Directions: In small groups you will be responsible for a short section of Act II or Act III. Your group will summarize what happens in this section, analyze Shakespeare’s use of characterization, figurative language



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Analysis and Performance of Macbeth

Directions: In small groups you will be responsible for a short section of Act II or Act III. Your group will summarize what happens in this section, analyze Shakespeare’s use of characterization, figurative language, and imagery and make some decisions on how to present the material most effectively.
Each member of the group will be responsible for at least one of the following roles:

Actor – Responsible for copying your lines on notecards, and if you are one of the main characters, you must get together with others who play the same character and analyze your character’s personality, emotions and motivations in the scene. Each of you must complete a written character analysis of these scenes. If you do not play a main character (indicated in bold) you must also take on one of the following roles. There must also be a scriptwriter and director in each group. So if you are assuming one of those roles, you don’t need to do the character analysis.
Scriptwriter – paraphrases your section (puts each sentence in your own words) and decides which lines should be cut or rearranged. You may cut up to ten lines and three characters if you feel it’s necessary. You should provide a written explanation on why you feel your section is stronger due to the cuts or changes you make. The scriptwriter is also responsible for identifying uses of figurative language and imagery in your section.
Director – must work with scriptwriter and actors to create and submit a promptbook (script with detailed instructions for the actors on how to move, gesture, emote, etc.) and a drawing of your set which shows the movement of your actors. The director is also responsible for making sure the group is well rehearsed, understands their role in the production, and makes a smooth transition with the group that goes before and after your group. The director makes the final decisions on how to best present your section with the materials (for props and set) and number of members you have.
As a Group:

  1. Decide how to best present your section. Use the attached sheet to summarize your section and detail the decisions your group makes.

  2. Everyone in the class must read all of the summaries provided on pages 48, 54, 60, 72, 80, 90, 94, 98, 110, and 112. Expect a quiz on this material!

  3. Everyone in the group should read and understand all of the lines in your section.

Possible Sections for Performance:

Act II,scene 1, lines 1-77; Banquo 26, Fleance 2, Macbeth 49 (3 person group)


Act II, scene 2, lines 1-73; Lady Macbeth 41, Macbeth 32 (Andrew, Kendra, Chloe)

Act II, scene 2, lines 74-95; Macbeth 11, Lady Macbeth 11 (Jeff, Nikki)

Act II scene 3, lines 46-92; Lenox 13, Macduff, 24, Macbeth 9 ( Sam, Emily, Nick C)

Act II scene 3, lines 93-172; Lady Macbeth 6, Macduff 11, Banquo 11, Donalbain 8, Malcolm 14, Lenox 5, Macbeth 22. (Nick B, John, Maggie, Kyle, Jill )

Act II scene 4, lines 1-55; Ross, Old Man, Macduff (3 person group)

Act III. scene 1, lines 1-51; Banquo 21; Macbeth 26, Lady Macbeth 3, Servant 1.

Act III, scene 1, lines 52-77; Macbeth 26 (2 person group)



Act III, scene 1, 77-162; Macbeth 69, First Murderer 10, Second Murderer 9. (Jared, Anna, Dave)

Act III, scene 2, 1-63; Lady Macbeth 18, Servant 2, Macbeth 43. (Mike, Zac, Erika)

Act III, scene 3, lines 1-33; First Murderer 11, Second Murderer 9; Third Murderer 9, Banquo 3. (Cara, Brit, Joanna)

Act III, scene 4, lines 1-41; Lady Macbeth 6, Murderer 6, Lords 1, Macbeth 26. (Tori, Dorian, Hillary)

Act III, scene 4, lines 42-107; Macbeth 36, Lennox 4, Ross 5, Lords, Lady Macbeth 20. (Jana, Cassie, Jen, Jess W.)

Act III, scene 4, lines 107-175; Macbeth 53, Lords 1, Lady Macbeth 15, Ross 2, Lenox 2 (Lauren, Tyler, Greg, Sean)

Act III, scene 6, lines 1-56; Lennox 35, Lord 21. (Jumana, Tom, Jessy L.)
Your study and performance of this part of the play will be worth 105 points!

(70 points Promptbook, 10 points quiz, 25 points performance)


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