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Animating Shakespeare

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Animating Shakespeare

Have you ever wanted to be a director? Here you can animated characters in Shakespearean scenes!


1. Choose one of these animation websites, and after your parents register and approve, you're ready to go! Examples from each site are below.







You control:

  • locations
  • cameras
  • actors (and their faces!)
  • sounds
  • even music!

2. Choose a scene with two people from one of Shakespeare's plays. Here are some examples:

The Tempest


Pyramus and Thisbe  (from A Midsummer Night's Dream)


You could even use one of these activities to build your own scene!

Kids Shakespearean Insults

Kids Shakespearean Compliments

Lines of Love and Friendship


3. Look for clues in the words for how the actors should feel or move, and decide what music would set the tone for your scene.


4. Send a link of your completed work to educate@folger.edu to see it here!


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BBC Shakespeare
Animated Tales

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Elementary Shakespeare Teaching Modules and Techniques for Younger Students

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