Key Scenes

Pick one of these key scenes from Macbeth to investigate the language.

As you explore, you will find extracts from the text, notes to help with revision and images from the scenes.  

Teacher Notes

The following activities will help you explore some of these scenes with students using the RSC’s rehearsal room approaches.

The Witches’ Prophecies (2018)

This activity can be found on page 5.

Shadow Boxing (2011)

This activity exploring Act 4 Scene 3 and Macbeth and Macduff’s fight can be found on page 7.

Each activity can take between 20 and 40 minutes depending on time allowed for exploration and reflection.

You can also watch RSC actors performing key scenes on this page. After completing the above activities you might want to share these videos with students and ask them to think about why the actors have chosen the interpretation they have chosen.