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Modernizing Shakespeare. Shakespeare: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet .” Modern language: Meaning in the Play:. Act III, scene i Role Play Assignment .

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Modernizing shakespeare
Modernizing Shakespeare

Shakespeare:

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet.”

Modern language:

Meaning in the Play:


Act iii scene i role play assignment
Act III, scene i Role Play Assignment

  • Give each person in your group a role to read: Mercutio, Benvolio, Tybalt, or Romeo.

  • Then, read from pages 115-121 in Act III, Scene i.

  • After reading, rewrite the dialogue between the characters in modern language.

    • Choose your lines carefully (20 lines minimum, including stage directions).

    • Remember to focus on the main points in the scene.

    • Each person should have his/her own, handwritten script.


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