Playing Time: 30 min.-2 hours depending
on how in depth the student goes with the story and the activies they choose
Cost: $ ?
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:
Subject Area: Secondary School English
Objectives: To expose students to Macbeth
in many different contexts.
Brief Description: This program gives
students the option of either listening to or watching Macbeth be preformed,
it also gives an introduction and background on the story as well as
of each scene. There is also "macbeth Karaoke " to get the player involved
in the story and different scenes.
Entry Capabilities Required: Some knowlede
Relevance to objectives: 4
Provides practice of relevant skills: 3
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 3
The graphics in this program are very good, the movies scenes will hold
a students interest well. The background on the play and the times in which
it was written help to give the player some more insight in to the play
they are reading. The anylsis of the scence could also help in the classroom
giving the students some base for discusion.
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 3
Technical quality (durable, attractive):
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather
than chance): N/A
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic,
accurate depiction): 4
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test
Clear directions for play: 4
Effectiveness of debriefing:3
The essays are on a level a little too high for the age group which this
program would be benifiting. The "Macbeth Karaoke" only offers the player
a choice of 3 scenes they can play out, a few more or even the whole play
would be more appealing.
Reviewer: Karah Baker
Date: February 13, 1999
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh
PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.