Celebrate Shakespeare’s 400-plus Legacy Anniversary with the NumberOpolis Players, Numbers 0 to 9!
Join the numbers on their global quest as they gather instruments to serenade Shakespeare on Twelfth Night, January 6. Share fun and learning with the whole family along the way. Explore the world with the numbers to learn about holiday traditions, food, music, and more from diverse cultures.
As Duke Orsino says at the opening of Twelfth Night, “If music be the food of love, play on!”
12 Notes of Christmas DVD
Discussion questions available online here.
This delightful animated film will make you a world traveler in just 25 minutes or 1+ minutes per day for 13 days. Join the numbers as they explore the globe, visiting countries to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400+ legacy anniversary. The film is divided into 13 segments: 1 for each of the 12 days of Christmas, plus 1 for Christmas Day.
December 25: Christmas Day
Scene 1: 0 meets Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon and learns about his 400th anniversary
Scene 2: 0 tells numbers 1 to 9 about his idea to assemble a band to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400-plus legacy anniversary at the opening of Twelfth Night at the Globe Theater in London
December 26, 1st Day of Christmas: 1 finds the Didgeridoo in the Land of Oz
December 27, 2nd Day of Christmas: 2 finds the Marimba in West Africa
December 28, 3rd Day of Christmas: 3 finds the Trumpet in the land of the Pharaohs
December 29, 4th Day of Christmas: 4 finds the Mandolin where Romans once ruled
December 30, 5th Day of Christmas: 5 finds Temple Blocks in Eastern Asia
December 31, 6th Day of Christmas: 6 finds the Fife at the land of the Christmas Tree
January 1, 7th Day of Christmas: 7 finds the Sitar at the heart of the Moghul Empire
January 2, 8th Day of Christmas: 8 finds the Bagpipes in the land of Macbeth
January 3, 9th Day of Christmas: 9 finds the Kelstone in the country of inventor Jan van Kelst
January 4, 10th Day of Christmas: 10 finds the Charango in the Andes Mountains
January 5, 11th Day of Christmas: 11 finds the Oud in the Middle East
January 6, 12th Day of Christmas
Scene 1: 12 finds the Nyckelharpa in Northeastern Europe
Scene 2: Twelfth Night, the NumberOpolis Players celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary at the opening of Twelfth Night at the Globe Theater, London
*Please download the 12 Notes of Christmas discussion questions here.