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Macbeth: An Insider's Guide

Folger Theatre artists—co-directors Teller (the silent partner in Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner and actors Eric Hissom, Kate Eastwood Norris, Ian Merrill Peakes, and Craig Wallace—talk Macbeth.  Perfect for those encountering the play for the first time or those seeking new insights into a classic work.


Macbeth: The Teacher's Edition

Educators Susan Biondo-Hench, Donna Denize, Michael LoMonico, Frazier O'Leary, Craig Wallace, and Robert Young explore best practices for teaching this play. Using the performance-based teaching strategies at the heart of Folger Education's teaching philosophy, these teachers show how students derive powerful insights from getting up on their feet and performing Shakespeare's text out loud.

Arms and Armor in Shakespeare
A Folger exhibition inspires a look at the changing military and its weapons and how that is revealed in Shakespeare's plays like Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, and Romeo and Juliet , among others. Featuring Jeffrey Forgeng of the Higgins Armory Museum and Barbara Mowat, Co-Editor of the Folger Editions.



Teaching Shakespeare: Remixing Shakespeare
Folger Educator Chris Shamburg shows teachers step-by-step how to create original audio dramas with students using scenes from Shakespeare. "If you can use a word-processing program and a tape recorder, you have 90 percent of the technical skills to create a remix," promises Shamburg. This technological take on performance-based Shakespeare education is a sure-fire way for connecting students with Shakespeare's rich language.


Macbeth podcast series is a project of Folger Education, Robert G. Young, Director, and Folger External Relations, Garland Scott, Head.


Director/Producer/Writer: Tien Pasco, StoryLab Films
Consultants: Richard Paul, Esther Ferington
Sound Design and Mix:  Ott House Audio


Macbeth: An Insider's Guide

Voiceover Narration: Richard Paul


Special thanks to the featured artists and the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive.


Macbeth: The Teacher's Edition

Special thanks to the students and teachers who shared their classroom experiences.


Remixing Shakespeare

Video Editor: Davecia Carr

Director of Photography: Kasey Kirby
Sound Recordist:  Paul Rusnack

Special thanks to the students and faculty at DC's McKinley High School—Sohn A. Butts, Broadcast Academy Director; Kadesha Bonds, teacher; and Judy Moore.

Thomas Sully. Macbeth in the witches' cave. Oil on canvas, 1840

Kenny Meadows. Lady Macbeth. Engraving, 1850

New York, Broadway Theatre. Macbeth. Playbill, 8 April 1852

E.H. Sothern as Macbeth. Photograph, early 20th century

R. Smirke. Sarah Siddons as Lady Macbeth. Oil painting, ca. 1790-1810

Learn More

From the Folger Editions: About the Play

Teacher Talk

Teaching Macbeth Resources from Folger Education

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