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Here we are to talk about parents and children, friendship and gangs, love and death ..

in other words here we are to talk about ROMEO AND JULIET  " the largest and most persuasive celebration of romantic love in Western literature" (Harold Bloom, Shakespeare, the Invention of the Human)!!!      

 

 

 

 

 

In the map below you can see where, in Verona, you can admire Juliet's balcony

 

 

Use the links in the section on the left if you need information about the play

 clicking here on the contrary  you will be able to see how we will work

 

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Here is an activity you might like, which I have found on an amazing website called  shmoop

 

Shmoop learning guides
Romeo and Juliet Activity: Using Music Lyrics to Explore Themes, Imagery, and Symbolism

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has inspired musicians for centuries – from Tchaikovsky’s c. 1870 “Romeo and Juliet” (a.k.a. “Overture-Fantasy”) to Taylor Swift’s 2008 “Love Story.” In this assignment, you’ll compare themes, symbols, and imagery in Romeo and Juliet to your favorite music lyrics and/or music videos.

Step 1: After you’ve read the play, browse through “Themes” and “Symbols.” As you read, decide whether or not you can think of music lyrics that remind you of Romeo and Juliet.

Step 2: Choose a favorite (or not so favorite) song that echoes a theme, symbol, or image from Shakespeare’s play. If you know what tune you want to use, great. Otherwise, check out Shmoop's “Music” section for inspiration. Or, go to Shmoop's “Best of the Web” for links to music inspired by Romeo and Juliet.

Step 3: Once you’ve chosen an appropriate song, use your graphic organizer to compare Romeo and Juliet to your favorite tune.

Step 4: Develop an overall argument about the observations you’ve made and write it at the bottom of your graphic organizer. The overall argument should be an interpretive point that you’ve reached after performing analysis of the text and the music lyrics. (See the example we provide in the graphic organizer.)

Step 5: Share your music and ideas with your classmates and teacher.

http://www.shmoop.com/romeo-and-juliet/themes.html

http://www.shmoop.com/romeo-and-juliet/symbolism-imagery.html

http://www.shmoop.com/romeo-and-juliet/botw/resources?d=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xg3vE8Ie_E

http://www.shmoop.com/romeo-and-juliet/botw/resources?d=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-hvNB0GBDE

http://www.shmoop.com/romeo-and-juliet/botw/resources?d=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxfjSnMN88U

http://www.shmoop.com/music/


  

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And now your final task

Create a page like this and complete it as if it were a page from a newspaper. Write the news about the story of Romeo and Juliet  (30 pts)

 

You can find a superb example here

 

                                             

 

 


  

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I think we are ready now to share our opinions about the play. Feel free to add your sticky on the wall below :)

 


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Famous quotations

But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

 

O Romeo, Romeo,
wherefore art thou Romeo?

 

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life

 

O, I am fortune’s fool! . . .

 

My only love, sprung from my only hate!

 

 

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