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Y11: Macbeth revision posters

Hi Year 11 Here are the Macbeth plans you produced in our revision session today. We responded to these two questions:   Macbeth’s ‘cannot taint with fear’ suggests fear is something that physically affects you (also perhaps “I have forgotten the taste of fear”). Fear is both intangible – cannot be grasped – (Banquo, for example… Continue reading Y11: Macbeth revision posters

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Y11: Macbeth revision – exam writing slides

Here are the slides we used and produced in the lessons on Thursday. First the question. Alongside this is a possible way of structuring your response. It’s one way, not THE way. Some of you might find this too restrictive; others like it because it has a neat division between extract and whole:  The first thing… Continue reading Y11: Macbeth revision – exam writing slides

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Y11 Return to Macbeth – Act 5 Scenes 2 and 3

Last week, we returned to Macbeth and decided to read some key scenes from act 5 for two reasons: firstly, we didn’t do this enough justice first time round (we ran out of time) and secondly it’s a good way to revise the play because we are constantly thinking back to how these scenes link… Continue reading Y11 Return to Macbeth – Act 5 Scenes 2 and 3

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“Something wicked this way comes” – Macbeth and the Gothic tradition

With added pupil posters! We’re all getting a bit excited with AO3 in Macbeth. Quite rightly, we’re focussing on the presentation of women – Lady Macbeth fails at first to conform to the model of the subservient woman and like pretty much all of Shakespeare’s women exhibits a strong sense of independence which is ultimately contained… Continue reading “Something wicked this way comes” – Macbeth and the Gothic tradition