site compiled by v. guarino

This site is intended for teachers who would like to develop an internet based, multimedia unit regarding Macbeth.  The resources are  categorized for ease of use and include audio, video, image and text options, as well as some interactive exhibits and activities.

Please let me know if you and your students find the site useful!

 
United Streaming & Annenberg Videos Audio and Etexts Online Shakespeare's Language & the Original Macbeth Macbeth Lessons & Activities Questions and Quizzes Macbeth Primary Source
Medieval Times, the Renaissance and Victorian England Sonnets, Poetic Devices &  Resources Shakespeare Fun and Games  Paintings, Costumes, Maps & Timelines Tragedy Basics for Everyone! All About Shakespeare
VIDEOS

United Streaming Offerings (NRHS has a subscription - see notice for login)

Famous Authors: William Shakespeare: 1564-1616 – RUNS 35 Minutes – covers ALL (London, Queen Elizabeth, the Globe, fashion, etc.) For grades 9 – 12 / Shakespeare, Module 9: Macbeth Basics It’s the Macdaddy of macabre murder mysteries—Macbeth. You want blood—you got it! You want conniving conspiracies—Done! (Grade 9 - 12) – Video accompanied by a quiz. / Shakespeare, Module 10: The Characters of Macbeth It’s kings, killings, and kilts. Kilts? That’s right, the Standard Deviants continue their discussion of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Video accompanied by a quiz / Shakespeare, Module 2: What is Tragedy?
Get your carton of ice cream ready and keep a box of tissues close at hand, because you’re about to explore every aspect of tragedy. (Grade 9 - 12) / Exploring the Renaissance (1350-1650) Combining live-action footage, museum material and dramatized segments, this program will provide students with an excellent insight into the "rebirth" of Europe, or the Renaissance. (Grade 6-8)

Online Drama Videos Free at Annenberg

http://www.learner.org/resources/series41.html

Playing the Part: Characters and Actors in Drama The development of dramatic character, by playwright and by actor, is illustrated through several interpretations of a single scene from Hamlet and an interview with Shakespearean actor John Vickery.

Patterns of Action: Plot and Conflict in Drama  A dramatization of Oedipus Rex demonstrates the classical plot structure. Dramatist A. R. Gurney discusses conflict and plot in contemporary American theater.

Perspectives on Illusion: Setting and Staging in Drama  An interview with set designer Chris Barecca and a documentary overview of types of theaters demonstrate the intertwining of text and technique in dramatic setting.

Myth and Symbolism in Drama Alaskan playwright David Hunsaker's dramatizations of Eskimo myth and his productions of Eskimo translations of Greek tragedies, together with scenes from Oedipus Rex, demonstrate the enduring power and meaning of myth in drama.

A Frame for Meaning: Theme in Drama   Dramatist David H. Hwang discusses the themes and structure of his plays, which include M. Butterfly. Scholars consider thematic interpretations inherent in the production of a single act of Hamlet.


AUDIO AND ETEXTS

Entire Audio of Play at Wired for Books (nicely done)

http://wiredforbooks.org/macbeth/

The Online Folger Shakespeare Library has many lesson plan ideas, primary source documents, and study guides for students.

http://www.folger.edu/index_sa.cfm?specaudid=2

Dual versions side by side  (easy prose for students) with illustrations

http://www.lynchmultimedia.com/macbeth_parallel.html

The Electric Shakespeare notes and resources

http://www.princeton.edu/~danson/Lit131/Framed.htm

Larger print Macbeth Online

http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/macbeth/

Complete Works of Shakespeare

http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html

Famous Shakespeare Quotes

http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/

 

 

 

 


SHAKESPEARE'S LESSONS & ACTIVITIES

Lessons and Ideas

http://www.webenglishteacher.com/macbeth.html

Lesson from Edsitement: Fear and the Dagger of the Mind

http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=368

Go to Trackstar and type “Macbeth” in the keyword search field.  You can access teacher created resources, many of which are wonderful!

