VIDEO: Watch An Animated David Tennant Promote The Bard For Young Shakespeare Nation

David Tennant, in animated form,has joined forces with William Shakespeare and a pig called Francis (think about it...) to promote Young Shakespeare Nation, a new initiative by the Royal Shakespeare Company to help teachers present Shakespeare to their pupils in new and exciting ways by providing free resources to inspire a new generation.

Watch the trailer here:

The project launches as the RSC aim to present all of Shakespeare's plays over the next six years. Online resources are available to order from the Royal Shakespeare Company website and schools can access teachers' courses, student events and the RSC CPD programme. They can also sign up to free schools' broadcasts of plays, starting with Richard II starring David Tennant on Friday November 15th

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David Tennant is currently preparing to play the lead role in Richard II for the RSC as part of the Winter 2013 season. The play, directed by Gregory Doran, will open at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 10th October 2013 and will run until 16th November 2013. It will then transfer to the Barbican Theatre in London from December 9th 2013 until 25th January 2014. All performances have now sold out, but the production will be streamed into cinemas worldwide from 13th November. More details here

Trailer animated by Duncan Beedie (@DuncanDraws)