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.
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
Students acted out Act III scenes 1-3
Then we watched this film portion of the play.
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.