Literature Reader Romeo and Juliet

Young blood: Romeo and Juliet
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In deze les zitten 32 slides, met interactieve quizzen, tekstslides en 8 videos.

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Young blood: Romeo and Juliet

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Lesson aim
- Shakespeare and his life
- Romeo & Juliet - Synopsis
- understand the hidden topics in "Romeo and Juliet"

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

What can you expect about Literature in the test in TW 1?
You should ...:
  • ... be able to explain what the English Renaissance was.
  • ... be able to explain what Dramatic Irony is.
  • ... be able to explain what Interpretation is.
  • ... know the basic storyline of Romeo & Juliet

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

What do you know about Shakespeare?

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Write down in English what you know about Shakespeare.

Slide 5 - Open vraag

Slide 6 - Video


Slide 7 - Video

What records have historians found relating to Shakespeare?
His birth certificate
His marriage certificate
His death certificate
His children's birth certificates

Slide 8 - Quizvraag

Why is Shakespeare considered to be a shrewd businessman
He was the first playwright to copywrite his works
He built London's biggest amphitheatre.
He paid his actor's set wages
He acted in his own plays to save money.

Slide 9 - Quizvraag

Why did Shakespeare write many more sonnets later in his career?
The plague meant the theatres were closed
He ran out of ideas for plays.
His wife passed away and he poured his grief into his work
They made him more money than running the plays

Slide 10 - Quizvraag

Why was there a theory that Shakespeare did not write his works?
He did not attend higher education
A number of his contemporaries claimed they wrote his work under a pseudonym.
There few details about his life
His plays were similar to his contemporaries work

Slide 11 - Quizvraag

English Renaissance 1500-1670
During the 16th century, many English playwrights and
poets used Italian stories and poetry as an inspiration.
The term Renaissance means ‘rebirth’. Before this period,
during the Middle Ages, writers used to focus on the
absolute power of God. The classical Greek and Roman
stories were strictly forbidden as sources of inspiration.
Huge cultural shifts occurred in Elizabethan England. The
Catholic Church became less powerful and people became
more tolerant.
Erasmus, a Dutch Renaissance humanist, had already
published books about this way of thinking at the very
beginning of the 16th century. In England, William
Shakespeare started to create more ‘human’ characters in
his plays and was the first writer to bring these
Renaissance characters into the theatres.

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

What do you know about Romeo and Juliet?

Slide 13 - Woordweb

Romeo and Juliet
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare pictured two warring families from Verona in the north of Italy; the Montagues and the Capulets. It is the year of 1302. Teenagers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet met at a party and fell in love. Because of a family feud they had to meet in secret. In Verona, these two important families fought over religion and politics: the Montagues supported the Holy Roman Emperor and the Capulets supported the Holy Pope. In 16th century England people were also divided by religion and politics: Catholicism and Protestantism. Religion was very important and people were prepared to die for their beliefs. Hiding your religion was part of everyday life, because it was not always safe to make your beliefs known. Many spectators who watched Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre would have been familiar with warring families.

Slide 14 - Tekstslide

Slide 15 - Video

The Balcony Scene

Slide 16 - Tekstslide

Slide 17 - Video

The famous balcony scene

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

What it really looks like!

Slide 19 - Tekstslide

But what happens next
and how it ends ...
... spoiler alert!

Slide 20 - Tekstslide

Slide 21 - Video

Apothecary scene
In the fifth act Romeo, who is banned from Verona after he ended up killing a Capulet named Tybalt, is waiting for news. Juliet was supposed to marry Paris, another Capulet, but had already married Romeo in secret, with help from friar Laurence. She has taken a sleeping potion to avoid the forced marriage. Now Balthasar, Romeo’s servant, delivers the news that Juliet’s ‘body sleeps’. Tragically, Romeo thinks Juliet is dead. He decides to buy poison.

Slide 22 - Tekstslide

Slide 23 - Tekstslide

‘Friar Lawrence is a villain in this play’. discuss and explain if you agree or disagree with this statement -why

Slide 24 - Tekstslide

Slide 25 - Video

Slide 26 - Video

Slide 27 - Tekstslide

Which words did shakespeare invent? 

Slide 28 - Sleepvraag

Match the Dutch translations to these famous sayings invented by Shakespeare!
In een notendop
Doet er niet toe
Te veel van het goede
Neither here nor there
Wild goose chase
Too much of a good thing
In a nutshell

Slide 29 - Sleepvraag

Slide 30 - Video

Now discuss and answer 2 of the following questions:
- how were men portrayed in "Romeo and Juliet",give examples
- how are women portrayed in "Romeo and Juliet", give examples
- describe how Juliet was treated by her parents and how the treatment changed, give examples
- what literary styles did the author use in this play, give examples
- ‘Romeo is a very selfish character’. Explain if you agree or disagree with this statement - why

Slide 31 - Tekstslide

Now find your own favourite (love) song and copy a part of the lyrics. Use Shmoop to translate these lyrics into Shakespearean English.

Remember it so you can post it on the next slide

Slide 32 - Tekstslide