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Description

Adjoa Andoh examines Macbeth's reaction to Lady Macbeth's death in William Shakespeare's play. Features extracts from different productions of 'Macbeth'.
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First broadcast:
19 March 1998

Classroom Ideas

Students could be asked how these lines should be said. Short audio recordings could be made by the class and discussed. Show the clip and then discuss the interpretations. Can be used to help students explore the language in this scene in a philosophical sense. Students could work in groups to analyse and annotate a small section of this speech. Then the class can debate Macbeth's assertion; Is there any meaning to life? What purpose do we serve by being here? Do students agree or disagree with Macbeth in any way? Finally, can students feel any sympathy at all with Macbeth and his wife at this stage?