In this lesson, students view and analyze the 2011 Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of Macbeth (00:00-14:55) in order to compare the film version of Acts 1.1 through 1.3 to the original text. Students consider the staging of the film version in the opening scenes. They then explore how the RSC’s directorial choices might influence their understanding of Shakespeare’s setting of these scenes and introduction of the characters. As they view the film, students record their observations on the RSC Film Viewing Tool. Students use their observations as the basis for an evidence-based discussion of character development, setting, and cinematic choices in the first three scenes of the RSC production of Macbeth.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 25.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-10-ela-module-4-unit-2-lesson-25; accessed 2015-05-29.
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