"You Kiss by the Book": Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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  • Aug 9 2010 9:48 AM

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This lesson, from EDSITEment, complements study of plot and characterization in "Romeo and Juliet" by focusing on Shakespeare's use of lyric forms and conventions to spotlight moments in the drama and thereby heighten the impact of the action on the stage. Students examine the first meeting between Romeo and Juliet as an enactment of figurative language in a context of competing poetic styles, explore the use of poetic forms to impart perspective in later episodes of the play, and gain experience in close reading and the interpretation of verse structure and imagery. Less

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: Theatre, Literature, Visual Arts, English-Language Arts

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