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Accessible Shakespeare

Utilizing a wide array of animation techniques, Shakespeare: The Animated Tales delivers the great poet's most popular stories as they've never before been presented. The 25-minute episodes are perfect for busy teachers and parents looking to introduce Shakespeare to a new generation of learners.

Skakespeare - The Animated Tales

Animation of a grimacing bearded man in a yellow and green doublet holding up a purple flower. Figure in a pink beret and ruff purses their lips and stands to the side. Caption. With the juice of this, I'll streak her eyes.
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Season 0 / Ep 5
26 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Painted animation of a figure kneeling with arms up toward another figure standing at the edge of the woods. A black and white inset floats above with a man squatting next to a building as a bird takes flight. Caption. So "a day" without the "ever."
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Season 0 / Ep 7
25 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Animation of a ghostly bearded figure in a robe hovering beneath a dark stone archway. Caption. This visitation is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose.
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Season 0 / Ep 9
26 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Animation of Julius Caesar in a tunic and red sagum. He looks toward a cloaked figure that holds a staff and faces away from camera. Caption. The ides of March are come.
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Season 0 / Ep 10
25 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Color illustration of a hulking King Richard in a red cap, a breastplate, and a fur collared robe. He reaches to turn a doorknob. Caption. With their uncle George, duke of Clarence, in the tower.
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Season 0 / Ep 3
26 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Animation of a medieval knight holding up a flag while another knight stands behind him. Caption. Narrator. News of Macbeth and Banquo's victory.
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Season 0 / Ep 1
25 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Animation of a man clad in armor with his back facing camera and his head turned in profile. Caption. It is the green eyed monster.
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Season 0 / Ep 4
27 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Animation of Romeo and Juliet facing one another with their lips puckered. Caption. 1 kiss and I'll descend.
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Season 0 / Ep 8
25 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Animated puppet woman sits at a table looking forlorn. Another puppet figure wears puff sleeves and stands beside her holding a tray. Caption. I pray you, husband, be not so disquiet.
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Season 0 / Ep 6
28 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Animation of a man with long white hair and beard wearing medieval clothing and standing in front of towering sea stacks. Caption. Hast thou, spirit, performed to the point.
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Season 0 / Ep 2
26 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12

More Shakespeare Resources

Sepia image of Shakespeare floats in front of black and white image of the Thinker statue and a woman resting her chin on her hand. Caption. More important, start thinking about the plays.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 1
25 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
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Still image from: How to Draw William Shakespeare
4 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
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Still image from: Great Poets of the World: Shakespeare's Poetry
Great Poets of the World
Episode 1
56 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Low high shot of the ruins of a stone cathedral with towers and arched windows. Caption. The Anglo-Saxons brought their rich Germanic language.
Great Authors Of The British Isles
Season 0 / Ep 1
27 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Man in white tunic opens mouth as he speaks in front of a pitch black background. Caption. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 4
28 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Man in shiny, gold-trimmed robe gestures to the side and smiles at camera. Caption. I am not what I am.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 8
21 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Blonde short haired woman smiles at camera. Caption. Our experience.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 2
21 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman with dark hair smiles at camera. Pink and white text appears on screen in background. Caption. Can teach us 2 important things.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 3
19 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of a man tilting his head up and glancing to the side with a slight snarl. He holds 1 hand up with his thumb and pointer finger touching. Caption. The possibilities of the play's production and interpretation.
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 5
15 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman with dark hair smiles at camera in front of a screen with pink and white text. A transparent image of 2 men floats in front of her. Caption. And another mystery. What about that freaky ghost?
Standard Deviants School: Shakespeare
Episode 6
19 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12

Utilizing a wide array of animation techniques, Shakespeare: The Animated Tales delivers the great poet's most popular stories as they've never before been presented. The 25-minute episodes are perfect for busy teachers and parents looking to introduce Shakespeare to a new generation of learners.

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