Macbeth: Study Guide

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Murder, betrayal, and three witches—sounds like a modern-day thriller. It's actually Macbeth, and a helpful study guide helps scholars explore paraphrasing, imagery, and themes. Next, learners conduct research to compare titles of nobility between the play and another culture or time period. Finally, classmates collaborate to perform a scene from the play. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils write and perform a dramatic monologue about a topic of choice
  • Ask individuals to illustrate the imagery in Macbeth's speech about the loss of his wife 
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes familiarity with Shakespeare's Macbeth
  • Addressed to prospective patrons of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, but contents are adaptable
  • Requires copies of the play and encyclopedias or Internet access

  • Provides a comprehensive plot summary 

  • Contains only three discussion questions and no writing activities