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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsThis week you're going to learn about Shakespeare's great Scottish tragedy, Macbeth. The play includes one of Shakespeare's most powerful female characters, Lady Macbeth, who wants power so much that she persuades her husband, Macbeth, to commit murder. It's a brilliant psychological study of what can happen when people want power and will do anything to get it. To tell you the story this week is actor Shaheen Khan, whose film roles include Bend It Like Beckham and who has performed the role of Lady Macbeth on stage. She tells us about playing this fascinating character. You'll also learn and practise some of the idioms used in this great play, which is still popular today.

Welcome to Week 3

Anthony introduces some of the themes for this week where we’ll look at Macbeth.

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Exploring English: Shakespeare

British Council