Yr10 set1 RandJ 25/2/08

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Yr10 set1 RandJ 25/2/08

  1. 1. Objectives: <ul><li>To understand the importance and relevance of the ‘prologue’ </li></ul><ul><li>To begin to explore Act One Scene One of the play… </li></ul>
  2. 2. ROMEO AND JULIET: First published 1597.
  3. 3. 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>
  4. 4. Task: Explain how you might adapt the prologue for a modern theatre audience, avoiding the use of a simple ‘chorus’ speaking it on stage…
  5. 5. FEEDBACK!
  6. 6. Reading: Act 1 Scene 1…
  7. 7. Questions: <ul><li>Why does the play start with the servants talking? Give more than one answer! </li></ul><ul><li>How would you describe their language and ‘tone’ </li></ul><ul><li>How does the scene then ‘build’ in a dramatic way? </li></ul>
  8. 8. TYBALT What do we learn? Use a quote to back up your point
  9. 9. Why do you think Shakespeare opened the play in this way? Why is it effective on a dramatic level?
  10. 10. WHY VERONA?
  11. 11. Reading: Act One Scene 1 Lines 75-97
  12. 12. What does he say? How would you describe his language, and what does this imply about his character? Prince Escales
  13. 13. DVD Clip: What aspects of the opening section of the play does Baz Lurman’s version effectively convey?
  14. 14. Reading: Lines 97-
  15. 15. ROMEO What do we learn about him from the other characters?

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