Macbeth: new version

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  1. dantherawr

    dantherawr New Member

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    Jul 12, 2011

    Hi all,

    I'm not a teacher, but I am an animator working on a staging of Macbeth that features CGI robots in place of human actors. My thinking is that this will appeal to the younger audience and get them engaged in the text.

    The text is not going to be changed at all, you understand. The whole point is to present the actual play in a way that kids would be more in to.

    Do you think students would respond to this sort of thing?

    Any input you have would be greatly appreciated.


    Thanks!
    Dan
     
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  3. TeacherShelly

    TeacherShelly Aficionado

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    What I think you're saying is you'd produce an animated feature of Macbeth, and the characters would be robots?
     
  4. The Fonz

    The Fonz Math teacher (for now...)

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    If i have to be honest, i don't really think making the characters robots wold really make it anymore interesting.

    I dont really even know how the play would work with robots...
     
  5. dgpiaffeteach

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    Macbeth is my favorite Shakespeare play and I just can't imagine it with robots. I think part of what made it appealing to me was all the supernatural stuff like the witches, ghost, etc...
     
  6. TamiJ

    TamiJ Virtuoso

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    I tend to agree, I don't like the robots idea.
     
  7. gamerTeacher

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    I think that the robots would seem childish to older students and the Macbeth part would be off putting to younger students (who wouldn't be reading it any ways).

    This reminds me of Android Karenina (obviously based off of Anna Karenina). It was written to capitalize on the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies popularity, but just didn't catch on. Robots don't automatically make things interesting. ( and though zombies make everything better, by the time the animation would be finished, that will have run its course as well- sorry)
     

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