The length of Shakespeare's plays is enough to strike terror into the hearts of most students, especially ones who expect "the two-hours' traffic of our stage" promised by the Prologue in Romeo and Juliet.
YOUR MISSION: In groups, create a 60-second version of Macbeth. Your film must be exactly 60 SECONDS! Along with selecting short and punchy lines to highlight the plot, pick the characters that you want to include in your scripts. When the script indicates that a character dies, the actor must hit the floor.
1. You must type a script for your 60-second version of Macbeth.
2. The script must be approved by me before you start filming with your smart phone/flip cam.
3. All filming will be done in class or the hallway/outside with my permission.
4. All editing will be done on imovie/final cut
5. Each script/film must be 60 seconds EXACTLY and have each member in the group on film/in the script.
6. If you would like to paraphrase you may, but you need at least 2 exact quotes from the text
Items circled are things you need to improve!
Content of Script
Typed script with each character’s parts
Use of 2 quotes from play
Strong dialogue from start to beginning
Consistent style (“voice”) of characters speaking
Organized and well-thought content
Content of Performance
60-Seconds of film
All members on film
Characters fall when “killed”
“Stage positioning” in regards to the camera
Use of Props
Enthusiasm of character portrayal (acting)
Use of class time