Romeo and Juliet Exam. Understand the plot and characters. Understand the contextual significance of the quotations, especially as they relate to themes and characterization. Understand the literal meanings of the quotations (What is the character saying?). Fight Director
You are allowed to use your quotation pages only, whatever notes you can write on them, front and back.
by Lax and Ritchie
I fear, too early: for my mind misgivesSome consequence yet hanging in the starsShall bitterly begin his fearful dateWith this night's revels and expire the termOf a despised life closed in my breastBy some vile forfeit of untimely death.But He, that hath the steerage of my course,Direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen.
The Comedies (also Romances)
The Death of Shakespeare
“Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare
To digg the dust encloased heare
Blessed be y man y spares his stones
And curst be he y moves my bones”
The Elements of Drama
through dialogue and character
Plays are divided into ACTS.
Acts are divided into SCENES.
Scenes are composed of LINES (spoken by individual characters)
Stage directions indicate the physical
actions, emotional state, and expressive
behavior of the characters.
Stage directions most commonly are typeset in italics to separate them from dialogue. They may also be separated with brackets or parenthesis.
Indicate the time period, the
environment, all of the contents of the
Scene changes require a description of
the new scenery.
The Traits of Shakespearean Tragedy
Note: Much of the information in the next nine slides is in the handout that I have already given you. Use the handout as your information basis. Add other notes as needed.
“Young men’s love then lies
Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.”
“Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so.”
All Consequences Lead to Suffering
What role does each character play in the fate of Romeo and Juliet?
The Tragic Acting
of Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes