This 30 slide PowerPoint presentation is intended to serve as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare (his life and times) and his play, Macbeth. It is also intended to present this close to the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, with further in-depth Macbeth student study guides / activities.
The Shakespeare / Macbeth presentation contains the following;
*Shakespeare the author
*Life in Elizabethan London (briefly covering street life, living conditions, class & social *distinctions and structures, relationships, gender roles, entertainment, crime and punishment, death & disease)
*Origins of Macbeth
*Macbeth in historical context
*Main elements and themes in Macbeth
*Brief overview of figurative and dramatic uses of Language.
*Elizabethan beliefs (role of supernatural)
*Tips for reading Shakespeare
*Student investigative and research activities
*A brief presentation of the storyline of Macbeth
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