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Shakespeare Unlocked: Macbeth

Dana Lorelle, Writing, Vocabulary, Essays
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Treachery, murder, and equivocation: All these themes make Macbeth one of the most memorable of Shakespeare's plays! In this six-week course, we'll unlock the language, themes, and characters of this renowned tragedy.

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
My passions are writing and poetry, and it's my great joy that my five kids can quote Shakespeare and Longfellow. So many students claim to "hate" poetry, but that's often because poetry is difficult to understand. My goal is to give students the tools they need to unlock poems and also Shakespeare. Like John Keats suddenly understanding Homer once he read the English translation, I want my students to look "...at each other with a wild surmise/ Silent, upon a peak in Darien." 
Homework Offered
Students are expected to read one Act and complete the questions and guide each week. This should take 1-2 hours.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Macbeth involves lots of murder, first of all. There are also incidents of cursing ("Out, damned spot!" yells Lady Macbeth). 

Additionally, parents should be aware that there is a minimal amount of sexual language, specifically when Lady Macbeth urges the spirits to "Unsex me here!" (ie, make me a man!), and when Malcolm says he is "unknown to woman" (translated as "I'm still a virgin"). 
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1,212)
***Use coupon code LORELLE20245 for $5 off any class.***

Welcome! I'm here because I love writing, reading, and teaching, and through Outschool I'm able to blend all three. I offer classes in writing and literature analysis (especially poetry),... 
Group Class


weekly or $100 for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
55 min

Completed by 24 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-16
3-10 learners per class

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