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Macbeth

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What was the name of Shakespeare’s first traveling theater troupe? Lord Chamberlain’s Men
What was the name of the theater Shakespeare built? The Globe Theater
What did Shakespeare’s troupe change their name to after James I came to power? The King’s Men
Why did Shakespeare write this historical drama? to win the king's support for his acting company and theater; to show his support for King James I as the new ruler of England; and it was an entertaining way to present a history
Legend has it that Macbeth is a cursed play. What do theater people call the play to avoid the curse? The Scottish Play
Where is the setting of the play? Scotland
Who is the king of Scotland at the beginning of the play? Duncan
When the play begins, who are the Scots at war with? Norway
He is named Prince of Cumberland, making him next in line to be King. Malcolm
The third prediction of the witches states that his sons will be kings. Banquo
At the beginning of Act I, who was a traitor to their country, and subsequently executed? Thane of Cawdor
The witches greet Macbeth with the following titles: Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and King
Who is with Macbeth when he first meets the witches? Banquo
Who says “screw your courage to the sticking place?” Lady Macbeth
Macbeth's title at the beginning of the play. Thane of Glamis
"Merciful powers to restrain in him the cursed thoughts that nature gives way to in repose," Banquo is saying that the witches' predictions have tempted him to think dark thoughts.
On the night of Duncan's death, what occurred? The night was rough and stormy, and strange screams of death were heard in the air. It was a very unnatural evening.
Who succeeds Duncan as the King of Scotland after his murder? Macbeth
Why doesn't Lady Macbeth kill Duncan when she has the chance? He resembles her father as he sleeps.
Who invents knock knock jokes and jokes that he works at "hell gate"? The porter
Which Scottish noblemen did not go to see the crowning of the new King? Macduff
After their father’s murder, what happens to Malcolm and Donalbain? Malcolm flees to England, and Donalbain flees to Ireland.
The goddess of witchcraft? Hecate
Where are Scottish Kings crowned? Scone
"Is this a dagger which I see before me the handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible to feeling as to sight, or art thou but a dagger of the mind... Macbeth
"A little water clears us of this deed: How easy it is then!" Lady Macbeth
"To Ireland, I; our separated fortune shall keep us both the safer. Where we are there's daggers in men's smiles…." Donalbain
"Thou hast it now; King, Cawdor, Glamis, all, as the weird women promised, and I fear thou play'dst most foully for it. Yet it was said. It should not stand in thy posterity, but that myself should be the root and father of many kings." Banquo
“My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white” Lady Macbeth
"Still it cried 'Sleep no more!' to all the house: 'Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor Shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more.'” Macbeth
A statement that is contradictory but holds some truth Paradox
"The instruments of darkness tell us truths" Example of Paradox
"Nothing is but what is not" Example of Paradox
"Thou shall get kings, though thou be none" Example of Paradox
"Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair" Example of Paradox
The play Macbeth is a Shakespearean Tragedy
The play Macbeth is a Shakespearean Drama/ historical drama
The overarching theme through out the play is Ambition when not kept in check by moral and spiritual guidance leads to evil.
The play is often a read as a cautionary tale against too much Ambition
Macduff's refusal to attend the coronation in Scone is a sign of disrespect as he is snubbing Macbeth by not attending.
This literary device helps us understand literature and everyday life Paradox
This literary device can be viewed as a brain teaser Paradox
This literary device is often contrary to what is commonly believed Paradox
Imagery is important because plays during this era could not rely on special effects, elaborate lighting or sets to engage the audience What is Elizabethan theatre
Macduff suspects_______ of the king's murder Macbeth
The dagger soliloquy is known as Shakespeare's best
Who is the comic relief? The porter
The line, "Is this a dagger which I see before me the handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have..." it shows the speaker has __________. lost touch with reality
What does the line, "Still it cried 'Sleep no more!' to all the house: 'Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor Shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more." mean? Sleep was praised as a time of innocence, a place to seek relief from life's problems when your mind could heal from the stress of the day. It also shows that Macbeth has lost touch with reality.
What themes are present in the first 2 Acts of Macbeth? Ambition, when not kept in check through moral and spiritual guidance, can lead to evil and corruption
These lines most likely show “I dreamt last night of the three Weird Sisters. / To you they have showed some truth.” ______________ Banquo is wondering if the rest of the prophecy will happen as foretold.
Macduff refuses to tell Lady Macbeth what has happened when she asks because_________ As a lady, she would be scarred by the details and the shock would most likely kill her
When Macduff asks Macbeth why he killed the guards, Macbeth replies, “Who can be wise, amazed, temp'rate, and furious, / Loyal, and neutral, in a moment? No man” These lines convey___________ his rage over the king's violent murder and his love for the king drove him to kill the guards.
This statement, “There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face”, is ironic because it_______. shows how even he (Duncan) was unable to predict the betrayal of his close friend Thane of Cawdor based on appearance.
"screw your courage to the sticking place” means Be firm and resolute in our plan (grow a pair). This is another blow to Macbeth's manhood.
Created by: gdaenell