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Classic Novel Clips

The 60 Second Recap
"60second Recap® wants to make the great works of literature accessible, relevant, and, frankly, irresistible to today’s teens. Through 60second Recap® video albums, we seek to help teens engage with the best books out there."

This site presents a series of 60 second clips on plot, theme, symbolism, etc. for a number of classic novels. The clips could be a good introduction for discussion, or used as exemplars for student projects. Students could also be encouraged to discuss the accuracy or completeness of the clips. (Caveat: each clip is preceeded by a short commercial that cannot be skipped. However, the teacher can mute the ad until the "recap" begins.) Preview them first to see if they meet your needs.

Some of the titles represented:
1984, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Animal Farm, Beowulf,  Brave New World,  Fahrenheit 451, Great Expectations, Hamlet, Jane Eyre, King Lear , Lord of the Flies, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet, The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, Wuthering Heights (other titles on the site.)