Shakespeare Interpreted: Community Films with Ardnamurchan High School

Sam Firth (Artist)

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Abstract

In 2016 I was asked by the Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival to develop a programme with Ardnamurchan High School to use filmmaking within the national curriculum to engage the students with Shakespeare. After a short workshop on filmmaking and screenwriting every student in the High school was asked to write a short film script that related one of Shakespeare's soliloquies to their own experiences. Three scripts were chosen and the children were then supported to make and edit the films themselves. The children took themes such as domestic violence, suicide, literacy, political difference i.e. Scottish nationalism and Brexit and related these to Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare use of language. The final films were screened at Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival and are now available online.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThree Lochs Book and Arts Festival
Media of outputFilm
Size10 min in total
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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Firth, S. (Artist). (2016). Shakespeare Interpreted: Community Films with Ardnamurchan High School. Digital or Visual Products, Three Lochs Book and Arts Festival. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/209629226
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