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Watch a 60 Second Shakespeare


By Heath Mount School, teacher Mrs A Hay

Animation, music and editing by Toby Bladen.

Watch "Macbeth"

About this film

This film is a short summary of the entire story of Macbeth. It is done with stop-motion animation involving mannequins, paper and other models constructed from simple objects (e.g. the witches). 'Garageband' was used to create the soundtrack. It is effective for creating moods and making music to go to film.

I chose the play of Macbeth because it is dramatic and very famous. It has a very interesting plot and it tranfers well to film. When Macbeth meets three witches, they predict that he will become King, and his killing soon after the coronation. Lady Macbeth encourages him to kill the King and Macbeth sees a dagger in his mind. Macbeth kills the King and is crowned himself. Next, Macduff and his men march on Macbeth's castle disguised as trees and kill him.

Your reviews

it was great..

great idea - good backgrounds and music as well

Nice idea but very little detail. More useful in revision than learning

John Ware
Well done First Class

my comments is that is macbeth is good

This is an accomplised animation - particularly like the rain on Birnham Woods

Stuart McIntosh
An imaginative approach, emphasizing the sinister content of the story

Very interesting. I would like to see more recognisable difference between the characters, but I still enjoyed this very much!
It looks like we have another Nick Parks, or even Walt Disney

Excellent - I love the blood!!

wonderful animation - especially the bloody death.

Like the garageband music!

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