English Literature / Drama GCSE: Macbeth - Act 1, Scene 7 - To Kill the King
Macbeth debates the murder of King Duncan and decides against it.
Lady Macbeth uses a battery of strategies to change his mind.
This short film is from the BBC series, Shakespeare Unlocked.
This short film is essential viewing for students studying 'Macbeth', especially when considering the implications of this key scene.
Before watching the scene, ask your students to look out for personal moments of crisis for Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Ask them to consider what the turning point of the scene is.
Ask them to share their observations after watching the scene. What do they feel the turning point is?
This short film is suitable for teaching GCSE English literature and drama in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/ 5 in Scotland.