William Shakespeare

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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
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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
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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
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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
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King-Sean
Malcolm-Jocelyn
Macbeth-Mustaafa
Banquo-Michelle
Lady Macbeth-Daraya
Messenger-Anthony
A Call to Actors: Act I Scenes 4-7
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King
Malcolm
Macbeth
Banquo
Lady Macbeth
Messenger
A Call to Actors: Act I Scenes 4-7
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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.
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