Using your understanding of the extract, explain how the following lines might be performed.
Consider: actions, positioning, movement, voice, gesture, facial expression
|ACT III SCENE III||A park near the palace.|
|[Enter Three Murderers]|
|First Murderer||But who did bid thee join with us?|
|Second Murderer||He needs not our mistrust, since he delivers|
|Our offices and what we have to do|
|To the direction just.|
|First Murderer||Then stand with us.|
|The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day:|
|Now spurs the lated traveller apace|
|To gain the timely inn; and near approaches|
|The subject of our watch.|
|Third Murderer||Hark! I hear horses.|
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_102.html
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.