Romeo and Juliet Dramatic Performance (Audio)

Librivox recording of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. (Version 2)

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Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s famous tragedy of two “star-crossed lovers” from rival houses. Romeo and Juliet meet at a party and fall instantly in love, realizing too late that their families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are mortal enemies. Braving parental opposition, the teenage lovers marry in secret, with the aid of the well-intentioned Friar Lawrence. Yet, as Shakespeare has often observed, the course of true love does not run smoothly, and Romeo and Juliet must risk death to be together. (summary by Elizabeth Klett)

R&J Act I Song Analysis

 

Romeo and Juliet Journal Entry #1:

What is true love?

Do you believe in love at first sight? Is it realistic?

What would you do if you were Romeo or Juliet?

Make connections with the music videos below regarding the ‘Power of Love.”

Which song do you feel best represents the theme of love in Romeo and Juliet? Be specific with references to the lyrics, evidence from the text (quotations and line numbers, please), and the imagery presented in the video.

Hi, All

There seems to be some confusion as to what is expected this Friday, May 8th, in terms of your Macbeth journal entries. You are responsible for 5 entries (all previously assigned):