Dire Ambition: Course Outline

I am in blood Stepp’d in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er.   Course Booklet

Soliloquy Schedule

A performance series of self-selected soliloquies – the schedule and some exemplars

Macbeth Act 2, Scene 2 – Is this A Dagger?

Is this a dagger which I see before me?

Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 5: Unsex Me Here

In Act 1, Scene 5 of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is introduced in full command of her power of evil persuasion. “unsex me here,
And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full
Of direst cruelty!”

Macbeth Act 1, Scene 4: Black and Deep Desires

Stars, hide your fires;
Let not light see my black and deep desires:

Shakespeare: Macbeth

Our first text in our study of Dire Ambition is William Skakespeare’s “Macbeth”. One of the world’s most famous studies of the corrupting effects of ambition and power.

Language Study: Build your analytical response

Example of an analytical paragraph: Whilst many are critical of the modifications to standard English that many, particularly young, people make when they speak and communicate online; I contend that these language effects are in

Spoken Language Transcript Practice

Today we will be exploring live spoken conversation – and generating our own transcripts. Watch this short video excerpt (from the film “FIT”) and try to write your own transcript of the conversation.    

Spoken Language Study

A study of the relationship between how we speak, how we write and the field between: How we communicate online

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