Year 4 have been continuing their drama and literacy work based around Shakespeare’s Macbeth. We have been studying the text in great detail throughout the term, and in particular, looking at the mysterious character of Lady Macbeth. We have welcomed into Michael Faraday some of our actor friends from Shakespeare’s Globe. They have been helping us to understand more about the complex character, and the reasons and motivations for her actions.
Our drama workshop session this week involved the pupils putting Lady Macbeth on trial. We wanted to find out if she was innocent or guilty of the many murders that take place throughout the play. Although Lady Macbeth doesn’t use the dagger herself, we have been learning how she manipulates Macbeth throughout the play. You can listen to some of the thoughts from our Year 5 pupils in the podcast below.