Detailed instructions:

1. Choose ONE play listed from the following list and construct a PowerPoint on that play: Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, King Lear.

2. The PowerPoint should have FOUR major sections:

a. brief biography of Shakespeare (visuals required)

b. summary of plot and major characters (visuals required)

c. major themes and ideas with supporting textual evidence from the play (visuals required)

d. a variety of other visuals inspired by the play, such as paintings, drawings, engravings, cartoons, sculptures, paintings, video clips.

2. Powerpoint should be between 15-17 slides. Each slide must have one or more visuals. The first 3 to 4 slides should be based on the Shakespeare’s life and times; the remaining slides should be focused on the play.

3. PowerPoint should be highly researched, using at least 6 different sources, and should include proper internal citations according to MLA guidelines. The last slide of the presentation will therefore be a ‘Work Cited’ slide. Please review MLA guidelines very carefully. 25% of the grade will be based on proper MLA usage.

4. Each slide should balance image and analysis/ text; attention should be given to creative visual design, and presentation should contain a wide variety of visuals, such as paintings, drawings, engravings, cartoons, sculptures, etc.