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Weekly Challenge, 23rd July – Shakespeare Takeover
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Over the next 3 weeks we will be having an epic Shakespeare take over! The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will be setting creative challenges inspired by Threads of the Unsaid, their summer collaboration with award-winning sound and visual artist Thor McIntyre. Together they will be creating an experimental art installation based on Romeo and Juliet, with a twist: this is the story not as Shakespeare penned it, but as it lives on in our hearts and minds. Set within the beautiful grounds of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visitors are invited to help build a crowd-script of their recollection of Romeo and Juliet by lending their voices and words. To kick off our exciting trio of challenges, we’re starting with the story itself…
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Summarise the plot of Romeo and Juliet in a creative way. You could use illustration, collage or maybe even emojis! Don’t worry if you’re unsure or can’t quite remember the whole story, keep it really simple or look up the summary on the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust website under Shakespedia to get you started. Have some fun with it!
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Find the full challenge on our dothinkshare site (link in bio).
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Share your creative summaries with us and The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust @ShakespeareBT using the hashtag #GiveaScript. You can also tag #64MillionArtists and share with us on social media.

Image credit: Shortology