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28 October 2014

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To accompany the website, ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Advanced Skills Teacher Paul Sibson has written a set of Teacher's Notes.

Designed around using this project in the classroom, these notes include lesson suggestions and step-by-step guides to making 60 Second Shakespeare films and audios.

You can also download and watch two new Shakespeare's Shorts programmes on how to produce 60 second versions of Shakespeare plays at

  • Important note: Please be aware that you cannot include any copyright protected music or images in our film or audio, or else we will NOT be able to use it on the website. Click here for links to copyright free sounds and music.

  • Teachers' Notes - writing

    Writing a 60 Second Shakespeare

    Teachers' Notes - Shakespeare

    Shakespeare's plays, themes and characters

    Get started with video

    Making a 60 Second Shakespeare movie

    Get started with audio

    Making a 60 Second Shakespeare audio

    Teacher's notes - acting



    Directing and lighting

    Sound and Sound Effects

    Sound and sound effects


    Editing, including adding titles and credits

    About Teacher's Notes author Paul Sibson

    Paul is an experienced teacher working in the Primary age range but with a specific ICT focus. He is an Advanced Skills Teacher for ICT and spends much of his time teaching demonstration lessons for other teachers, helping them to use technology in new and interesting ways to make learning engaging in all subjects.

    He has been working with video editing for four years and has helped primary school children to make their own music videos, plays and movie trailers. He has an MA in ICT in Education from the Institute of Education, London. He is currently the Deputy Head teacher at Coleridge Primary School in North London.


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