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Silent Shakespeare: The Tempest 1908

TheTempest 1908-BFI
TheTempest 1908-BFI


All ages


Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

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Shakespeare Week
15 March - 21 March

This resource, comprising of a Silent Shakespeare: The Tempest 1908 PowerPoint including embedded clips from the film and PDF Teachers' Notes pack with worksheets, provides a range of activities based on the 3Cs and 3Ss of film to help young people to explore this silent adaptation of the play. The activities are differentiated and are suitable for both primary and secondary students. They range from analysing the film using the 3Cs and 3Ss, creating special effects on film to composing character motifs for a soundtrack.

The whole film is available to view on the BFI's TES page:\

Into Film is a partner cultural organisation and contributor to the TES Teaching Shakespeare website, please visit the site to download more resources on Shakespeare:


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  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Performing Arts

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