Basic Theater Vocabulary
Act I Study Guide
Act II Study Guide
Act III Study Guide
Act IV Study Guide
Act V Study
Shakespeare Internet Resources
Shakespeare's Life and Times
Themes In Romeo and Juliet
Shakespearean Insult A Day
A Pun a Day
Essay: What is Love?
households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whole misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend."
begins William Shakespeare's classic love story of two "star crossed lovers.
As we move through the course essential question: What does a
story look like in the hands of a master storyteller?, we will
seek to understand why some stories transcend such boundaries as
time, age, religion, language, and geographical regions.at the narrative
in the hands of a master storyteller. More specifically,
this unit aims to address the enduring nature of themes relevant
to all people. Students will come to appreciate how a