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)
Starting next week you will be presenting scenes from Acts IV and V of Romeo and Juliet in your groups. To set the stage for those performances we will watch up until the end of Act III tomorrow. Which film we watch is up to you. Which one are you liking the best so far? Select your choice below.