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Watch a 60 Second Shakespeare

"The Weird Brothers"

By Sherburn High School, teacher Emma Smith

Featuring Rory, Josh, Dominic.

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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.

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