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*** Macbeth, the three witches and a spell ****

Teacher – William !

 

Pupil – William, who? 

 Teacher  – William Shakespeare, Dear!

 

Where does it take place?

 

 

Australia, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Malta, England, Wales,

 

 

Great-Britain, Isle of Man, Scotland, Ireland.

 

 

 

Which town is it?

 

 

London in England.

 

 

Dublin in Ireland.

 

 

Cardiff in Wales.

 

 

Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow, Oban in Scotland.

 

 

 

Underline the correct answer:

 

 

 

It is a period of war and great turmoil – a period of peace .

 

 

The colours used  are lightdarkcolours.

 

 

We can hear a dove, a swallow, a raven, a stork, a robin.

 

 

It is a sign of good omen – a bad omen or premonition .

 

 

The Ladies who are whispering at the beginning are :

 

 

Queens, Princesses,Countesses, witches.

 

 

 

 

Duncan  is your neighbour, my sister, a friend, a brother,

 

the King.

 

 

 

The witches ? Macbeth ? Duncan ? Who says ?

 

 

« Hail to Thee, Macbeth ! »

 

 

« Fair is foul, foul is fair ! »

 

 

« In thunder, lightening or rain. »

 

 

 

Avec l’aide de ton professeur, tu cherches le sens des mots qui suivent. Que remarques-tu ?

 

a curse – a spell – to cast a spell

 

suspicion -suspicious – violent – violence – selfish- selfishness

 

intriguing – plot – magic spell -witchcraft -witches – omen

 

premonition – dagger- sword -illusion- imagination -imagine

 

wishful thinking- broom – jealous – jealousy

 

friends who turn into foes- emotions and reason

 

The Thane of Cawdor

 

The daggers of his mind= les épées de son esprit

 

Comment comprends-tu cette expression ?

 

 

A quel jeu vidéo peut te faire penser ce début de la pièce ? Pourquoi ?

 

 

 

As-tu envie d’en savoir plus sur cette pièce de théâtre ? Pourquoi ? Il faut justifier ta réponse qu’elle soit positive ou négati

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romeo and Juliet A2-B1-B2 – under construction

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“Words, words, words” William Shakespeare, the bard of the English language

 

Shakespeare’s As You Like It, 1600:

JAQUES:
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper’d pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

 

ROSALIND
Ay, of a snail, for though he comes slowly,

he carries his house on his head—

a better jointure, I think, than you make a woman.

Besides, he brings his destiny with him.

 

William Shakespeare

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CdL69fkfyc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmZytFamnsI

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-45DbbdiSJo

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare – from animatedshakespeare.com

 

 

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