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Romeo and Juliet: Entire Play

Romeo and Juliet: Entire Play

Romeo and Juliet Summary (Click the plot infographic to download.) We start off with a little action: a duel between the servants of two enemy families of Verona: the Montagues and the Capulets. After the swords are sheathed, Verona's Prince shows up to say that the next person who fights is going to get killed, and he means it this time. Along comes Romeo Montague, mooning over some chick named Rosaline. Things take a turn when Romeo meets Juliet. Oh wait. Get ready for some more names: Benvolio, another member of the Montague posse, runs into Tybalt Capulet, who is angry about the Montagues crashing his family party the other night. Juliet hears from the Nurse that her new husband has murdered her cousin, which is a major bummer—but not enough of a bummer to keep her from being super stoked about her wedding night. Meanwhile, back at the Capulet house, Lord Capulet decides a wedding (to Paris) is just the thing to distract Juliet from her grief.

Tragic Love: Introducing Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice This pre-reading lesson helps students expand their knowledge of Shakespeare and build an understanding of Romeo and Juliet by connecting the summary of the play to their everyday lives as teenagers. back to top Story Map: This interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution. Further Reading

BBC Two - Shakespeare Unlocked - Romeo and Juliet "Here's much to do with hate, but more with love": The Prologue in <I>Romeo and Juliet</I> October 2004 Heidi Beehler teaches English at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY. Plays/Scenes CoveredRomeo and Juliet What's On for Today and Why Part of the fun of teaching Romeo and Juliet is letting students see how the play is about much more than romantic love. In this lesson, students will work in pairs on a guided close reading of the prologue. Once students understand how the prologue functions in the play, they will try writing a prologue sonnet to another piece of literature they have read. This lesson should precede the students' reading of the play and will take one class period. For Heidi Beehler's full unit plan on the history and form of the sonnet, click here. What You Need Folger edition of Romeo and Juliet Available in Folger print edition and Folger Digital Texts Documents: Handout: Prologue of Romeo and Juliet What To Do1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Romeo and Juliet: Context The most influential writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare was born in 1564 to a successful middle-class glove-maker in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare attended grammar school, but his formal education proceeded no further. In 1582 he married an older woman, Anne Hathaway, and had three children with her. Shakespeare’s works were collected and printed in various editions in the century following his death, and by the early eighteenth century his reputation as the greatest poet ever to write in English was well established. In the absence of credible evidence to the contrary, Shakespeare must be viewed as the author of the thirty-seven plays and 154 sonnets that bear his name. Shakespeare did not invent the story of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare’s use of existing material as fodder for his plays should not, however, be taken as a lack of originality.

Shakespeare Facts: 50 Interesting Facts About William Shakespeare Interested in Shakespeare facts? Below is a range of 50 little known facts about William Shakespeare. Bear in mind that very little in the way of hard facts is actually known about Shakespeare’s life (unlike facts about Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, which are fairly well documented), but we’ve researched long and hard to come up with a range of interesting facts about the great man: William Shakespeare Facts: 1 There is documentary proof that Shakespeare was baptised on 26th April 1564, and scholars believe that, in keeping with the traditions of the time, he would have been baptised when he was three days old, meaning Shakespeare was probably born on April 23rd. However, as Shakespeare was born under the old Julian calendar, what was April 23rd during Shakespeare’s life would actually be May 3rd according to today’s Gregorian calendar. William Shakespeare Facts: 2 Shakespeare’s parents were John and Mary Shakespeare (nee Arden). William Shakespeare Facts: 3 William Shakespeare Facts: 4

Elizabeth I: The monarch behind the mask In 1586, Queen Elizabeth I declared: “We princes, I tell you, are set on stages in the sight and view of all the world duly observed; the eyes of many behold our actions, a spot is soon spied in our garments; a blemish noted quickly in our doings.” Elizabeth’s “doings” – the state of her health, her actions and behaviour – were the subject of international speculation. Her ‘private’ life was of ‘public’ concern. Her body was held to be one and the same as England. An elderly, unmarried queen with no heir raised fears. Hiding the ugly truth Elizabeth’s ladies spent hours preparing the ageing queen’s pocked face for the public. Elizabeth’s contemporaries believed that beauty amplified female power, and so they regarded the queen’s splendour as confirmation of her claim to the throne. Elizabeth wore a garish vermilion, also known as cinnabar, which gave an intense red colour. The wigless, derobed, unmade-up queen should never have been seen by any except her trusted ladies.

William Shakespeare - British History - William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, a bustling market town 100 miles northwest of London, and baptized there on April 26, 1564. His birthday is traditionally celebrated on April 23, which was the date of his death in 1616 and is the feast day of St. George, the patron saint of England. Shakespeare’s father, John, dabbled in farming, wood trading, tanning, leatherwork, money lending and other occupations; he also held a series of municipal positions before falling into debt in the late 1580s. The ambitious son of a tenant farmer, John boosted his social status by marrying Mary Arden, the daughter of an aristocratic landowner. Like John, she may have been a practicing Catholic at a time when those who rejected the newly established Church of England faced persecution. William was the third of eight Shakespeare children, of whom three died in childhood.