MACBETH Day 6

Poem A Day:

Lyrics for this song are here. 

It captures well Macbeth’s thoughts and feelings just after Duncan’s murder in Act III.

Mini-lesson:

Students reviewed the action of the play up until this point, and I asked them to identify changes in each character. We also discussed Shakespeare’s use of motifs- there are several that are woven through each act of the play:

  • Calling upon darkness to cover up light (or night to swallow the day, etc).
  • Referring to faces as masks that cover men’s true thoughts or desires
  • References to the stars

 

Active Engagement:

Students acted out Act III scenes 1-3

Then we watched this film portion of the play.

Closure:

Students took notes on the development of their chosen theme thus far. I reminded students who had signed up for the extra-credit poem a day activity to send me their poems before our next class.

 

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