Macbeth - mrsleggenglish

Macbeth - mrsleggenglish

Macbet h Learning Objective Read and understand Act 1 Scene 5 and 6. Begin to understand the character of Lady Macbeth. Starter Complete an A Z of Macbeth so far. Act 1 Scene 5 Read the opening of Act 1 Scene 5 carefully. Afterwards we

will be thinking about and discussing the following: What are your first thoughts of Lady Macbeth? Why do you think that way? Extension who do you think should play her on stage/screen? Macbeths letter to Lady Macbeth LADY MACBETH (reading) They met me in the day of success, and I have learned by the perfectest report they have more in them than mortal knowledge. When I burned in desire to question them further, they made themselves air, into which they vanished. Whiles I stood rapt in the wonder of it came missives from the king, who all-hailed me 'Thane of Cawdor,' by which title, before, these weird

sisters saluted me, and referred me to the coming on of time with 'Hail, king that shalt be!' This have I thought good to deliver thee, my dearest partner of greatness, that thou mightst not lose the dues of rejoicing, by being ignorant of what greatness is promised thee. Lay it to thy heart, and farewell. Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst wrongly win. Thou'ldst have, great Glamis,

That which cries, Thus thou must do, if thou have it, And that which rather thou dost fear to do, Than wishest should be undone. Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise with the valor of my tongue All that impedes thee from the golden round, Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem To have thee crowned withal. Who should play Lady M on stage/screen?

Finish Act 1 Scene 5 then In groups of six split into pairs take a section of Lady Macbeths soliloquy: 1. 2. 3. Come, you spirits Come to my womans breast Come, thick night

Each pairing needs a director and an actor. Decide how to perform your section and go for it! Lets see some. NB. Some people think that Shakespeare split this soliloquy into three parts deliberately, so that the actor playing Lady Macbeth could say essentially the same thing to the three different sections on the audience (the right, the centre and the left) Macbet h

Learning Objective Read and understand Act 1 Scene 5 and 6. Begin to understand the character of Lady Macbeth. Still working on this one. Act 1 Scene 5 Key terms Duplicity Synonyms for this word are: deceitfulness,, deviousness, twofacedness, falseness, fraudulence, swindling, cheating, skulduggery, unfairness, unjustness. Write your own definition.

Extended metaphor When a single metaphor is used at length throughout a text in our case a play. Dramatic irony Events in the speeches or situations of a drama that are understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play. Act 1 Scene 6 LADY MACBETH O, never Shall sun that morrow see!

Your face, my thane, is as a book where men May read strange matters. To beguile the time, Look like the time. Bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue. Look like th' innocent flower, But be the serpent under t. He thats coming Must be provided for; and you shall put This nights great business into my dispatch, Which shall to all our nights and days to come Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom. How does Lady Macbeth represent the duplicity and

dramatic irony of this scene in this soliloquy? Plenary. Quote check. Do you know five quotes from Macbeth so far? Test your neighbour. Homework Must: Pick some of the images from Lady Macbeths unsex me soliloquy and represent them in a similar way to last lesson; draw a picture and mind map all the possible

connotations. Should: Write a sentence: this image represents Lady Macbeth as... because Shakespeare has done this at this point in the play because Could: Repeat with a second image Macbet h Learning Objective Read and understand Act 1 Scene 5 and 6. Begin to understand the character of Lady Macbeth.

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