Why Should You Read "Macbeth"?

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All is fair in motivating readers. And something wickedly wonderful comes from using a short introductory video to double readers' enjoyment of Shakespeare's tragedy about the ambitious Thane of Glamis. It is a tale told by a genius.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the video for out-of-class viewing before beginning a unit on the Scottish Play
  • Assign different suggested film versions to groups, have them preview their film, and develop a presentation in which they argue whether this version of the film should be used for full-class viewing
  • Check out the excellent resources offered by the Folger Shakespeare Library Folger Shakespeare Library
Classroom Considerations

  • If assigned for home viewing, ensure class members have Internet access
Pros

  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related materials, and discussion questions
Cons

  • None
Common Core