Q&A Week 3

The educators recorded a video this week and answered some of your questions from Step 3.2.

The educators discussed the superstitions around performances of Macbeth, and you can find out more in these resources:
The Scottish Play
The Macbeth Curse: Myth or Reality
They also talked about the actual historical figures of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and you can find out more here:
BBC History: Macbeth
Gruoch: the real Lady Macbeth
What were Macbeth and his wife really like?
You can read about Shakespeare’s contemporaries and competitors here:
Meet the contemporaries
Shakespeare’s contemporaries
Another topic was the question of Shakespeare’s authorship, and you can watch and read about this here:
Did Shakespeare write his plays?
Shakespeare bites back - a free ebook from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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Coming up in Week 4

Next week we’ll look at one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 4.

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Exploring English: Shakespeare

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