http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/

Ambition and Loyalty Activity from Bytesize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/teachers/lessonplans/english/mac_ambition.shtml

Questions for each act may be found at…

http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/BuilderV03/Attachments/23605.doc

The Language of Disease:  Macbeth Destroys Himself Activity

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/teachers/lessonplans/english/mac_goodandevil.shtml

Similar Tasks for Chaos Imagery Throughout the Play

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/teachers/lessonplans/english/mac_scenes_act5.shtml

Witty Version of the Re-write a Scene Task

http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/2047.html

Interesting resources from the UK

http://www.teachit.co.uk/index.asp?A=4&S=117&M=3&Z=1

Inquest Macbeth Lesson and Materials

http://www.projectboxes.co.uk/macbeth/before.html

Activities from the Rehearsal Room (drama related)

http://www.rsc.org.uk/learning/hamletandmacbeth/teachers/forteachersmacbeth.htm

Exploring Exposition in Macbeth (with all materials) at ArtsEdge

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/3768/

The Online Folger Shakespeare Library has many lesson plan ideas, primary source documents, and study guides for students.

http://www.folger.edu/index_sa.cfm?specaudid=2

Fill-Ins (CLOZE task) for Macbeth

http://www.newi.ac.uk/englishresources/workunits/ks3/drama/shakes/macbeth/clozesyn.html

ClassZone Macbeth Classroom Activities

http://www.classzone.com/novelguides/litcons/macbeth/guide.cfm 

Fun Task – Find a Modern Day Career for Macbeth and/or his wife! New links needed for career selection – but it’s a great idea!  You can add a Macbeth Resume Writing activity as well!

http://www.utc.edu/Outreach/CommunityCareerEducation/hmacbeth.htm

Career Sites

http://www.careerkey.org/ for career choices and personality traits… My Career Checklist at http://www.myfuture.com/toolbox/workinterest.html 

Career Quiz from Princeton

http://www.princetonreview.com/cte/quiz/career_quiz1.asp

2000-01 The Occupational Outlook Handbook compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the emerging occupations are not yet included. Exploring Occupations from the University of Manitoba spotlights 9 major occupational areas and links to dozens of other sites with information on occupations. Career Exploration Links from the University of California at Berkeley Career and Educational Guidance Library are a bit spotty, but if your occupation of interest is included, you're in luck. Careers OnLine's Job Description Index has almost 1,000 job descriptions sorted into 12 interest areas.

Personality Sorters Online – Complete the personality test as Macbeth or Lady Macbeth or ANY CHARACTER!  Check the results!

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

http://www.advisorteam.com/temperament_sorter/register.asp?partid=1

http://www.enneagraminstitute.com/dis_sample_36.asp

Guides for Teachers using Shakespeare from PBS

http://www.pbs.org/shakespeare/educators/

Synopsis and Activities from Ch 4

http://web.channel4.com/learning/main/netnotes/content/pdfs/guides/Macbeth.pdf

Macbeth is a Bad Bad Man Webquest (!)

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/webevilinra.html

 


QUESTIONS AND QUIZZES

Macbeth Trivia Questions (automated online for review before a quiz or test)

http://www.funtrivia.com/dir/3734.html

Reading Questions

http://cla.calpoly.edu/~dschwart/engl339/macbeth.html

Macbeth Discussion Questions

http://www.olemiss.edu/courses/engl205/macbeth.html

Close Reading Questions

http://english.sxu.edu/boyer/304_rdg_qst/mac_nor_qst.htm

Some Interesting Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Macbeth

http://www.shakespeare-online.com/faq/macbethfaq.html

Self-Quiz with answers…

http://www.shakespearehelp.com/macbeth/quizzes/macbeth_act1quiz.htm

 Online (brief) Macbeth Quiz

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/macbeth_quiz.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 


FOOD AND SHAKESPEARE

Foods in Shakespeare (comprehensive)

http://www.soupsong.com/ibard.html

Shakespearean Feast Site

http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/shak-feast.htm

Food Timeline

http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodfaq3.html#shakespeare

 


