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●Era of King James I (or VI)- wrote to please King●A Tragedy of Macbeth●Set in Scotland in 11th century (1000s)●Holinshed’s Chronicles○Read & found 1 paragraph on King Macbeth of Scotland○Wife called Lady Macbeth ○Maybe he could write a play on King Macbeth (king from Scotland)○Took paragraph and make a play- not much is true●James was a writer too○Wrote about ancestors and witchcraft○Salem Witch Trials●Shakespeare puts them in his play knowing James likes them●Banquo is character- ancestry for James●Wrote○Tragedies○Comedies○Historicals■Last was Henry VIII for Elizabeth●Macbeth was the shortest●Timeless plays○Relates to anyone anywhere○The psyche is very realistic to the beings●MacbethClimaxact 3act 4act 5act 1act 2Rising ActionFalling Action
○King Duncan at beginning of play■Sons-■Malcolm and Donalbain ○Thames (aka Earls)■Noblemen■Name is the Region they are a thame over●More land in Thameship = more power○Hecate■Head of witches○Fleance■Son of Banquo○2 Females■Lady Macbeth■Lady Macduff¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡KNOW UNDERLINED QUOTES!!!!!!!!!!!!Know Vocab!Act IScene 1:“Fair is foul, and foul is fair,Hover through the fog and filthy air”-WitchesBad KarmaWhat appears to be fair is not good; what appears to be bad will turn goodVOCABHurlyburly - Chaos (Battles)Scene 2:*In a camp near Forres (King’s Castle)Fife - Macduff’s CastleTraitor- Thane of CawdorMacbeth given 2 thaneshipsWould not let Norway bury dead until paidMac = Scottish Mc = Irish“Till he unseamed him from the nave to th’ chops.