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					G.C.S.E. SHAKESPEARE

   MACBETH
                    Firstly…
• You are going to work in your group.
• Each group will be given a set of cards detailing
  Macbeth’s reasons for not killing King Duncan.
• 1. Match up the Shakespearean with the modern
  translation.
• 2. Arrange the pairs of cards in order of importance.
  Any that you think of equal importance, put side-by-
  side. Be prepared to justify your reasons.
• You have 5 minutes to complete this challenge
  before I ask you to share your ideas .
• Angelina
  Jolie and
  Brad Pitt.
• Posh and
  Becks
• Miss Piggy
  and Kermit
  What do all these couples
     have in common?
• The female half of the couple is
  considered to be the stronger, more
  dominant partner
• How does society react to this?
• How would Elizabethan society have
  reacted to this sort of power balance
  between the genders in a relationship?
        OUR FOCUS:

• We are going to focus upon
  the relationship between
  Macbeth and Lady Macbeth,
  and explore how it develops
  throughout the play.
    Learning Objective:

• To begin to understand the
  relationship between
  Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
  in Act One of the play.
          We are going to:
• Focus upon Act 1, Scene 5, lines 38-end and
  Act 1, Scene 7.
• In the first of these scenes, Lady Macbeth
  has received a letter from Macbeth telling of
  the predictions of the Three Witches, and
  we see her reaction to the news. She greets
  Macbeth with excitement, and tells him how
  he should progress with the murder.
• In the second scene, we see Macbeth’s
  reluctance to kill the king and Lady
  Macbeth’s determination that he will.
               Consider…
• If Macbeth is so set against going ahead with
  the murder, for all the reasons he puts
  forward in the soliloquy we discussed at the
  beginning, why does he change his mind and
  go ahead with it?
• The power of Lady Macbeth!
• We are now going to explore just how she
  does this, and what this tells us about
  their relationship.
             Now…
• Each group will be responsible
  for a particular passage from
  Act 1, Scene 5 or Act 1,
  Scene 7.
• Your challenge is to prepare a
  dramatic reading of your
  given passage.
         Within each group:
• One person must portray Macbeth.
• One person must portray Lady Macbeth.
• One person must direct how they want both parts
  played, in terms of positioning, tone of voice, body
  language, facial expressions.
• One person must narrate the scene by giving a brief
  commentary at the beginning of the presentation to
  explain what persuasive tactics Lady Macbeth is
  using in the passage, and what we learn about their
  relationship.
• Two people must provide tableaux to show any
  important images, language and themes used by
  Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
         Group passages:
• Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 5, lines 54-end.
• Lady Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 7, lines 28-
  44.
• The Witches: Act 1, Scene 7, lines 45-
  58.
• Banquo: Act 1, Scene 7, lines 59-72.
• Macduff: Act 1, Scene 7, lines 73-83.
                To remind you:
•   One person must portray Macbeth.
•   One person must portray Lady Macbeth.
•   One person must direct how they want the parts played, in
    terms of positioning, tone of voice, body language, facial
    expressions.
•   One person must narrate the scene by giving a brief
    commentary at the beginning of the presentation to explain
    what persuasive tactics Lady Macbeth is using in the passage,
    and what we learn about their relationship.
•   Two people must provide tableaux to show important images,
    language and themes used by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
•   You have 10 minutes to prepare your presentation!
     Let’s reflect on the
 relationship of Macbeth and
        Lady Macbeth…
• What do you notice about the balance of lines given
  to each character?
• What does this suggest about their relationship at
  this point in the play?
• What methods does Lady Macbeth use to persuade
  Macbeth to do the dirty deed?
• What, do you think, are her motives?
• What does this suggest about their relationship?
• Returning to our discussion at the beginning of the
  lesson, how would Elizabethan society react to this
  relationship?
           Next lesson…
• We will be assessing our understanding
  of the characters of Macbeth and Lady
  Macbeth, and their relationship, so far.
• We will be developing our
  understanding of the relationship
  between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

				
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