“The Scottish/Classical Hybrid Witches in ‘Macbeth'”

Whalen, Richard F Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Grade 12 Description “The Scottish/Classical Hybrid Witches in Macbeth” is a scholarly article that delivers in-depth analysis of the mythological sources of the Weird Sisters, the way that Shakespeare constructed these characters through dialogue, and the role these characters have on “Macbeth.” “The Scottish/Classical Hybrid Witches” explains how […]

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“The Supernatural in Shakespeare’s Macbeth”

Frag, Amal Nasser Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description “The Supernatural in Shakespeare’s Macbeth” begins by providing context with regards to belief in the supernatural in the Elizabethan period and by evaluating the various functions played by supernatural elements in Shakespeare’s dramas. This essay then moves into a more developed examination of functions and meanings ascribed […]

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“Some Thoughts about Tragedy: (Both Literary and Mundane)”

Wheeler, Kip L. Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Grade 8.8 Description This essay by Kip Wheeler poses the question: What is the value of tragedy? Wheeler claims, “Most people do not see the point to tragedy. Most of American pop culture tends to embrace the comic vision of art, finding tragedy depressing or disturbing.” Wheeler describes how […]

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“Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank: Macbeth. Themes & Issues: Tragedy.”

, Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description This text comes from an online guide to Macbeth created by Shakespeare’s Globe, called “Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank”. The guide covers aspects of Macbeth as a text and issues related to staging the play. This reading compares the modern usage of the word “tragedy” to describe real-world catastrophic […]

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“Self-Fulfilling Prophecies Examples”

, Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Grade 8.7 Description This online text is a short explanation of the concept of a “self-fulfilling prophecy” and its appearance literature. Two real-life examples of self-fulfilling prophecies are a person believing he or she will gain weight and therefore eating more during the holidays and someone believing that a family […]

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“The Curse of the Play”

Faires, Robert Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid 9.9 Description In conjunction with an upcoming production of “Macbeth,” this newspaper article describes the superstition against saying “Macbeth” in a theater. The article investigates the story that the play “Macbeth” is cursed by describing examples of several times when the fabled “Curse of Macbeth” is said to have […]

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“This is Macbeth”

Watkins, Greg Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description “This is Macbeth” is an educational video with teachers and students of “Macbeth” as its intended audience. The film uses the conceit of a newscaster interviewing the different characters in the play. The film alternates between interview scenes, in which the newscaster asks the characters about what they […]

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“Lisbeth”

Paz, Selenia Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Grade 7.8 Description Lisbeth” by Selenia Paz is a short story published in the anthology Perchance to Dream: Classical Tales from the Bard’s World in New Skins, edited by Lyssa Chiavari. Perchance to Dream: Classical Tales includes several adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays rewritten as stories for young adults. “Lisbeth” […]

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“The Young Company Presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth 2013 Study Guide”

, Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Grade 8 Description “The Young Company Guide to Macbeth” is a whimsical illustrated guide targeted at young theatergoers.  This guide was produced by Classic Stage Company (CSC) as part of the Shakespeare for a New Generation tour. The guide includes a timeline of Shakespeare’s life and times, a cartoon detailing the different […]

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“Macbeth”

Shakespeare, William Publication date: Publisher: Flesch–Kincaid Description “Macbeth” is a classic tragic drama by William Shakespeare. In the tragedy, three witches deliver a prophecy to the soldier Macbeth that he will become king of Scotland. Spurred on by his wife Lady Macbeth, Macbeth plots to kill the king of Scotland in order to fulfill the […]

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