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Shakespeare - Visualising Key Quotes

Project Published 6/18/19 Last updated on 2/28/20

Making beautiful digital posters to illustrate key themes and characters in the key scenes of a Shakespearean play, such as The Merchant of Venice.

Follow up Task/Lesson Idea

Create digital posters based on key quotes from The Merchant of Venice to consolidate their understanding and illustrate Shakespeare’s language visually.

What you’ll need:

  • Internet connected devices or computers
  • Adobe Spark Post

Skills Developed

A useful and creative way for students to understand Shakespeare’s use of language and create stunning revision resources for display.

In addition, this project aims to develop and support the following digital literacy skills:

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Visual Presentation
  • Remixing Content

Suggested Approach:

  • Provide students with key quotes from the play. These could be taken from the ‘Story in Ten Scenes’ resource in this pack or from a specific scene they need to explore.
  • Ask them to think about what sort of images would help them to illustrate the quotes and why.
    • This discussion could be extended by asking students to think about how the quote relates to the major themes of the play.Use our example to support this.
  • Demonstrate how to create a poster exploring a line from the text, using a remixable template in Adobe Spark Post.
  • Invite students to produce their own posters, including text, imagery and icons to explore the quote they have been given.
  • Encourage students to share their creations and discuss their choices. Are there any connections between the different quotes they explored? When seeing them together what impression do they get of the play as a whole? Does looking at the words visually help to draw out the themes in the text and what are they?

Demo video showing how to do this project: Click here.

  • Spark

    Adobe Spark is an easy-to-use tool that helps you turn your ideas into compelling social graphics, web stories, and animated videos

1-2 Hours
CC License
Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
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