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Romeo and Juliet: Why Do We Still Read This Play?

In this one-time class, learners will explore the story, characters, and themes of Shakespeare's play, and grow to understand its timeless appeal.
Paul H. The Shakespearean Student
49 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 10 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


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Meets once
55 minute class

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Class Experience

Students will get a clear understanding of the events, themes, and characters of Romeo and Juliet and hopefully, gain an appreciation for its timeless appeal.
I have created a worksheet for the students to fill out in concert with the facts listed on the website that lists the relationships between the characters and the basic events of the plot of "Romeo and Juliet." 
 2 files available upon enrollment
No required text. If you wish to print the worksheet, you'll only need a writing implement to complete it.
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Students will engage by asking and answering questions, and fill out the worksheet to receive credit. If they do this, they will receive a digital badge to put on their profiles.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Leslie Dunton-Downer. "The Essential Shakespeare Handbook." DK Publishing, 2004.

Shakespeare, William, et al. "Romeo and Juliet." (Folger Shakespeare Library). Annotated, Simon & Schuster, 2004.


Paul H. The Shakespearean Student
Lives in the United States
Teacher, lecturer, actor, astronomer, and technology specialist
49 total reviews
92 completed classes

About Me

I specialize in Shakespeare and Astronomy, having worked in theater for over 10 years, and for two years as a professional astronomy assistant. I teach courses in Shakespeare Appreciation and Shakespearean acting, as well as basic astronomy for... 
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