Running time for macbeth is approximately two hours, thirty minutes plus a fifteen minute intermission. Macbeth if chance will have me king, then chance will crown me. I have put asterisks by my favorite activities and assignments. Those who have studied latin or even french or german or spanish and those who are used to reading poetry will have little difficulty understanding the language of poetic drama. Comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more. Several lesson activities adapted from shakespeare uncovered. Violence in shakespeares macbeth student worksheet warmer speaking about your ambitions read these quiz questions with a partner.
Another area which is interesting to examine in relation to this character is the number of times that lady macbeth talks about committing the murder herself. Women, medicine, and science, one of the exhibitions at the folger explores how one famous speech from shakespeares scottish play reads much like a recipe. Macbeth sees a dagger of the mind leading him towards duncans chamber. Thrice to thine and thrice to mine and thrice again, to make up nine. Teaching shakespeare and ellesl students folger education. Cite your book in modern language association 8th edition format for free. Write a letter to a friend and tell her what has happened at the castle. On reading this news in a letter from macbeth, lady macbeth resolves to propel her husband to the throne by any means.
And when king duncan visits his castle, lady macbeth goads her husband into murdering the king and framing a couple of innocent servants for the deed. Near the end of a celebratory banquet, lady macbeth privately. In act i, scene 1, of macbeth, shakespeare catches the audiences attention by appealing to their interest in the supernatural. Teaching during covid19 folger shakespeare library. Weve collected some of our most beloved teaching resources all in one place. Macbeth feels terrible about killing duncan and banquo. Were really curious how you might teach the play if every one of your students had the book with the dvd.
Posts about lesson plan written by folger education. Free macbeth worksheets and literature unit for teachers. Folger digital texts use the same page numbers as the folger editions. Macbeth a unit plan second edition based on the play by william shakespeare. For many people today, reading shakespeares language can be a problembut it is a problem that can be solved. Teaching a midsummer nights dream, romeo and juliet, and macbeth, features clear essays on recent scholarship, a stepbystep description of just how to help students approach a piece of text actively, and daily curriculum plans for all of three plays. She reads the letter from macbeth, which tells of the meeting with the witches, of the truth they foretold and of his hopes for the future. There is also focus on the events leading up to and after the banquet scene where macbeth sees banquos ghost. Through performancebased teaching strategies, students will present their own very concise version of macbeth and examine the role of paradox and equivocation in the scottish play.
Last year we received a number of requests for resources to help teachers introduce shakespeare to ellesl students. They focus specifically on act 4, scenes 23 of the play, with a particular focus on shakespeares presentation of macduff, his family, and their brutal murder by macbeth. Top classroom resources folger shakespeare library. Reading shakespeares language from the folger shakespeare library. Over and over again, teachers call this way of teaching and learning transformative. Murder, betrayal, witches, battles, and blood, are all woven together by shakespeares rich language, evocative imagery, finelydrawn characterizations, and resonant themes. Read shakespeares macbeth, entire play for free from the folger shakespeare library. Wed like to learn what you early adopters of the dvd think about it and more importantly, wed like you to tell us how you might use the play and the special features in teaching macbeth. It has the worlds largest collection of the printed works of william shakespeare, and is a primary repository for rare materials from the early modern period 15001750. The folger shakespeare library editions of shakespeares plays are acclaimed throughout the world by educators. The authoritative edition of macbeth from the folger shakespeare library, the trusted and widely used shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes. These printanduse lesson worksheets are part of my teaching unit for shakespeares macbeth. There are a few card sort activities based on macbeth s letter to his wife.
Folger education folger library macbeth performance shakespeare teaching. Macbeth doth come macbeth so foul and fair a day i have not seen actor 3 all hail, macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter. Write the opening sentences of macbeths letter about his meeting with the witches. This recorded video of folger theatres 2008 coproduction of macbeth with two river theater company was originally available for purchase as a special folger. Macbeth screening at the carter barron amphitheatre 2014 macbeth folger theatre, 2008 macbeth folger theatre, 2001 macbeth shenandoah shakespeare express, 1999. The complete works of william shakespeare new york. These modules have been created by classroom teachers and curated by the folger shakespeare library. Since their composition four hundred years ago, shakespeares plays and poems have traveled the globe, inviting those who see and read his works to make them their own. Julius caesar as a part of the freshmen curriculum.
