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William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth': In-Depth Course

Dr. Anthony Radice
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This ten-week course provides a thorough study of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, including major themes, context, character analysis and structure.

Class Experience

  • Students will gain a strong understanding of the play and develop confidence in writing about it using academic language.
I have three university degrees in literature - that's why I get to call myself 'Doctor' Radice. I've also taught literature for more than thirteen years in schools.
Homework Offered
Students should read (in the provided textbook) and listen to the scenes that will be discussed in detail in the following class. I recommend the classic BBC Radio production, as this is the most faithful adaptation I can find. Please be aware that many adaptations are not faithful to the original text and can cause confusion. You can find the BBC Radio adaptation on Audible here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Classic-BBC-Radio-Shakespeare-Tragedies-Audiobook/B01BNSXEJ6 https://www.audible.com/pd/Classic-BBC-Radio-Shakespeare-Tragedies-Audiobook/B01BNT55WY These are the start times for each section in the Audible recording: Lesson 1 I.3-4 Chapter 6 6:04 Lesson 2 I.5-6 Chapter 6 17:38 Lesson 3 II.1 Chapter 6 30:11 Lesson 4 II.2 Chapter 6 35:00 Lesson 5 III.1 Chapter 7 Lesson 6 III.2-3 Chapter 7 7:20 Lesson 7 IV.1 Chapter 7 22:26 Lesson 8 IV.2-3 Chapter 7 29:13 Lesson 9 V.1-3 Chapter 7 42:08 Lesson 10 V.4-8 Chapter 7 53:00
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students may submit their written work at the end of each class if they wish to receive feedback on how to improve it.
Grades Offered
 6 files available upon enrollment
All materials are provided as part of the enrollment fee, including a study guide with quiz questions and a detailed textbook with textual notes and written exercises. Other than that, students simply need paper and pen or pencil.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There are violent scenes in this play, as there are in all of Shakespeare's tragedies, but there is no gore or grisly detail.
Classic BBC Radio performance of 'Macbeth' here:

Joined August, 2021
Teacher expertise and credentials
Doctoral Degree in English
Master's Degree in English
Bachelor's Degree in English
Non-US Teaching Certificate - English/Language Arts
Non-US Teaching Certificate - English/Language Arts
I am an English teacher and an English enthusiast - that’s why I spent so long studying English at university! I have three English degrees from two top British universities (Manchester and Leeds) and more than thirteen years of school teaching... 
Group Class


for 10 classes
1x per week, 10 weeks
55 min

Completed by 19 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-15
4-9 learners per class

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