Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo & Juliet
Romeo & Juliet

Along with the various participation assignments and assigned readings, you will be required to produce six major pieces during this Shakespeare unit.

1. Character blogs/journal responses (at least 3 of them)
Blog page due Tuesday, 3/3
2. Comparison/Contrast Essay Draft due 3/5 and Final Copy due 3/11
3. Cartoon with your new ending is due Friday 3/6
4. Group newsletter, brochure, podcast or vodcast is due 3/10, presentations to begin 3/12
5. Delivery of sonnet or soliloquy 3/13

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YYYBe familiar with the following items to use for test review.
1. Profile of the author.
o Birth date and location o Death date and location o Educational background o Family (parents, wife, kids)
o Professional Career o Number of plays o Theater name o Famous tragedies

2. Vocabulary. Terms to know/examples of
• Aside • Couplet • Dramatic Irony • Foil • Foreshadowing • Monologue • Oxymoron • Soliloquy • Sonnet
o Shakespearean Play Structure
o Exposition/Introduction o Complication/Rising Action o Crisis/ Turning Point o Falling Actiono Climax/Resolution

3. Characters – Characters to know:
• Abram • Lord Capulet • Apothecary • Lord Montague • Balthasar • Mercutio • Benvolio • Nurse • Friar John • Paris • Friar Laurence • Peter • Juliet • Prince Escalus • Lady Capulet • Romeo • Lady Montague • Tybalt
4. Plot – write a short summary of the plot for each act or turn in Cornell notes:

Quotes / Action / Questions / Memorable moments from the play
What does it mean?Who? is doing what?What other information do you need?
Conflicts/ Action / Characters / etc.
The main characters, someone and someone else are doing something for some reason.
5. Review Questions: - Complete the review questions for each Act.

Movie scenes
Movie scenes

Key Facts Cheat Sheet
full title · The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
author · William Shakespeare type of work · Play genre · Tragic drama
time and place written · London, mid-1590s
climax · The deaths of Romeo and Juliet in the Capulet tomb (V.iii)
protagonists · Romeo; Juliet
antagonists · The feuding Montagues and Capulets; Tybalt; the prince and citizens of Verona; fate
settings (time) · Renaissance (fourteenth or fifteenth century)
settings (place) · Verona and Mantua (cities in northern Italy)
falling action · The end of Act V, scene iii, when the prince and the parents discover the bodies of Romeo and Juliet, and agree to put aside their feud in the interest of peace.
foreshadowing · The Chorus’s first speech declaring that Romeo and Juliet are doomed to die and “star-crossed.” The lovers’ frequent thoughts of death: “My grave is like to be my wedding bed” (Juliet, I.v.132). The lovers’ thoughts of suicide, as when Romeo threatens to kill himself after killing Tybalt. Friar Lawrence’s warnings to behave moderately if Romeo and Juliet wish to avoid tragedy: “These violent delights have violent ends . . . Therefore love moderately” (II.v.9–14). The lovers’ mutual impression that the other looks pale and deathlike after their wedding night (III.v). Juliet’s faked death by Friar Lawrence’s potion. Romeo’s dream-vision of Juliet kissing his lips while he is dead (V.i). Romeo’s outbursts against fate: “O, I am fortune’s fool!” (III.i.131) and “Then I defy you, stars” (V.i.24).
tones · Passionate, romantic, intense, rhapsodic, violent, prone to extremes of emotion (ecstasy, rage, misery, etc.)
themes · The forcefulness of love; love as a cause of violence; the individual versus society; the inevitability of fate

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