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Objectives: <ul><li>To be able to see the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in its social and historical context </li></ul><ul><li>T...
ROMEO AND JULIET: First published 1597.
SOCIAL/HISTORICAL INFORMATION How does this help our understanding of the  characters, events, story and dramatic qualitie...
Your resource pack: <ul><li>Not all of this will be relevant </li></ul><ul><li>You will need to link relevant sections to ...
 
The Globe: <ul><li>Action on stage often spilled over into the pit (audience became part of play) </li></ul><ul><li>Plays ...
DVD Clip: ‘ Shakespeare in Love’
The Prologue: <ul><li>Spoken by the ‘chorus’ </li></ul><ul><li>Not  a  character , an actor who will comment on the action...
The Prologue: WHAT DOES IT TELL US? WHAT IS ITS IMPORTANT FUNCTION? WHAT ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE DO YOU FIND INTERESETING WITH...
DVD Clip: ‘ Romeo + Juliet’. What is effective about Baz Luhrman’s interpetation/adaptation of the prologue?
Task: Explain how you might adapt the prologue for a modern theatre audience, avoiding the use of a simple ‘chorus’ speaki...
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Yr10 set1 RandJ 22/2/08

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Yr10 set1 RandJ 22/2/08

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

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