Classical and Biblical Allusions in Macbeth

Click here to access a simple guide to some of the main classical and biblical allusions in Macbeth.  I’ve selected ten in total:

  • A1-S2 (Golgotha; Bellona)
  • A2-S1 (Hecate; Tarquin)
  • A2-S2 (Neptune)
  • A2-S3 (Gorgon)
  • A3-S1 (Caesar)
  • A4-S3 (Lucifer)
  • A5-S8 (Roman fool; hell-hound)

I put together a similar document for Jekyll and Hyde in May.  To access it, click here.

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Revision Resources

Educational Research Digests

British Library Essay Extracts on Macbeth

Macbeth recommended reading…

1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, by James Shapiro

GCSE English Literature for AQA Macbeth Student Book, by Anthony Partington

Macbeth (The RSC Shakespeare), ed. Jonathan Blake and Eric Rasmussen

My blog post on Top 5 Teaching Resources for Macbeth is here

5 teaching resources macbeth