Lesson Plans
Shakespeare 1st Q 16.17 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/05/2016 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
No school--Labor Day

Intro to class--objectives: go through the state standards; scope: plays, sonnets, biography; grades: projects, quizzes, writings, weekly response log options: handout; rules

Macbeth--view the witches scenes (James 1 was into witches) first Casson then Zephirelli; read 1.1 then 1.3 through where Macbeth and Banquo encounter the witches; see Zephirelli and Casson to Ross's entry; read 1.3 again to where Macbeth reacts to the witches;

the paradoxes--review 1.1.11, 1.3.39, 1.3.68, 1.3.69; emphasizes the unnatural

themes--fate vs. free will if witches see the future, the natural vs. the unnatural world

Macbeth--finish 1.3 from Ross's entrance: Banquo's warning, Macbeth's reaction and immediate leap, but he pulls back from the unnatural (but from things forgotten?)

see the two productions' treatments of Macbeth's asides: what's to notice--stream of consciousness contrasts to addressing the audience: interpretation; what's to notice about the settings--foul supported by what characteristics

Shakespeare--what makes Shakespeare difficult: words we don't use anymore, words whose meaning has changed, (subject/verb inversion), interrupted predicate, omissions, poetic compression, metaphor/figurative language: see examples; in groups find examples

Shakespeare--finish difficult Shakespeare handout, review

Macbeth--summarize 1.4; read the letter and Lady Macbeth's reaction to it and to news that the king will visit, how like Macbeth's and unlike, see Casson through 1.6

Character development--choose two identify who the person is: Banquo, Macbeth, Duncan (the king), Lady Macbeth, and write a quote that reveals something about the character, what's it reveal; due Monday

Macbeth--read in small groups 1.7.1 to 1.7.28, list the four reasons Macbeth lists in opposition to killing Duncan; interpret lines 1.7.29-34; rehearsal; presentation; view 1.7 to 28

Shakespeare--vital statistics: birth/death, family, position in society/career arc, the scope and publication of his work

Reading log due Monday