THE GLOBE THEATRE

Virtual tour of the Globe Theatre (stage, yard, middle gallery, etc.)

http://shakespeares-globe.org/navigation/frameset.htm

Panoramic (interactive) photos of Globe

http://www.ualberta.ca/~sreimer/shakespr/glob-qt.htm

Globe Diagram Printout

http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/BuilderV03/Attachments/Globe%20diagram.doc

Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre - Audio Visual
http://search.eb.com/shakespeare/ind_av.html

 

 

 

 

 


MEDIEVAL TIMES, THE RENAISSANCE AND VICTORIAN ENGLAND

Luminarium Site for Medieval and Renaissance Works

http://www.luminarium.org/lumina.htm

Children in Victorian England at BBC (mildly interactive exhibit – audio/animations)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/victorians/

Renaissance Interactive Site from the Allentown Art Museum (interactive – audio/animations)

http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/

In Search of Shakespeare at the BBC - The Man, his Times & Many Multimedia Activities

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/shakespeare/

Godfathers of the Renaissance at PBS Exhibit

http://www.pbs.org/empires/medici/

Elizabeth:  Ruler and Legend Exhibit from the Newberry Library (interactive)

http://www3.newberry.org/elizabeth/exhibit/index.html

Explore the Renaissance at Annenberg – comprehensive exhibit (history, trade, science, exploration)

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/renaissance/

The Royal Monarch History with Timeline

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page5.asp

Life in Elizabethan England:  A Compendium of Common Knowledge

http://renaissance.dm.net/compendium/index.html

The Elizabethan World at Encyclopedia Britannica (exhibit)

http://search.eb.com/shakespeare/browse?browseId=248010

 

 

 

 

 

 


SHAKESPEARE'S LANGUAGE & VOCABULARY

Interactive FLASH game entitled “Will’s Words” – May be used as a vocabulary list & research tool!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/merchant/words.html

Animated Overview of Shakespeare, his language, writing process and different versions of his works

http://www.ciconline.org/default.htm

Proper Elizabethan Accents – Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Insults

http://www.renfaire.com/Language/index.html

Shakespeare Glossaries for Readers

http://absoluteshakespeare.com/glossary/a.htm

http://drama.eserver.org/plays/renaissance/shakespeare/glossary.txt

http://www.onlineshakespeare.com/glossaryal.htm

Animated Overview of Shakespeare, his language, writing process and different versions of his works

http://www.ciconline.org/default.htm

Concordance to Shakespeare

http://www.opensourceshakespeare.com/concordance/

Rhymezone Shakespeare Search (like a concordance)

http://www.rhymezone.com/shakespeare/help/

 Shakespeare Resource Center (his language, his will, authorship debate, globe theater)

http://www.bardweb.net/index.html

A Scansion Website

http://www.holycross.edu/departments/theatre/projects/isp/measure/teachguide/scansion.html

 

THE ORIGINAL MACBETH

Comparison of Shakespeare's primary source for Macbeth (Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland) and subsequent play.

http://www.clicknotes.com/macbeth/Holinshed/welcome.html

 

 

 

 

 


SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS

Gielgud Reads the Sonnets (audio)

http://town.hall.org/radio/HarperAudio/020994_harp_ITH.html

All of the Sonnets

http://www.shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/

The Sonnets

http://www.onlineshakespeare.com/sonnets1.htm

Building Blocks of Sonnets (Types, Structures)

http://www.sp.uconn.edu/~mwh95001/sonnets.html

Types of Poetry

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4360000/newsid_4361500/4361583.stm

A Scansion Website

http://www.holycross.edu/departments/theatre/projects/isp/measure/teachguide/scansion.html

Poetic Devices Lesson

http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/unit_poeticdevice.htm

Simple List of Poetic Devices

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/jan-june00/poetryboxdevicesexamples.html

