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Learn Shakespeare’s short masterpiece, Macbeth, and realize the effects of evil on the soul of man from a life-giving Catholic perspective.
Macbeth is Shakespeare’s shortest play – but it is a masterpiece. A study of the effects of evil on the soul of man, Macbeth follows Lord and Lady Macbeth as they give their lives to the forces of darkness, as they hunger for power and control. We see in unforgettable ways the effect this descent into violence and horror has upon Scotland and on the psyches of the villains themselves.
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Act One
Week 3: Act Two
Week 4: Act Three
Week 5: Act Four
Week 6: Act Five and Conclusion
Course Materials: MacBeth, any notated edition. No Fear Shakespeare is a good online resource for the text and a helpful side-by-side modern paraphrase.
Homework: A close reading of each Act will probably take about an hour per week. Also, plan on occasional quizzes and a final essay.