Reel to Real: Throne of Blood

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Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

This resource is specially created for our Reel to Real education project with the learning department at the V & A Museum. This education resource is designed to work in conjunction with the accompanying PowerPoint. These activities are designed for English, drama and related subjects at ages 11-18. They are particularly suitable for supporting the study of the play Macbeth for English and English literature studies by exploring character, meaning and interpretation. 

It comprises of a set of comprehensive teachers' notes with worksheets for use in the classroom and the accompanying Reel to Real: Adapting Macbeth Throne of Blood PowerPoint presentation which includes clips from clips from Kurosawa's film adaptation of the play in Throne of Blood which transports the action from the Scottish highlands of the original play to feudal medieval Japan and extracts from a recording of the 2013 Trafalgar Studios production of Macbeth, courtesy of the National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP) at the V&A Museum. 

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Reel to Real Throne of Blood: Adapting Macbeth PowerPoint

Reel to Real Throne of Blood PPT

Size: 137.78 MB

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Reel to Real Throne of Blood: Adapting Macbeth teachers' notes

Reel to Real Throne of Blood: Adapting Macbeth teachers' notes

Size: 4.03 MB

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