Video: Witchcraft In Shakespeare's Time

  • Watch the following video. Then, answer the questions below:

    http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/asset/witchcraft-mezz.mp4/

    1. What did Shakespeare’s audience believe about witches? How do you think those beliefs affected the way the audience in Shakespeare's day thought about the witches in this play?
    2. Speculate as to how learning about witchcraft will enhance your understanding/enjoyment of reading Macbeth. Be specific.

    Then, watch the video below and answer the questions that follow:

    http://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/asset/shak13_vid_witchmac/

        1. What, according to the video, impact do the witches have on the character Macbeth?

        2. How does the play Macbeth seem relate to a modern audience?