More musical Macbeth

6 Jun

I began my Macbeth unit with a game of ‘Hip hop or Shakespeare?’ (see here).  In keeping with this musical theme, I am introducing them to Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’.

For this first extension activity, I am showing them the trailer to Verdi’s opera.  They will then be tasked with using that trailer to identify the key ideas and themes in the play.  Using a list of film and sound techniques provided, students will have to explain and justify their views.


2 Responses to “More musical Macbeth”


  1. Using movie trailers to make sense of plot | Once uPUN a time... - June 7, 2014

    […] begin by showing them the trailer for the 2013 film version of Romeo and Juliet.  Much like the Macbeth activity that I blogged about yesterday, students will use the trailer to seek to understand key ideas, characters, events and plot […]


  2. Shaking it up | Once uPUN a time... - June 12, 2014

    […] have blogged previously about using film trailers and operas to help illuminate ideas in the play.  I think those texts that are highly similar to the […]


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