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Unit Overview: Macbeth

Lessons:

20 lessons

Meeting Macbeth

In this lesson, we will explore how Shakespeare presents Macbeth at the start of the play. We will explore how he interacts with the witches and consider how ambitious he is. We will then analyse how Shakespeare shapes the audience's view of Macbeth at the start of the play.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 28m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

Plotting murder

In this lesson, we will explore how Lady Macbeth drives Macbeth towards committing regicide. We will explore how Lady Macbeth belittles and manipulates Macbeth during Act 1, Scene 7, and we will consider how is the most powerful person in their relationship.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 23m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Duncan dies

In this lesson, we will explore how Shakespeare presents Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's reaction to the murder of King Duncan. We will consider how they react differently and what this reveals about their characters.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 20m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

Reactions to the murder

In this lesson, we will explore how the different characters react when they learn that Duncan is dead. We will look at the reactions of Banquo, Macduff, Donalbain and Malcolm, and contrast them to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's reactions. We will also learn about dramatic irony.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 23m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Macbeth considers Banquo

In this lesson, we will explore how Macbeth is presented as a tragic hero in Act 3, Scene 1. We will start by recapping what a tragic hero is. We will then look at how Macbeth could be considered a tragic hero in Act 3, Scene 1 as he thinks about Banquo's role and position.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 21m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Guilt and Lady Macbeth

In this lesson, we will look at the transformation of Lady Macbeth across the play. We will consider how she starts to feel guilty before exploring and analysing what Shakespeare suggests about the impact of Lady Macbeth's guilt in Act 5, Scene 1.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 20m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript