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Lockdown Walking in Macbeth

  Walking. Now, I may be on to something here, because everyone is talking about walking. “The coronavirus lockdown has changed my relationship to walking” says journalist Cazz Blase, for whom this new delight in perambulation is aided by the reduction in traffic. Walking used to be something we just ‘did’; a functional necessity to… Continue reading Lockdown Walking in Macbeth

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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