Monday, September 11, 2006

Macbeth Music

Dear ones -

I am heading towards doing some air broadswords in my classes, and I would very much like to get the background music we had for our session. Anyone know the title/artist/album that wonderfully dramatic music came from? Or, if not that, similar music I could find?

Yours with eye contact and the weight of an invisible weapon (Craig, keep the sex jokes to yourself)-


At 10:36 PM, Blogger Holbrook said...

Invisible? Who have you been talking to???

At 7:20 AM, Blogger Holbrook said...

Seriously though, I think someone said it was the soundtrack to Braveheart, but I don't know for sure.

When I did air broadswords, I started the day by talking about context, and how context clues make things more clear and understandable. Later, after almost an hour of air broadswords, the kids were in the middle of a battle when I stood up on a chair and shouted, "Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace, profaners of this neighbor-stained steel..."

Everyone stopped in the middle of their fighting to see what the crazy teacher was yelling about. I walked around the room delivering the Prince's speech from the first scene of R+J. When I was done, I asked the kids, "Okay, who am I? What city is this? How many times has a brawl like this happened? What will happen if another fight occurs? Who am I taking with me now? When did I ask Montegue to come to see me?"

After the kids answered all the questions correctly, I explianed that the reason why they knew the answers was context. If I had given them the speech on a piece of paper and had them merely read it, nothing would have stuck. But now they know exactly what happened in that brawl because they were IN it. Context makes everything more clear.

At 8:22 AM, Blogger Shakespeare Teacher said...

You are a genius. I'm stealing that idea for when I do Romeo and Juliet with the 9th graders.


At 7:48 PM, Blogger Ariana said...

It is the soundtrack to Braveheart. Music from Braveheart was also used when we staged the massacre of the Macduff family.

At 8:31 PM, Blogger Shakespeare Teacher said...

What was the "kill Caesar" music?


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