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Royal Shakespeare Company. Key moments in Romeo and Juliet and some significant facts about the play and its characters.

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Every director will choose their own key moments in Romeo and Juliet depending on how they are interpreting the play. Here we've listed some important moments in the order in which they appear in the play. Teaching Shakespeare. Romeo & Juliet. Using this Guide List of other study guides The notes were prepared for use with an edition of Romeo and Juliet bound together with the book for West Side Story and in conjunction with a showing of Franco Zeffirelli's film version of the play, but they will be useful with any edition or production.

Romeo & Juliet

The introduction focuses primarily on comparisons with West Side Story, so it has relatively little to say about the play as such. As noted, this is often regarded as a lesser Shakespeare tragedy by scholars, but what should also be kept in mind is that audiences have made it one of the most beloved plays of all time from the Elizabethan Age to the present. Romeo and Juliet are often considered the archetypal lovers, and at one time "a romeo"--meaning a lover--was a common noun. Although Shakespeare's dialogue often reads beautifully enough on the page, please keep in mind that he never intended his words to be read. West Side Story - Supplemental Materials; Go to the Learning Guide for this film.

West Side Story - Supplemental Materials;

Helpful Background:Puerto Rico is a large island in the Caribbean approximately 3,435 square miles in size. It was discovered by Columbus in 1493 and its people are of mixed Spanish and African descent, with the Spanish influence predominating. It was acquired by the United States after the Spanish American War. In 1952 Puerto Rico became a self-governing Commonwealth associated with the United States. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens but pay no federal taxes and may not vote in federal elections.

Tony: I'll be all right. Suggested Response: This is an accurate description of their situation. What if the most famous love story was re-told on social media? #ShakespeareNoFilter presents "Romeo and Juliet" The Inspiration for Romeo and Juliet. Home. Shakespeare’s daughter. The Shakespeare family saga. The story of Shakespeare’s family – one of upward social mobility – is reflected in their homes.

The Shakespeare family saga

Start in the small village of Wilmcote, three miles north of Stratford-upon-Avon, where the playwright’s mother, Mary Arden, grew up in a small farmhouse built around 1514 by her father, Robert. Mary was the youngest of eight daughters by his first wife; his second, Agnes Hill, brought with her two sons and two daughters. When Robert made his will in 1556, he named young Mary as one of his two executors and left her a substantial amount of land and money, which suggests that she was a woman of exceptional ability.

Mary married the up-and-coming glover (and later wool dealer and money-lender) John Shakespeare, probably in 1557. Before long they moved into his substantial double-house in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, now known as Shakespeare’s Birthplace. There would also have been ample space for William’s unmarried brothers, Richard, Gilbert and Edmund, of whom little is known. What can you learn from Shakespeare’s heroines? Image copyright The Globe Kim Kardashian West might be today's leading lady, but teenage girls could learn a lot more from Shakespeare's heroines, a head teacher has claimed.

What can you learn from Shakespeare’s heroines?

Jane Lunnon, head of Wimbledon High School, says Shakespeare's Cleopatra, Beatrice, Rosalind and Viola are far better role models. So what did William Shakespeare's heroines know that might help teenagers today? The heroines on Mrs Lunnon's list have one thing in common. They were all underestimated, says Erica Whyman, deputy artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Teens Shakespeare Extension Activities. Shakespeare. Can you write like shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet. How to make Shakespeare easy for English language learners. Have you ever had difficulty relating Shakespeare to learners of English?

How to make Shakespeare easy for English language learners

Tutor and resource writer Genevieve White comes to the rescue, in time for Shakespeare Day and English Language Day today. Last year, I wrote an article extolling the joys of teaching Shakespeare to learners of English and outlining the reasons why teachers should bring the Bard into the classroom. Some of the comments I received on this post suggested that the linguistic challenges presented by sixteenth-century English are just too great to overcome. It is true that Shakespeare’s texts may present difficulties for contemporary readers, particularly those who do not have English as a first language. Luckily, however, there are a number of ways in which we can reduce the language barrier between our learners and Shakespeare’s greatest work. Make it attractive from the start. Shakespeare's Sonnets. All the sonnets are provided here, with descriptive commentary attached to each one, giving explanations of difficult and unfamiliar words and phrases, and with a full analysis of any special problems of interpretation which arise.

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Sonnets by other Elizabethan poets are also included, Spenser, Sidney, Drayton and a few other minor authors. The poems of Sir Thomas Wyatt are also given, with both old and modern spelling versions, and with brief notes provided. Check the menu on the left for full details of what is available. The web site has been changed to a new responsive design, which should work with tablets and phones. Please let me know if there are any problems with the new site (email address below). Black Death - Facts & Summary. Today, scientists understand that the Black Death, now known as the plague, is spread by a bacillus called Yersina pestis.

Black Death - Facts & Summary

(The French biologist Alexandre Yersin discovered this germ at the end of the 19th century.) They know that the bacillus travels from person to person pneumonically, or through the air, as well as through the bite of infected fleas and rats. Both of these pests could be found almost everywhere in medieval Europe, but they were particularly at home aboard ships of all kinds–which is how the deadly plague made its way through one European port city after another.

Ger vi eleverna utrymme att ta ut svängarna kommer lärandet till liv i spännande former. Mia Smith är legitimerad lärare i engelska och tyska, år 6-9 och undervisar på Valhamraskolan i Partille.

Ger vi eleverna utrymme att ta ut svängarna kommer lärandet till liv i spännande former

För många av Sveriges lärare är hon också en av ämnesspanare på uppdrag av Lärarnas Riksförbund. Det är naturligtvis ingen slump. Mia vet vad hon talar om och hennes lärargärning bygger på väl förankrade pedagogiska metoder i kombination med nytänk. Med ett mycket tydligt fokus på uppdraget och målen, låter hon både eleverna och sig själv ständigt utvecklas i sitt lärande. Drama - 60 Second Shakespeare - Shakespeare's plays, themes and characters - Romeo and Juliet. Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor. Detalle de la infografía en español de... - Practica español. How the English Language Is Shakespeare's Language. Almost all students of English, native and non-native speakers alike, have to study the works of William Shakespeare.

How the English Language Is Shakespeare's Language

Most do so begrudgingly. Part of this reaction is because, despite reassurances from teachers that Shakespeare was one of the most influential writers in the English language (and in the world), many students don’t understand exactly how profound Shakespeare’s influence was on the development of the English language. Here’s some food for thought: Before Shakespeare’s time, written English was, on the whole, not standardized. His works contributed significantly to the standardization of grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. Burn Battle Quiz: Game of Throne vs. Shakespeare.

Grammarly - [SPOILER ALERT] (Image credit: Wrong Hands.) BBC Learning English - Course: shakespeare / Unit 1. Shakespeare's Grammar. Stratford Festival - Teachers. Teaching Materials Download instructions and materials for some of our favourite classroom activities. Instructions: Shakespearean Insult GameTableau the StoryTossing LinesChoral SpeakingTheme TableauxClass MonologueIambic Name GameMoving the TextDrawing the TextNarration with Mime Materials: All's Well That Ends Well Shakespearean Insult GameTableau the StoryTossing Lines.

Macbeth l Index. Shakespeare Online.