Resources for teachers

If you're teaching on Macbeth, these extra resources from our Education team are available:

Free education resources for Macbeth.

Themes in Macbeth
A list of the themes and motifs in Macbeth and examples of scenes where you can study them.

Schools' synopsis
An engaging synopsis for students and teachers, created by writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Spoken-word synopsis
Watch spoken-word artist Polarbear delivering his synopsis.
The transcript is also available to download as a PDF document.

More support from RSC Education

  • Learn more about teaching Shakespeare on our teachers' CPD courses.
  • Bring your students to one of our workshops and events.
  • Find free activities, photos, videos and more in our Resource bank.
  • Buy our Teachers' Toolkit book which contains many exercises for teaching Macbeth, from introducing the play to more in-depth explorations of the characters, relationships and themes.

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