Create a comic strip illustrating key scenes from Romeo and Juliet, showcasing their tragic love story.
Name two characters in the play Romeo and Juliet.
Two star-crossed lovers belonging to feuding families meet and fall in love. They secretly marry, but face obstacles from their families and the outside world. The lovers eventually take their own lives in a tragic ending.
Romeo and Juliet: The Tragic Love Story
Tragedy: A form of drama based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in audiences. Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous tragedies ever written. Fate: The belief that an individual's life path is predetermined by a higher power. Romeo and Juliet's story is an example of the power of fate. Romantic Love: A strong feeling of affection and care for another person. Romeo and Juliet's love for each other is the driving force of the play.
The earliest known version of Romeo and Juliet was written by an Italian poet called Luigi da Porto in 1524, more than 40 years before William Shakespeare's version. Romeo and Juliet was the first drama to be performed in the Globe Theater in London in 1599. The original play was written in a poetic style known as 'blank verse', meaning it has lines of unrhymed iambic pentameter.
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What kind of love did Romeo and Juliet have for each other?
What were the consequences of Romeo and Juliet's love?
How do Romeo and Juliet's choices affect their fate?
What lessons can we learn from Romeo and Juliet's story?
Brain break: Draw an octopus wearing a tutu and ballet shoes
Question: How did Romeo and Juliet's secret relationship influence their families? Clues: • The Montagues and Capulets are rivals • Juliet's family had arranged her to marry Paris • Romeo and Juliet got married without parental consent In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Draw a picture that explains the impact of Romeo and Juliet's secret relationship B. Write a script to act out a conversation between Romeo and Juliet's parents when they find out about their marriage
Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?
- William Shakespeare
- Christopher Marlowe
- Ben Jonson
In which city does the play take place?
What is the name of Romeo's first love interest?
- Juliet's cousin Tybalt
What is the name of Juliet's suitor who is arranged to marry her by her parents?
- Count Paris
How do Romeo and Juliet die in the end?
- They both commit suicide by drinking poison.
- They are killed in a sword fight with each other.
- They are killed by Tybalt.
Work together in pairs: What themes of Romeo and Juliet are still relevant in today's society?