Shakespeare Macbeth

Theater week 3 Macbeth
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Theater week 3 Macbeth

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People who handed in work= Macbeth lesson

No work? Less choice

Tragic love dialogue in teams before 10:45

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  • Take (another) close look at the work of Shakespeare through the play of Macbeth.
    (practising language skills, video, discussion)
  • Start the assignment of this week
    ' Betrayal vs Loyalty dialogue'
  • Lesson instruction film  

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What do you already know about Macbeth?

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The witches tell Macbeth he is the future king
Macbeth murders King Duncan
Macbeth gets promoted
Macbeth gets killed in the battle
Lady Macbeth plans King Duncan's murder
An army from England comes for Macbeth
Lady Macbeth goes mad with guilt and kills herself

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Shakesperean English
Can you match Lady Macbeth's lines (1-5) with their translation into modern English (a-e)?

1. He has almost supped  
2. Art thou afeared to be the same in thine own act and valour as thou art in desire?  
3. When you durst do it then you were a man  
4. But screw your courage to the sticking place and we’ll not fail.   
5. When Duncan is asleep his two chamberlains will I with wine and wassail so            
    convince that memory, the warder of the brain will be a fume.  
a. Are you too scared to go and get what you really want?   
b. When Duncan is asleep I’ll get his two servants so drunk that they won’t remember a   
    thing the next day.   
c. He has almost finished dinner.   
d. You were manly when you were brave enough to do it.   
e. Set your mind on what you want to do and we’ll not fail.

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1c 2a 3d 4e 5b
Loyalty (trouw) and betrayal (verraad)
Loyalty and betrayal are important themes in most of the scenes in Macbeth.  
We picked a few examples.

Beginning of the play:

  • Loyal to the King and the country (Macbeth --> King/Scotland)
  • Loyal towards a friend (Banquo --> Macbeth)
  • Loyal to a husband/wife (Macbeth <--> Lady Macbeth)

Throughout the play:
  • Betrayal to the King and country (Macbeth kills King)
  • Betrayal towards a friend (Macbeth had Banquo killed by assasins)
  • Betrayal towards a husband/wife (Macbeth commits the crimes behind her back)

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Loyal to the King and the country: at the beginning of the play, Macbeth is loyal to King Duncan. He supports the King and defends Scotland to opposing armies.

Loyal to a friend: Banquo was very loyal to Macbeth, in the first parts of the play up until his death. Even when he suspected Macbeth wanted to kill the king.

Loyal to husband/wife: Macbeth (in the beginning) is loyal to Lady Macbeth because he listens to her and everything she tells him to do. Lady Macbeth showed that she was supportive to Macbeth and encouraged him to kill Duncan in order to clear all obstacles that would get in the way of Macbeth becoming King. They were very close and loving at the beginning of the play. 

Do you think similar events to those in the play Macbeth could take place today, in our times? What would be different? Are the themes in Macbeth still relevant in modern times?
We are going to take a closer look at two themes...

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words linked to loyalty and

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power (let power over morals)
violence and consequences
conflict of good and evil

This weeks assignment

Open the document in teams.
'Betrayal vs loyalty dialogue'

Write a dialogue about 
betrayal or loyalty (same pairs as last week).
Use the 'writing process guide' in the document.  
Upload your dialogue in teams opdrachten --> week 3 betrayal and loyalty dialogue 

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You have 10 minutes

Brainstorm ideas for your betrayal and loyalty dialogue

Decide on characters

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Last ten minutes...
  • Create  a costume for your characters
  • Use sheets/hats/toy swords or other pieces of clothing to help you
  • Take a picture and upload it in the teams chat with a dramatic facial expression
  • Remember it's Shakespeare - boys can play girls - girls can play boys

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