Macbeth KO

When was Macbeth first performed? 1606
What was shortly discovered before the first performance of Macbeth? The Gunpowder Plot
When was the Gunpowder Plot? 1605
What was the Gunpowder Plot? A failed assassination of King James I by a group of Catholics
What is Macbeth based upon? The real life feudal 11th century Scottish king who ruled from 1040-1057
Where did Shakespeare find factual information about Macbeth? The Holinshed Chronicles
Who is King James I thought to be a descendant of? Banquo
When did King James I ascend the throne? 1603
When did King James I pass the Witchcraft Act? 1604
When did King James I publish his book? 1597
What is the name of King James I’s book? Demonology
What did King James I oversee? The Berwick Witch Trials
What type of play is Macbeth? A tragedy
What does harmatia mean? A fatal flaw leading to the downfall of hero or heroine
“Fair is foul and… foul is fair; Hover through the fog and filthy air”
“Stars, hide your fires!… Let not light see my black and deep desires”
“Unsex me here And fill me from… the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty”
“Vaulting ambition, which… o’erleaps itself And falls on the other”
“I dare do all that may… become a man; Who dares do more, is none”
“If we should fail?// We fail?… But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we’ll not fail”
“Is this a dagger which I see before me… The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee”
“Methought I heard a voice cry… Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep”
“Thou hast it now – King, Cawdor, Glamis, all… and I fear, Thou play’dst most foully for’t”
“Upon my head they placed… a fruitless crown and barren sceptre in my gripe”
“Full of… scorpions is my mind”

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