Exploring Supernatural Themes: Macbeth

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An understanding of the theme of the supernatural.
An overview of some of the imagery used in ‘Macbeth’.
How to understand Shakespeare’s language.
Imogen WoolrichHost: Imogen is an English and Drama teacher who trained at the Institute of Education in London. She has been teaching for 10 years and currently runs the Education department of a theatre in the North West of England. Imogen has got lots of experience exploring plays and novels in exciting and engaging ways.

The beginning of Macbeth takes place in the middle of a thunderstorm which is only one example of supernatural themes shown. In this class, students will explore some of the supernatural themes and their importance in Shakespeare's Macbeth.  Students will focus on Macbeth throughout this class but will learn skills which can be applied to a range of Shakespeare's work - perfect for students studying another play. This will help students to understand the language used by Shakespeare in both his sonnets and plays.

Other Shakespeare Sessions: Breaking down Shakespeare MonologuesUnderstanding Themes: A Midsummer Night's DreamLanguage Analysis in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet


Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 9 – 11.

Class requirements:

You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.

What to expect:
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