Free macbeth study unit worksheets for teachers to print. All the weird sisters, hand in hand, posters of the sea and land, thus do go about, about. These macbeth lesson plans will help your students become shakespearean scholars in no time. The merciless macdonwald worthy to be a rebel, for to that the multiplying villanies of nature do swarm upon himfrom the western isles of kerns and gallowglasses is supplied, and fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling. Macbeth the folger shakespeare folger digital texts. Macbeth folger shakespeare library 97807439 by shakespeare, william and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the sparknotes macbeth study guide has everything you need to ace quizzes. Center theaters macbeth promises to be an insightful and provocative theatrical experience for both shakespearesavvy students and those experiencing shakespeare live on stage for the very first time. A statement that seems to be contradictory but that might be true when considered from a particular perspective. If the use of shakespeares early modern english is under attack in some regular and honors english classrooms, just think about what the reaction might be to the use of such rigorous text in an intensive reading class. Dear sally, things here at the castle have changed so.
The folger shakespeare library is an independent research library on capitol hill in washington, d. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading king lear folger shakespeare library. It dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Worksheets are lady macbeth and how to get what you want student work, macbeth a unit plan, aqa gcse literature paper 1 literature paper 1 macbeth, macbeth work answers, macbeth teachers pack, act two scenes 1 and 2, sample prestwick houseactivity pack, macbeth. Macbeth a unit plan public schools of robeson county. Macbeth, set primarily in scotland, mixes witchcraft, prophecy, and murder. Teaching with the folger macbeth dvd folger education. Shakespeare s macbeth is seen anew, set in an historic london asylum for this groundbreaking production. The folger method gets all students unlocking all kinds of texts, not just shakespeare. The folger is making these resources freely available during these challenging times in support of learning and enjoyment. Act 1, scene 3 the tragedy of macbeth william shakespeare. In addition, he uses literary and dramatic techniques to set the plot in motion and establish atmosphere. King lear folger shakespeare library kindle edition by shakespeare, william, mowat, dr. Imagine you are lady macbeth s servant and you are concerned about her.
Listen to a free audio recording of macbeth through july 1, 2020. Folger digital texts use the text of shakespeares plays and poems from the folger shakespeare library editions. This activity is adapted from the folger shakespeare librarys activity materials. About the folger shakespeare library the folger shakespeare library houses one of the worlds largest and most significant collections of materials pertaining to shakespeare and the english and continental renaissance. Click on a datetime to view the file as it appeared at that time. King lear folger shakespeare library kindle edition by.
Macbeth curriculum guide bring shakespeare to life with this curriculum guide to macbeth. Folger digital texts is your source for highquality texts of shakespeares plays, sonnets, and. The folger method is an engine for educational equity that enables all students to ownand enjoythe process of reading closely, interrogating texts, collaborating with peers, and creating meaning. Teaching modules become a teacher member and get access to even more classroom resources, lesson plans, and online professional development. A midsummer nights dream celebrating shakespeares birthday classroom tech common core corinne viglietta deborah gascon first folio first folio tour folger digital texts folger education folger shakespeare library gina voskov hamlet introducing shakespeare julius caesar king lear lily mckee high school fellowship luna macbeth mark miazga. Lady macbeth and how to get what you want student worksheets the united kingdoms international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Jan 02, 2010 a resource with a wide range of worksheets, tasks and activities for a thorough exploration of william shakespeares play macbeth. In the darkness, macbeth could see a dagger, dripping with blood. Act ii of the tragedy of macbeth, lady macbeth with daggers, and act. The editions contain the work of shakespeare on the righthand pages, and notes, glosses, and illustrations on the left.
The new folger editions of shakespeares plays, which are the basis for the texts realized here in digital form, are special because of their origin. Macbeth study guide folger shakespeare library yumpu. Macbeth then regards malcolm as an obstacle to his own destiny of becoming king. The folger shakespeare library in washington, dc, is the single greatest documentary source of shakespeares works.
Its been less than three months since the folger macbeth dvd became available, both at the ncte conference and. The pages are easier to navigate, and theyre chockfull of incredible images, multimedia, and other resources perfect for the classroom. A resource with a wide range of worksheets, tasks and activities for a thorough exploration of william shakespeares play macbeth. By folger education here at folger, were pretty thrilled about the new, sleek. Apr 09, 2010 a variety of worksheets looking at the characters in macbeth.
