1. Warming up with some directorial thoughts
a. How would you stage Lady Macbeth's death? Would it be noble? What larger meaning would you be trying to evoke regarding her character or any larger themes in the play?
b. How would you stage Young Siward's death? Would it be noble? What larger purpose would it serve?
c. The big question: How would you stage Macbeth's death? Would it be noble? What larger meaning would you be trying to evoke regarding his character, his downfall, or any larger themes?
2. Battling out the final scene of Act 5 with a focus who lives, who dies, and why it matters:
In "Ye Ole Daily Class Log" (or with sticky notes--your choice), keep a list of which characters die. For each one, discuss and write down...
- How does the character die?
- Is the death a "noble" one (think back to your brainstorming from last week)?
- How is the manner of death is fitting for each particular character? Try to think of each death symbolically.
- Which characters get to live, and why is significant that they survive?
- How does he stage each of the deaths?
- Read each one symbolically and try to figure out the thinking behind his choices.
1. Final word traces are due today. I will likely start grading them around 3:00 pm.
2. This Friday is the end of 6 weeks; anything you'd like to revise/redo must be turned in by then. IF you're redoing your word trace, make sure you give the yellow rubric back to me.
3. How are those banned books, y'all?