Use digital media to teach Macbeth or any other Shakespeare play. Plays are meant to be watched and experienced not read silently. Students must be engaged and interact with the play. Use ideas on this site to bring the play to life.
Here are more excellent strategies for teaching a difficult play. Whether constructing insults, mapping Scotland, giving weather reports or learning about theater etiquette, students will have fun studying the play and preparing to see a performance of it.
A master teacher is observed teaching her students about Macbeth. She focuses on the strength of language and intonation, dialogue elements and symbolism. New teachers watch her instruct and inspire her students. I love her idea about shouting and whispering quotations -- it helps the students decipher meaning and impart tone.
This teacher's idea on how to help her actors understand the play's words and transmit them through voice and action is fantastic. By directing her actors outside, she immerses them in the complexities of performance with limited props and setting.