - 21st July 2006 for publication on the site.

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    Submission for all 60 Second Shakespeare entries is now closed.

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