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Teaching Shakespeare Video: Remixing Shakespeare




Folger Educator Christopher Shamburg shows you step-by-step how to create original audio dramas with your students using scenes from Shakespeare. "If you can use a word-processing program and a tape recorder, you have 90 percent of the technical skills to create a remix," promises Shamburg.


Remixing Shakespeare engages students in time-honored techniques for understanding literarary text through free and legal use of current  technology.


Remixing Shakespeare: Teacher Reources


Step-by-step tutorial


Audio software and sound effects


Audacity free audio-editing software


Creative Commons Mixter, a library of free music


Free Sounds Project, free sound effects


Mckinley High students in Washington, DC create three unique remixes on "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" from Macbeth.
Remix 1

Remix 2

Remix 3

Thanks to the students and faculty at DC's McKinley High School—Sohn A. Butts, Broadcast Academy Director; Kadesha Bonds, teacher; and Judy Moore.


Produced by Tien Pasco, Storylab Films

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