WELCOME TO THE FILM SPACE’S ULTIMATE EDUCATIONAL SHAKESPEARE ON FILM SITE.
Featuring resources on 13 of Shakespeare’s plays, from Romeo and Juliet to Titus Andronicus, the resources cover over 25 different filmed versions of his works.
Ranging across study guides, film extracts, interactive downloads and documentary programmes the resources aim to engage students with the plays themselves via filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's works making this site - a veritable one stop shop for all your "film and Shakespeare" needs.
Featuring interviews with Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen and Adrian Noble as well as film makers such as Richard Linklater and Richard Loncraine, the resources offer insight into the plays themselves, raise issues about Shakespeare’s language and look at the adaptation process but always focusing on Shakespeare’s texts themselves. An ideal way to get your students started on Shakespeare.
This site also contains resources on Me and Orson Welles, which covers Welles’ staging of Julius Caesar in 1937, as well as a study guide for the 1999 film Shakespeare in Love.
These resources are designed to engage students of all abilities from 14-18 year olds at KS3, GCSE and AS/A Level as well as Highers in Scotland directing students to a close study of play texts alongside analysis of key cinematic moments. The belief that Shakespeare texts should be taught in active ways underpins the resources: the plays were not written to be read like prose but to be brought to life by actors. By incorporating an exploration of renowned film interpretations into a study of the original texts, students develop their interpretive and analytical skills.
The materials in each resource enable students to explore “screened Shakespeare” as a comment on the play text within the social, cultural and historical context of each film’s production. They also enable learners to explore film versions as texts in their own right.
An introductory teacher guide and 25 minute documentary looks at a number of issues surrounding studying Shakespeare as well as his place within culture.