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

Romeo and Juliet is a horrible story, beautifully told, and a study of this play is essential to a well-rounded education.
Maureen Tobin
173 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 28 learners
75 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 10 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri Aug 19

Aug 19 - Oct 21 (10 weeks)
5:30pm - 6:45pm
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Class Experience

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.


Maureen Tobin
Lives in the United States
I Love Literature!
173 total reviews
194 completed classes

About Me

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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