Friday, May 22, 2009

Podcast 10: Macbeth revision VI - a quotation auto-test

Our penultimate Macbeth revision podcast is a little different. Here are ten quotations from the play; you can pause your computer or MP3 player after each, and guess who spoke the words, and the context, and then listen to the answers and a commentary on the quotation. These commentaries examine the quotations as key moments in the play, linking them to the rest of the text, and again trying to prompt fresh reflection on the themes and characters.

Two useful online tools for revision:-
  • the excellent Shakespeare search engine, Clusty. You can search the entire text of his works, or narrow your search to Macbeth (such as this one on 'blood').
  • word frequency lists for all Shakespeare's plays, courtesy of Mount Ararat High School in Topsham, Maine. Compare key words in Macbeth with how often they appear in other plays.
Listen to the podcast via the player below:-

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