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Yr10 set1 RandJ 22/2/08

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  • 1. Objectives:
    • To be able to see the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in its social and historical context
    • To understand the importance and relevance of the ‘prologue’
  • 2. ROMEO AND JULIET: First published 1597.
  • 3. SOCIAL/HISTORICAL INFORMATION How does this help our understanding of the characters, events, story and dramatic qualities of the play?
  • 4. Your resource pack:
    • Not all of this will be relevant
    • You will need to link relevant sections to particular aspects of the play
    • For this activity, you are all documentary film makers, working for BBC Education
    • You are going to storyboard and write the opening sections of a BBC Documentary on R & J
  • 5.  
  • 6. The Globe:
    • Action on stage often spilled over into the pit (audience became part of play)
    • Plays performed in daylight
    • Minimal special effects
    • Audience interacted with actors more than we do today
    • Several different plays performed each week
  • 7. DVD Clip: ‘ Shakespeare in Love’
  • 8. The Prologue:
    • Spoken by the ‘chorus’
    • Not a character , an actor who will comment on the action of the play throughout
    • A sonnet (14 lines, rhyme scheme, set rhythm)
    • Calmed and settled the rowdy audience
  • 9. The Prologue: WHAT DOES IT TELL US? WHAT IS ITS IMPORTANT FUNCTION? WHAT ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE DO YOU FIND INTERESETING WITHIN IT?
  • 10. DVD Clip: ‘ Romeo + Juliet’. What is effective about Baz Luhrman’s interpetation/adaptation of the prologue?
  • 11. Task: Explain how you might adapt the prologue for a modern theatre audience, avoiding the use of a simple ‘chorus’ speaking it on stage…
  • 12. FEEDBACK!