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Macbeth Act I

Where was Shakespeare born? Stratford-Upon-Avon
Name of theater Shakespeare's plays were performed in? Globe Theater
Who did Shakespeare marry? Anne Hathaway
When was Shakespeare baptized? April 26, 1564
What is special about Shakespeare's birth and death? Born and died same day
Who is Macbeth? Thane of Glamis, later King of Scotland
What does "thane" mean? Scottish word for "nobility"
Who is Lady Macbeth? Wife of Macbeth and supporter of her husband's quest for power
Who are the Three Witches? Named Witch 1, Witch 2, & Witch 3-they look like men, have beards and look withered and wild like "from another world"
Who is Duncan? King of Scotland
Who is Malcolm? Duncan's older son
Who is Donalbain? Duncan's younger son
Who is Banquo? Macbeth's close friend at start of play and General in Scottish army
What is the atmosphere in the opening of the play? eerie, very dark, witches present, takes place during an eclipse
Why is Macbeth considered a valiant soldier in Act I? He cut a man from navel to neck and put his head on a stake; Duncan rewards this; we know Macbeth has a violent side
What 3 prophesies do the Three Witches make over Macbeth? Macbeth will be: Thane of Cawdor; Thane of Glamis; and future King
What is the historical source for Shakespeare's Macbeth? Chronicles of England and Scotland
What is the tone of the play? Serious
What is the mood of the play? Eerie
What is the recurring theme? Appearances are deceiving. "Fair is foul and foul is fair."
Period Era when Macbeth was written? Medieval Period
Setting of play? Scotland in 11th Century
What term describes the words of a character speaking his thoughts alone on stage? Soliloquy (remember, "solo" means "one alone")
What is Lady Macbeth's fear about her husband? He's too kind or weak to commit murder.
What country are the Scots battling? Norway-the Scots win!
What quote means "things are not always what they appear to be?" "Fair is foul, and foul is fair."
What term describes a character speaking but no one is supposed to hear? Aside
What is Macbeth's weakest character trait? He's influenced by his wife and doesn't make decisions based on what is right.
What title is given to Macbeth by King Duncan? Thane of Cawdor
What is the name of Macbeth's castle? Inverness
Who conceives the plan that Macbeth should murder King Duncan? Lady Macbeth
Who visits Macbeth's castle Inverness with his son? King Duncan-he visits to tell Macbeth that Macbeth will not be king; instead, King Duncan wants his son to be king
Created by: gotmo



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