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Me Quote Shakespeare?

Synopsis
60-Second Shakespeare is a BBC project to encourage UK students to create their own 60-second interpretations of Shakespeare using audio, video, animation and IT skills. The poem "Me Quote Shakespeare?" is performed on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The premise is that although Shakespeare’s language may sometimes be seen as difficult or obscure, we are often quoting Shakespeare without being aware of it. The poem is performed as call and response - one person recites a line and everyone else repeats it. This allows non-speaking pupils with profound and multiple learning disabilities to participate, for example by rocking, clapping or stamping, to the rhythm of the poetry. The students are seen in a series of still images with the poem recorded over them. The play title and the act from which the lines derive are shown on screen.
Series
60 Second Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2005
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
disabled children; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
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Production Company

Name

Charlton School

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