The Bard ‘unbound’

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SHAKESPEARE leaps into life from today with the announcement by Bell Shakespeare of the release today of a new video series “Shakespeare Unbound”, on the  ABC education portal “Splash”.

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The online education portal ABC “Splash” has released a new video series “Shakespeare Unbound,” accessible free at http://splash.abc.net.au

The series is made up of twelve scenes from “ Macbeth,” “Othello” “Hamlet,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Julius Caesar” and “The Tempest,” along with commentaries from the director and cast that make the plays relevant for Australian students. Top theatre performers appear, including Tom Conroy, Ivan Donato, Kate Mulvany, Eryn-Jean Norvill, Damien Ryan, and of course BSC founder John Bell.

Mark Scott, ABC managing director, says, “Bell Shakespeare’s work in schools across Australia is well known and now every school in Australia will be able to see some of Australia’s best actors bring Shakespeare to life in a way I am sure will leave a lasting impression.”

Joanna Erskine, Head of Education at Bell Shakespeare, believes teachers are crying out for high-quality Shakespeare resources, particularly those in regional and remote areas.

Angela Clark, director of Innovation at the ABC, comments, “Created specifically for the digital education space, ‘Shakespeare Unbound’ gives all Australian students and teachers the same opportunity, regardless of geographic location, to engage with high quality and curriculum relevant content, while “Shakespeare Unbound” director, James Evans, nots that Bell Shakespeare already reaches around 80,000 students annually with live performance programs but will now reach even more.

Visit http://splash.abc.net.au  To celebrate the launch ABC Splash are running a #ShakespeareSaid competition, giving away 10 HD cameras plus a workshop with the Director of Shakespeare Unbound for the winner’s school. To win, students need to pick a phrase Shakespeare has made famous and bring it to life in a photo or meme. You can share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, with the hashtag #ShakespeareSaid and enter it online to win at splash.abc.net.au/shakespearecomp  

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