Line by Line: Macbeth, Macbeth's "Is this a dagger" (2.1)

This video will take you through an excerpt from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” Macbeth’s monologue beginning “Is this a dagger” with text and visual annotations. Line by line, you’ll explore Shakespeare’s gift for language and invention.

For the complete scene, check out my videos here:

A big thank-you to the following resources. Without such resources, these videos would not have been the same: The New Cambridge Shakespeare, No Fear Shakespeare, the Oxford Shakespeare, and the artists whose work appears in my slides. Please get in touch if you’d like to know the source of any illustration, clip-art, photograph, or animation.


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Created: May 21, 2018

Updated: Jun 28, 2020

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