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Introduction To Romeo And Juliet 97 03 Presentation

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A short presentation to introduce the adapted reader of Romeo and Julieta by William Shakespeare in class.

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Introduction To Romeo And Juliet 97 03 Presentation

  1. 2. <ul><li>Romeo and Juliet is a play written by William Shakespeare . </li></ul><ul><li>It deals with the story of Romeo and Juliet, two of the most famous lovers in the world. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>A play is a story told by actors in a theatre. </li></ul><ul><li>The actors perform the play on the stage . </li></ul><ul><li>The playwright writes the play. </li></ul><ul><li>The audience watch the performance . </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and he died in 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. </li></ul>
  4. 9. <ul><li>His father was a glove-maker. </li></ul><ul><li>He studied until 15, but did not go to university. </li></ul><ul><li>He married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and had three children. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1597, he went to London without his family to work as a writer and actor. </li></ul>
  5. 12. <ul><li>In London he wrote Macbeth , Hamlet , Romeo and Juliet and many other plays. </li></ul><ul><li>He worked for Queen Elizabeth I and then for King James I. </li></ul><ul><li>He earned a lot of money from the theatre and he became rich. </li></ul>
  6. 15. <ul><li>Shakespeare’s theatre was the Globe . It was built in 1599 on the south bank of the Thames. </li></ul><ul><li>It was made of wood. </li></ul><ul><li>It was circular with an open roof. </li></ul><ul><li>Performances were in the afternoons because there was no lighting. </li></ul><ul><li>People could stand in front of the stage or sit in the balconies above. </li></ul><ul><li>Actors wore rich costumes. </li></ul>
  7. 22. <ul><li>The Renaissance was a time of great change in Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Many important discoveries were made and many precious works of art were produced. </li></ul><ul><li>The English loved Italian culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of Shakespeare’s plays are based in Italy, about Italian people and history, or are originally Italian stories, for example The Two Gentlemen of Verona , Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet . </li></ul>
  8. 23. <ul><li>Enjoy the play! </li></ul>Presentation designed and edited by Elena González Guerrero Pictures taken from the Internet Adapted reader: Romeo and Juliet. Vicens-Vives

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