Category Archives: Shakespeare Video and Audio

A rose by any other name…

Ever wondered how Shakespeare’s words would have sounded in the accent of the time? I was once told that it would have sounded more like American english, so I was certainly curious when I saw this video. A clever professor … Continue reading

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How teach Shakespeare: Best A Midsummer Night’s Dream Videos for Schools

Shakespeare wrote plays to be listened to and be watched live. He had his audience of up to 2,000 people between one and at most twenty metres away. I don’t think the plays can be truly understood or enjoyed being … Continue reading

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BBC Education The life of Shakespeare

“There is only one way to experience Shakespeare’s plays and that is live, you have to feel them as an audience or as a performer. This is the best way to understand them. We provide these resources ideas as possible … Continue reading

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What Was Shakespeare’s Theatre Like?

“There is only one way to experience Shakespeare’s plays and that is live, you have to feel them as an audience or as a performer. This is the best way to understand them. We provide these resources ideas as possible … Continue reading

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How to teach Macbeth. Create a Shakespeare Play in a Day.

Macbeth picture book by Andrew Mathews illustrated by Tony Ross

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ‘How to teach Macbeth. Create a Shakespeare play in a day.’ [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Watch this video on Youtube ‘This is a great cartoon version from the BBC Animated Tales with the wonderful Brian Cox and Zoe Wanamaker in the leads.'[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] … Continue reading

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How did Shakespeare speak?

How did Shakespeare speak

This is an awesome clip with Michael Rosen on how Shakespeare’s work sounded at the time of being written. It is great as loads of the rhymes make sense and take Shakespeare away from the ‘posh’ accent that sometimes put … Continue reading

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Peter Brooks A Midsummer’s Night Dream

Have a listen to this amazing talk with Peter Brook about his groundbreaking production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. What it helps us understand is how the view of Shakespeare’s play as historically fixed entities has opened up, that we … Continue reading

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