Interactive Macbeth DVD-Rom

25 10 2010

Macbeth Motion ComicClassical Comics have completed a DVD-Rom of their ‘Macbeth’ motion comic (see my previous post on the interactive demo). It’s available as a single user edition or multiple user ‘site licence’ edition. This form of delivery is akin to software distribution for corporate or educational software.

Certainly, the educational potential of this DVD must be considerable, as the ability to change between the original dialogue/text and contemporary English is available. However, as with recent motion comic releases, Macbeth is restricted to certain regions, namely the U.K. and Australia at present.

Interactive Macbeth Demo.


Motion Comic – Interactive Macbeth

23 05 2010 have released an interactive demo of their upcoming Macbeth motion comic. The voice talents of Juliet Stevenson and the estimable Sir Derek Jacobi add gravitas to this title. This interactive motion comic enables the viewer to decide which version of the Macbeth text they prefer. There’s the original text, a ‘plain text’ and finally a ‘quick text’. It’s a very useful feature to have considering Shakespeare’s classical prose and will possibly appeal to secondary level educational institutes.

There’s also a useful navigation panel to aid the reader. Macbeth ,for the uniniated, may require multiple readings and alternative forms of original text and ‘plain text’ to fully understand the complexities of the narrative. Whatever you may think of the motion comic itself, it’s potential educational market must be considerable.

Interactive Macbeth Demo.