William Shakespeare's Macbeth

This website will help the College English class to read and interpret Shakespeare's Macbeth.

    A thrilling tale of murder and mayhem set in Scotland, Macbeth is arguably the most violent of Shakespeare's plays. Roman Polanski, the director of a famous cinema adaptation of Macbeth claims he sees Macbeth,  "as a young, open-faced warrior, who is gradually sucked into a whirlpool of events because of his ambition. When he meets the weird sisters and hears their prophecy, he's like the man who hopes to win a million-a gamble for high stakes."

Link to Online Textbook that includes Macbeth
(you may use the login: kgs5d / password: x3w4s)

Macbeth Classroom Assignments

Jan 3/4th: Updated Sonnet Assignment         {Link to Wordle}

Jan 7/8th What is with the Witches? Assignment

Scotland, PA - The Witches (Youtube)

Animaniacs -- The Witches (Youtube)

Three Versions of the Witches (Youtube)

The Witches 1948 (Youtube)

Link to online text of Macbeth's Dagger Speech

The Dagger Speech -- explanation notes (if you're still confused)

Youtube Dagger Scene {we watched this in class!}

Banquet Scene Assignment

2012 Macbeth Final Essay Assignment

Macbeth Extra Credit Choices

Helpful Questions for Analysis:

Act II Questions

Act III Questions

Act IV Questions

Act V Questions  (PDF)       Act V Questions  (Word Doc)

Macbeth Final Writing Assignment


Macbeth Resources
for fun, for studying, for extra knowledge

Character Map/Character Descriptions

Themes & Characters Chart

Helpful Lit Terms

Study Questions over Macbeth (includes future quiz questions)

Test Study Guide (with answers!)

Plot Summary Videos from the BBC

No Fear Shakespeare

Act Summary from your textbook (great for test review!)

Lots of Macbeth Info -- including review jeopardy PowerPoints!

Shakespeare is Hip-Hop Vocabulary Youtube Video (We can all read Shakespeare!)

Macbeth Review Song (Youtube)

Macbeth Review Ditty (Youtube)

Enjoyable Macbeth Comics from the blog "Hark, A Vagrant!"




Questions? Email Ms. Gossling

last updated on Wednesday, January 09, 2013s