Sisyphus - A Scots version of the Greek myth
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Films of Scotland's first cartoon film. A version in Scots of the Greek legend of Sisyphus, read by its author Robert Garioch.
Questions & Activities
- What is a myth?
- How many Scots words do you recognise? Write them down as you watch the film.
- How does the film use humour both visually and verbally?
Find out about the myth of Sisyphus. What other famous versions are there? Do you know any Scottish myths or legends?
Write a Scottish version of a non-Scottish myth or legend.
How effective is this style of animation in reflecting Sisyphus' struggle?
Create a new soundtrack for the animation or, alternatively, new visuals for the soundtrack.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|School Subject||English, Classical Languages, Religious and Moral Education|
|Who||Donald Holwill (director), Films of Scotland and the Scottish Arts Council (sponsor), Robert Garioch (voiceover, writer)|
|References||SCRAN resourse on 'Sisyphus'|