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28 October 2014

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"The Three Witches"

By Sherburn High School, teacher Emma Smith

Featuring Laura, Abby and Amy.

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About this film

During the study of Macbeth with my Year 9 class we looked at the BBC 60 Second Shakespeare idea. We spent half a lesson looking at the website and discussing possibilities and then I left them to it! I deliberately kept my input to a minimum in order to encourage them to think about the play, its themes, language and characters.

My main concern was that what they would learn in the process would help them respond well in the forthcoming SAT exam - it was the process rather than the product that was important. For them it was having fun and trying to create something unique and memorable that would 'get on the telly'. The result is ten films (of which this is just one) which demonstrate a boundlessly enthusiastic, imaginative and kinaesthetic approach to the teaching of Shakespeare.

Your reviews

Kathryn Harrop
You couldn't really hear it and although it was quite good acting, it was a typical scene.

Steffi Mustard
This film is quite good, however it is a bit boring as the characters dont move/ act a lot

Really good and good acting!

Rory Coe
Anoint thee is supposed to be aroint thee. It was useless.

Josh Bywater
Boring! 'Anoint' - this isn't the bible, it's 'aroint'.

Very good acting! It was a very good performance.

I thought that it was pretty good, there wasn't very much movement though. How they were dressed was pretty good though!

Nice costumes but needs a little more action.

Pauline Norton
Very very good acting from the girls!! really enjoyed it!! Well done everyone concerned!!

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