Course curriculum

  • 2

    Getting Started

    • Chapter Intro

    • Key Concepts for QCE English

    • Getting to know the author

    • Who was William Shakespeare?

    • Shakespeare in London

  • 3

    Plot Synopsis

    • Video Intro

    • What is Macbeth about?

    • Macbeth in a nutshell - as told by Jane!

    • Animated Synopsis

  • 4

    Cultural Context

    • Video Intro

    • Understanding the Cultural Context

  • 5

    Key Events

    • Video Intro

    • Animated Macbeth

    • Act 1 - Key Events

    • Act 1 - Key Scene - I dare do all that may become a man.

    • Act 2 - Key Events

    • Act 2 - Key Scene - Is this a dagger which I see before me?

    • Act 3 - Key Events

    • Act 3 - Key Scene - Banquo's Ghost

    • Act 4 - Key Events

    • Act 4 - Key Scene - The second prophecy

    • Act 5 - Key Events

    • Act 5 - Key Scene - She should have died hereafter.

    • Quick Quiz

  • 6

    Characters

    • Understanding the Characters

    • The Witches

    • The Witches - Key Scene - First Prophecy

    • Macbeth

    • Macbeth - Key Scene - Only vaulting ambition

    • Macbeth - Key Scene - To be thus is nothing

    • Lady Macbeth

    • Lady Macbeth - Key Scene - Come you spirits

    • Banquo

    • King Duncan

    • Macduff

    • Macduff - Key Scene - Let grief convert to anger

    • Malcolm

    • Character Quiz

  • 7

    Key Themes

    • Video Intro

    • Fate versus Free Will

    • Ambition

    • The Supernatural

    • Appearance versus Reality

    • Gender

  • 8

    Congratulations!

    • Where to from here?

    • Course Evaluation

    • Before you go...

    • +BONUS Resource Book of Quotes