Answer Question B.
Using your understanding of the extract, explain how the following lines might be performed.
Consider: actions, positioning, movement, voice, gesture, facial expression
I’ll go no more:
I am afraid to think what I have done;
Look on’t again I dare not.
Infirm of purpose!
Give me the daggers: the sleeping and the dead
Are but as pictures: ’tis the eye of childhood
That fears a painted devil. If he do bleed,
I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal;
For it must seem their guilt.
Exit. Knocking within
I’ve put a link to the No Fear Shakespeare version here so you can use this to help you. Remember that you will need to quote from the original text. http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth/page_58.html
You will only have 8 minutes for this question in the exam.
An independent enquirer working at:
Grade E: will show a basic understanding of performance techniques and make limited reference to the text
Grade D: will show occasional understanding of effectiveness of performance techniques and make some references to the text
Grade C: will show a sound understanding of the effectiveness of performance techniques and give clear references to the text to support response.