William Shakespeare English 12 Warm Up • “Greed is the root of all evil”: Do you agree or disagree? Shakespeare Background • Lived from 1564-1616 • Born In Stratford-UponAvon, England • Poet, dramatist, and actor • Most widely read author of all time Lost Years • Shakespeare married at age 18. • After this he disappeared from all public record • Some say he was on the run from a wealthy man he wronged. • Some say he was working as a school teacher. London • In 1589 Shakespeare came to London. • By 1592 he was already an actor and playwright of some note with Chamberlain’s Men. • In 1592, due to The Plague, all theaters in London were closed. • Shakespeare began writing sonnets • Theaters reopened in 1596, and he began writing plays again. The Globe Theater • In 1599 he became a part owner of in the New Globe Theater; built by Chamberlain’s Men. • Eight-sided, open air amphitheater; three stories high • Held up to 3,000 spectators Tragedy • Dramatic writing often written in verse • A “great” figure meets their downfall due to some character flaw. Macbeth Anticipation Guide(Worksheet) • Independently complete the handout • Discuss with person next to you. Star the questions you agreed on. X for the ones you did not. • Share with class Macbeth in Brief • Macbeth is a great general in the Scottish army. • Macbeth and another general, Banquo, happen across three witches. • They tell Macbeth that he will be king one day. • Macbeth murders the current king, Duncan. • More murder, lies, betrayal, and insanity……… Setting • Scotland and briefly in England • Most of the play takes place in Macbeth's castle. • Majority of the play occurs in darkness Characters • See character list Themes • • • • Ambition Fate Nature Manhood A Call to all Actors: Act 1; Scenes 1-3 • First Witch-Tavaya • Second WitchAntonique • Third Witch-Brittany • King-Azariah • Malcolm-Kirsten • Captain-Keaira • Lennox-Jamal • Ross-Rachel • Banquo-Jalen • Macbeth-Shaun • Angus-Nikki A Call to all Actors: Act 1; Scenes 1-3 • • • • • • • • First Witch-Micah Second Witch-Daesha Third Witch-Monica King-Alex Malcolm-Chris Captain-John Lennox-Joe Ross-anthony • Banquo-Zain • Macbeth-Dj • Angus-Rob A Call to all Actors: Act 1; Scenes 1-3 • • • • • • • • First Witch-Daraya Second Witch-Michelle Third Witch-Jocelyn King-Sean Malcolm-Mustaafa Captain-Oshea Lennox-Anthony Ross-Joe • Banquo-Mikala • Macbeth-Lyeisha • Angus-Taylor Warm Up • What are some supernatural things people still believe in today? • In Shakespeare's time many believed in the supernatural. Macbeth is full of ghosts and witches with strange powers. Paradox • WRITE THIS DEFINITION DOWN!!!!! • A statement that seems to not make any sense, but in reality expresses a possible truth. • Examples: Nobody goes to that restaurant, it's too crowded. • Don't go near the water until you've learned to swim. • To be free we have to have laws that restrict our freedom. 3 scenes, 3 films • As you are watching the three film clips I want you to follow along in the book. Consider the following questions and jot down notes in your graphic organizer. 1. What are the witches wearing? 2. How do they look? 3. Where do they appear to be? 4. What is happening? What are they planning? • http://ubdeducators.wikispaces.com/Dana+Witches+o n+YouTube+Activity • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clG8ha2D26g&feat ure=related Questions • On the back of your paper answer the following questions: 1. Which version did you like best? Why? 2. Which version do you think was "scariest"? Why? 3. How did the music and special effects impact the scene? Why do you think the director chose those? 4. How were the actresses different in each version? How did that difference impact the scene? 5. Lines were changed, removed, or moved to different places. What effect did that have? Homework • In 100 words, describe how you would do things differently in the scene if you were an actor or director. • Include the setting, costumes, and the way the lines will be delivered. Be creative!!! Exit Slip • In your own words, what does the paradox “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.” mean? Paradox • A statement that seems to not make any sense, but in reality expresses a possible truth. • Examples: Nobody goes to that restaurant, it's too crowded. • Don't go near the water until you've learned to swim • To be free we have to have laws that restrict our freedom Warm Up • If you had the choice, would you want to know what your future looks like? Why or why not? Aside http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1UMCfbqDsU 3:37 • WRITE THIS DOWN!!!!!! • A part of an actor's lines supposedly not heard by others on the stage and intended only for the audience. Paradox Scavenger Hunt • There are five examples of paradox in Act 1, Scene 3.Pair up with a partner and see if you can find them. • When you find one, write it down and answer these questions on a piece of paper. 1. Who is the speaker? Who are they speaking to. 2. What makes it a paradox? 3. What is the possible truth? Remember a paradox is a statement that seems to not make any sense, but in reality expresses a possible truth. Paradox • A statement that seems to not make any sense, but in reality expresses a possible truth. • Examples: Nobody goes to that restaurant, it's too crowded. • Don't go near the water until you've learned to swim • To be free we have to have laws that restrict our freedom A Call to Actors: Act I Scenes 4-7 • • • • • • King-Sean Malcolm-Jocelyn Macbeth-Mustaafa Banquo-Michelle Lady Macbeth-Daraya Messenger-Anthony A Call to Actors: Act I Scenes 4-7 • • • • • • King Malcolm Macbeth Banquo Lady Macbeth Messenger A Call to Actors: Act I Scenes 4-7 • • • • • • King-Alex Malcolm-Calvin Macbeth-DJ Banquo-Tanisha Lady Macbeth-Monica Messenger-chris Homework • Answer questions 1 through 9 in your Macbeth Act I Packet.