Poetry Analysis Worksheet (Things to Consider)

http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/analysis.html

Comprehensive (but not pretty) Poetic Devices Glossary

http://www.english.uga.edu/cdesmet/class/engl4830/work/projects/brent/alphadef.htm

Sonnet Activities

http://www.webenglishteacher.com/shakesonnets.html

Writing Shakespearean Sonnets

http://www.schoollink.org/csd/pages/engl/sonnet.html

Incredible List of OBSCURE but Interesting Devices

http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~kbarker/ling-devices.html

Literary Terms

http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/terms.html

More Literary Terms

http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/terms/

 

 

 

 


SHAKESPEARE FUN AND GAMES

Shakespearean Murder Mystery Game (nicely done) at the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/game.shtml

Shakespeare Insult Generator

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/onenightofshakespeare/onenightofshakespeare_insults.shtml

Shakespeare Magnetic Poetry Online!

http://shakespeare.nowheres.com/poetry/ieindex.html

Hangman Online with picture of Macbeth

http://library.thinkquest.org/19539/hangman.htm

 

 


ESSAYS AND ARTICLES

Essays about Shakespearean Works (by Hazlitt, Freud, Eliot, etc.)

http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/playcriticism.htm#Macbeth

The Shakespeare Mystery – The Debate at Frontline

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shakespeare/

Serbia’s Modern Day Macbeths (article)

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2091714,00.html

Thomas De Quincey - On the Knocking at the Gate

http://www.ellopos.net/notebook/quincey.htm

Essay on Witchcraft during Shakespeare’s time…

http://homepages.tesco.net/%7Eeandcthomp/macbeth.htm

How Shakespeare Died (Discovery article)

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20060227/shakespeare_his.html

 

 

 

 

 


TRAGEDY BASICS

Origins of Tragedy at the Royal Shakespeare Site

http://www.rsc.org.uk/macbeth/tragedy/home.html

Tragedy for the Greeks and Shakespeare

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/cs6/tragedy.html

Tragedy Basics Easy to Read

http://condor.depaul.edu/~dsimpson/tlove/comic-tragic.html

The Nature of Tragedy

http://www.calvertonschool.org/waldspurger/pages/whatis.htm

Aristotle's Theory of Tragedy (an outline)

http://www.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus/poetics.html

 

 

 

 

 

 


IMAGES, PAINTINGS COSTUMES, MAPS AND TIMELINES

Macbeth Related Paintings

http://www.english.emory.edu/classes/Shakespeare_Illustrated/MacbethPaintings.html

http://shakespeare.emory.edu/illustrated_playdisplay.cfm?playid=16

Photographs from Shakespeare Performances

http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/shakespeare/

Costumes Sorted by Historical Period

http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/costhistpage.htm

Geography of his Works (two maps)

http://www.onlineshakespeare.com/geography.htm

Shakespeare Timeline from Palomar

http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/timeline/timeline.htm

Timeline and Historical Events Chart

http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/timeline/summarychart.htm

Timeline at PBS

http://www.pbs.org/shakespeare/events/list.html

 

 

 

 

 


SHAKESPEARE"S LIFE

 

Brief Bio at the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/shakespeare_william.shtml

Who Was Shakespeare at PBS (reader friendly – brief)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/merchant/shakespeare.html

All About Shakespeare

http://www.stratford-upon-avon.co.uk/static_478.htm

Absolute Shakespeare has commentary, summary, analysis

http://absoluteshakespeare.com/guides/macbeth/macbeth.htm

Animated Overview of Shakespeare, his language, writing process and different versions of his works

http://www.ciconline.org/default.htm

The Learning Section of the Royal Shakespeare Company (interpretation game, casting game, contemporary relevance)

http://www.rsc.org.uk/macbeth/learning/cast.html 

Shakespeare Resource Center (his language, his will, authorship debate, globe theater)

http://www.bardweb.net/index.html

Macbeth blurb at Factmonster

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/A0830823.html