There are a lot of reasons why Macbeth is my favorite Shakespeare play to teach. Not only because it’s the shortest, but also because it has a lot of elements that today’s teens seem to need to be interested in anything: violence! It also has a pretty interesting history, and is still considered to be cursed. This 30-slide introductory PowerPoint presentation introduces the students first to 10 items of trivia about Shakespeare and his plays in a true/false quiz format, and then presents 10 items of evidence about the curse. It’s a unique, but effective way to begin to build student interest in studying the play. Thanks for considering!