We offer a variety of programs and resources, at both the local and national level, for teachers in all kinds of schools and students at all ability levels. Macbeth fact sheet suggested additional resources about the folger. Free book macbeth by william shakespeare portable story. In 1603, james vi of scotland ascended the english throne, becoming james i of england. Director, folger shakespeare library it is hard to imagine a world without shakespeare. Bring shakespeare to life with this curriculum guide to macbeth. All hail, macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter act i, scenes iiiii. Pdf online macbeth folger shakespeare library epub. In response to those requests, we created new web pages on our teach and learn site. At the folger shakespeare library, our passion to teach and learn shakespeare is boundless. Shakespeares macbeth is seen anew, set in an historic london asylum for this groundbreaking production.
Tossing words and lines become a teacher member and get access to even more classroom resources, lesson plans, and online professional development. As the witches predicted, macbeth becomes king of scotland. Include how you heard about duncans murder and how lady macbeth has changed. Although i loved this play, i was concerned about how i was going to actually teach it to high school students in a way that would be. Teaching shakespeare to students whose native language is not english can be a real challenge for teachers. Lady macbeth has drugged the guards, noting that duncans resemblance to her father has stayed her from doing the deed herself. Macbeth the new folger library shakespeare, william on. A variety of worksheets looking at the characters in macbeth. The language of trauma in this segment, a forensic psychiatrist explains how the manner and style of ones speech reflects extreme or traumatic experiences, a useful framework to discuss the. Displaying all worksheets related to macbeth act two. Macbeth resists her murderous ideas as duncan and his train visit macbeth s castle. When macbeth is made thane of cawdor, he naturally begins to think that being king might be next in line. An unparalleled collection of early modern books, manuscripts, and. Johnson, folger theatres presentation of shenandoah shakespeare express, 1999.
Arguably shakespeares darkest tragedy, macbeth tells the story of a scotsmans bloody rise to power, aided by lady macbeth, whose ambition leads her to witchcraft, sleep walking, and madness. Macbeth curriculum guide printable teaching shakespeare. Davenants restorationera adaptation blends period music performed by folger consort with the tragedy of ambition run amok. After the murder, macbeth carries the bloody daggers from the chamber causing lady macbeth to reprimand him for his great show of emotion. Student partners then complete the subtext worksheet. An unparalleled collection of early modern books, manuscripts, and artwork connected to shakespeare, the folgers holdings have been consulted extensively in the preparation of these texts. Alfredo michel modenessi, a member of the faculty of philosophy and literature at the national autonomous university of mexico in mexico city has graciously allowed the folger to make his beta version of macbeth translated into modern spanish available to readers.
Help your teenager become familiar with one of shakespeare plays with this twopage worksheet. Shakespeare s macbeth is one of his darkest, powerful, and actionpacked plays. Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play. After reading macbeth, write an essay that addresses the question and analyzes to. What do we learn about lady macbeths opinion of her husband. This depicts a more sinister nature to the character who is already regarded as. In the story, are the things described below real or imagined. Teaching with the folger macbeth dvd february 15, 2010 by mike lomonico.
Hear barbara mowat, coeditor of the folger shakespeare library editions, discuss the problems she faced while editing macbeth. Macbeth if chance will have me king, then chance will crown me actor 5 unsex me here macbeth if it were done when tis done actor 5 screw your courage to the sticking place macbeth is this a dagger that i see before me. Table of contents macbeth introduction 10 unit objectives 12 reading assignment sheet unit outline 14 study questions short answer 19 quizstudy questions multiple choice 28 prereading vocabulary worksheets 42 lesson one introductory lesson 52 nonfiction assignment sheet 55 oral reading evaluation form 59 writing assignment 1 61. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Listen to this folger podcast that offers an introduction to the play via folger actors and directors.
This is just one curated sampling of the hundreds of downloadable lessons, activities, cut scenes and scripts, and other resources available to teacher members with full access to this site. Read shakespeares macbeth for free from the folger shakespeare library. No fear shakespeare macbeth by sparknotes 2 original text modern text 10 15 20 and choke their art. Folger theatres macbeth folger shakespeare library. Lady macbeth and how to get what you want student worksheets. This resource guide for macbeth offers many thematic and theater learning opportunities for students in areas related to. Imagine you are lady macbeths servant and you are concerned about her. Written by william shakespeare directed by jef hallflavin on stage at park square theatre march 28may 5, 2017. Many of them are mentioned in my individual lesson plans. The first in our threevolume shakespeare set free series is an innovative, performancebased approach to teaching shakespeare. Macbeth pdf macbeth is a tragedy by william shakespeare.882 207 285 1247 479 51 149 982 1136 1494 817 54 497 1382 156 1173 985 1507 1294 453 872 1619 20 308 1406 951 563 838 592 1664 1339 1176 632 466 113 863 520 884 880 1470