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This 92-page lesson plan for Macbeth was written, tested, and approved by working classroom teachers. The main components of this plan are the following:
-An in-depth introductory lecture
-Chapter-by-chapter study questions
-A multiple-choice test
This lesson plan proceeds through each act and scene, giving students important vocabulary items to study, as well as reading comprehension and discussion questions. The plan is divided into a teacher and a student edition. The teacher edition provides complete answer keys.
Excerpt from the introductory lecture:
Macbeth is the last and shortest of Shakespeare’s four great tragedies (the other three being Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear). It is also considered by many scholars to be Shakespeare’s darkest play in its examination of evil and how briskly morality is sacrificed in the quest for power. Significantly, it is also one of Shakespeare’s most topical plays, as its exploration of the role of the monarchy paid homage to England’s new king.