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Posted: May 11, 2010

Quiz will be Friday May 14.

Posted: May 10, 2010

Macbeth essays due tomorrow (May 11).

Posted: May 3, 2010

Students are to bring Echoes text to class from now on. Poets Defining Poetry assignment due tomorrow. Macbeth essay due next Tuesday.  Get it in early for MLA corrections!!

Posted: April 28, 2010

Posted: April 21, 2010

1.            Kingship  2.            Ambition  3.            Guilt  4.            Deceptive Appearances  5.            Witches and Superstition  6.            Fathers and Sons 

Posted: April 20, 2010

Macbeth Video Due Date Has Changed To Wednesday April 28.   Test on Acts IV and V on Tuesday April 27

Posted: April 19, 2010

ACT 5 5.1 1. What has the gentlewoman seen Lady Macbeth do (lines 1-15)? Why won't she tell the Doctor what Lady Macbeth said? 2. What does Lady Macbeth reveal in her sleepwalking speeches and actions (lines 23-58)? To what does the Doctor relate this in lines 66-69? What is he suggesting in lines 66-67? 5.2 1. Where are the soldiers heading? Whose side are they on? What do the mentions of Birnam Wood (line 5) and Dunsinane (line 12) remind us of? 5.3 1. What reports are the servants bringing to Macbeth? Why does Macbeth say he is not afraid? What does he think about himself in lines 20-29? 2. What does the Doctor say about Lady Macbeth (lines 39-46)? What does Macbeth wish the Doctor could do (lines 52-58)? 5.4 1. What does Malcolm tell the soldiers to do (lines 4-7)? What effect do you expect this to have on Macbeth?

Posted: April 13, 2010

In a group of 4,  you are to write an extension to the witches' brew scene (Act IV Sc.i).  Your written dialogue must be at least 15 lines.  Your group must video tape a production of the scene.  The video should last 3-4 minutes.  You will be marked on the following: Quality of Video/Audio - 30Performances -  10Costumes -  10 DUE:  April 26   Pass in your video on a memory stick.
Monday April 12 - Test on Acts I - III                         - Newspaper article on the banquet due

Posted: April 1, 2010

There will be an in-class assignment on Tuesday.  It is important that the following be completed beforehand:     The identity of the third murderer is a mystery. Develop arguments for and against each of the following being the murderer.  a. a servant (possibly Seyton) b. Macbeth himself  c. Lady Macbeth d. Lennox e. a witch    Act 3 Scene 3

Posted: March 30, 2010

Act II contains many supernatural events.  List them and discuss their significance.  Make sure you have citations from the play.

Posted: March 29, 2010

Macbeth Act I Sc 1 - 7 and Act II  Sc 1 - 3 have been completed.  Students missing scene notes need to get caught up.

Posted: March 25, 2010

Macbeth Act I Sc 1 - 7 and Act II  Sc 1 have been completed.  Students missing scene notes need to get caught up.

Posted: March 15, 2010

Essay due Thursday.  Bring Echoes text to class for Tuesday.