Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shakespeare Animated

Yesterday, I Tweeted a story from Open Culture that highlighted 12 animated Shakespeare stories. In my investigation of the video source that Open Culture highlighted, I discovered Shakespeare Animated. Shakespeare Animated is a YouTube channel containing twelve playlists ten of which are animated adaptations of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Some of the animated plays that appear in the Shakespeare Animated playlist are Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, MacBeth, and The Taming of the Shrew. I've embedded part one of Romeo and Juliet below.

Applications for Education
The Shakespeare Animated videos could be useful for supporting your students' reading of Romeo and Juliet or any of the nine other plays in the list. Because the plays are broken into segment they are well-suited to being used one class meeting at a time. You could show the ten to twelve minute segments