I'm teaching Macbeth this year to a group of Year 9s. It's a class of somewhat mixed ability in a private school, and while most of the class seems to catch on quickly and enjoy the text and the language, others have said they find it boring and/or difficult. I have some low-level behavioural problems in the classroom & I believe the lack of interest in the text among a sub-set of this class may be contributing to the disruption. I've used various resources from TES (thank you, contributors!) as well as the exercises suggested by the Cambridge School version of the play we use. Each lesson involves some opportunity to 'act' out the text, then we talk about what has happened in the scene, and then there is some low-level language analysis aided by worksheets etc. We've watched a couple of scenes on YouTube but I'm reluctant to just resort to letting them watch a film. I say 'act' in inverted commas because the acting generally involves three or four of the pupils reading the text out in front of the class. I'd be keen to encourage a proper dramatisation of some of the scenes with costumes, props etc. but I fear that this extra activity may only worsen the ADHD-type difficulties some of the pupils have, and lead to the whole class become more out of control. Therefore, I thought I'd turn to everyone on TES to ask whether anyone has any ideas about how to engage pupils who are dissuaded by studying Shakespeare. I personally think Macbeth is a great choice for Year 9 (violence! battles! murder!) but that's not been the case so far. Has anyone ever used any games with this play for example? Any hints or tips gratefully received.