|William Shakespeare is often called the ______ meaning poet.
|He was an English____,_____, and ______
|playwright, poet, and actor
|His exact birthdate is ______ but he was baptized on _______ and he died in _____ at the age of _______
|unknown, April 26, 1564, 1616 age of 52
|He married ______ and had ___ children
|Anne Hathaway, 3
|Often regarded as the foremost_____ of his time, Shakespeare wrote ___ plays and ____ sonnets
|dramatist, 37, 154
|Indeed, Shakespeare lives on through his many plays and poems which are _____, ____, and _____ around the world today
|taught, read, and performed
|However, he also lives on through the thousands of words he ______, and we still use today
|_____ first performed in 1606, is one of Shakespeare’s most famous, and most performed tragedy
|The story is based on a real life _____, who became king in 1040
|In Shakespeare’s version, Macbeth guided by ____ from three witches, is driven by ______ to become king and undertakes dark deeds to make it happen
|The play is a dark one: of _____, _____,____, and ______
|fate, power, ambition, and guilt
|The very opening scene involves witches, which sets the _____, mystical tone of the _________
|eerie, ensuing action
|What are some words Shakespeare invented?
|Champion, Rant, Amazement, Swagger, Elbow, Obscene, Blushing, Dwindle, and Addiction
|The Elizabethan Era is so called because it covers the period of _________ reign of England, and it spans from 1558-1603
|Queen Elizabeth I
|It is often referred to as _________ in British history as it was a time in which there was a ______ in culture and ______
|the golden age, renaissance, national pride
|Interestingly, _______ and ________ are ________ (alternative, indirect terms used to avoid the real title) for Shakespeare’s Macbeth
|The Scottish Play, The Bard’s Play, euphemisms
|This is because, according to a superstitions in the world of actors, the play is _____, and speaking the name Macbeth inside a theater will cause _____
|The origin of this superstition is not entirely clear: some say that Shakespeare used an actual ______ in the play, and then witches who saw the play were so angry that they placed a ____ on all future productions of the drama
|witch’s spell, cursed
|Another rumor is that Shakespeare himself cursed the play once ______ forbid it to be performed again
|King James I
|Sumarize Scene 1
|Battle in Scotland, the witches appear and say they are going to meet Macbeth when the battle is over.
|Summarize Scene 2
|Hear about Macbeth’s noble character through reports delivered to the King calls the Thane of Cawdor a traitor and gives the title to Macbeth
|Describe the physical setting
|The setting contains thunder and lightning as a storm rages on. Dry Desert fog and filthy air
|Describe the mood
|The mood is supernatural, dark, and eerie
|Self-contradictory statement that when investigated may prove to be true
|What were the witches prophesies?
|1. Thane of Glamis2. Thane of Cawdor3.King
|The witches foretell one thing about Banquo’s future. What is it?
|His descendants will be king
|What is the meaning of WYRD?
|A conception of the Anglo-Saxon culture roughly corresponding to fate or personal destiny
|Describe what happens in Act 1 Scene 4
|Hear about the execution of Thane of Cawdor. Malcolm is named heir to the thrown. Duncan invites himself over to Macbeth’s house
|irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play.
|the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud by onesself used in drama with the audience unspoken reflections
|What advice did Lady Macbeth back in Act 1 Scene 5 (around lines 72-73) about appearance?
|act natural and hide your evil
|How does Lady Macbeth appear in front of the king?
|A good host, sweet
|What is Lady Macbeth really thinking/plotting?
|Killing the king in his sleep
|What are three words to describe Macbeth’s mind?
|conflicted, uncertain, troubled
|What are three reasons Macbeth gives for not wanting to kill Duncan?
|Killing a good man, dangerous will have consequences, and upset the natural order
|What is the conclusion Macbeth comes to by the end of his soliloquy?
|he decides that he is not going to kill the King
|Explain how dramatic irony is evident during Lady Macbeth’s meeting with King Duncan
|We know that she is going to commit murder, while Duncan thinks she is great
|How might the audience respond to Scene 6?
|They might think that she is deviant, a snake, and has ambition for power
|In your own words, explain what we learn about Macbeth from this aside?
|He is hiding his true self because he has dark evil desires
|By naming Malcolm Prince of Cumberland, what else is the king saying?
|He is trustworthy. More worthy than his other son
|What is notable about Macbeth’s opening words?
|They are the same words the witches spoke in Scene 1
|Summarize the action of Scene 3
|Macbeth encounters the sisters and they give them their prophesies and he becomes the Thane of Cawdor
|How might the meaning of WYRD inform Macbeth’s view of the witches?
|He believes every word they say
|In what way is the witches’ opening speech somewhat like a spell?
|They are gathered together chanting the same words.
|What news does Ross bring to the king about the Thane of Cawdor?
|He was disloyal and he began a bloody battle and he has been captured
|What action does the king take in response of the news?
|He orders Ross to announce Thane of Cawdor’s execution and to give Macbeth his titles
|“Give me cat- shows him being lazy”
|“and waines it now, to look so green and pale”
|“When you durst do it, then you were a man”
|” I have given such, and know how tender ’tis love to the bane that milks me”
|“So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo”
|” Like the poor cat i’m’ adage”
|“Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums and bashed the brains out…”
|“From this time such I account my love?”
|Do you find Lady Macbeth’s characterization believable?
|Yes, she is very evil on the inside but composes it greatly in order to murder Duncan
|Develop of events beyond a person’s control regarded by a supernatural control
|prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to be true by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between behavior
|Macbeth is not held in high regard amongst his fellow soldiers
|The witches do not look human
|Macbeth reacts negatively to the witches’ prophesies
|Banquo’s descendants will be future monarchs
|Lady Macbeth thinks that her husband is too weak to kill Duncan
|Lady Macbeth thinks that Macbeth lacks ambition
|Lady Macbeth feels as though she needs to be more manly in order to kill Duncan
|Macbeth thinks Duncan is an authoritarian, aggressive king
|Macbeth does have doubts about killing the king
|Lady Macbeth would even kill her own children if she had promised Macbeth
|Lady Macbeth instructs her husband to put on a fake show
August 15, 2019