Backgrounds of Shakespeare's Macbeth

Group 1:

Tell Macbeth's story as Shakespeare found it in Holinshed's Chronicles:

Group 2:

How did James I try to reassert the power of the throne over Parliament?

Group 3:

Describe the early 16th century's understanding of witchcraft and James I's particular fascination with this topic.

Group 4:

Give the class a brief overview of the events which lead to the attempted coup known to the English as The Gunpowder Plot.

Group 5:

Review for the class the Ancient Greek understanding of tragedy: