Those Crazy Kids: An Exploration of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(13)
Completed by 31 learners
Romeo and Juliet is a horrible story, beautifully told, and a study of this play is essential to a well-rounded education.
Maureen Tobin
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(178)
year old learners
learners per class


per week
Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Over 10 weeks
75 minutes per class

Available times

Table of available sections

Class Experience

US Grade 8 - 11
I've been teaching this play to young learners since 2003. Though we will be having a lot of fun, this class will include some serious discussions about issues about violence and suicide, as well as decision-making and responsibility.
We will be using the Folger Shakespeare Library text.  There are many formats available for free download, but please be sure to select a version, like the PDF, that has line numbers. 

Download here: 

If you would like a solid book with great footnotes, you can buy the Folger paperback edition here:

Students should also have a notebook dedicated to this class. Done well, this notebook can be a resource for future Shakespeare courses.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Mature themes, including suicide and manslaughter.

Meet the teacher

Maureen Tobin
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(178)
A retired English teacher, I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and a bachelor's degree in Language Arts Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  I currently work as a reading and writing coach for students of all ages. (Continued below... 
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