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Romeo and Juliet

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Aimee Alger

on 17 April 2013

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Transcript of Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet Since William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is written in Elizabethan English (a style of English that is no longer spoken), it can be difficult to understand. Today, we're going to talk about a few things you should know before we start reading the play. This Prezi will give you a basic knowledge of Romeo and Juliet to help you understand what is happening in the play when we start reading tomorrow. Romeo belongs to the house of Montague. He is approximately 17 years old, and his closest friend is his cousin Benvolio.
At the beginning of the play, Romeo is depressed after breaking up with a girl named Rosaline, but later that night, sees Juliet and falls immediately in love. Juliet belongs to the house of Capulet. She is thirteen years old, and has been arranged to marry a Count named Paris. Compared to the impulsive Romeo, Juliet is often more level-headed and strong willed. Her closest confident is her Nurse, who has attended to Juliet her whole life. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written in 1562 by William Shakespeare about two star-crossed lovers. This tragic romance takes place in Verona, Italy during the 16th century. Romeo and Juliet belong to separate feuding houses; the Capulets and the Montagues. The supporters of these houses are sworn enemies and will fight each other in an instant. Despite this feud, Romeo and Juliet are determined to find a way to be together. Romeo and Juliet has been adapted many times for theatre, movies, musicals, and opera, as well as influencing many more modern stories of love and loss. House of Montague:

Montague's wife
Romeo (son of Montague)
Benvolio House of Capulet:

Capulet's wife
Juliet (Capulet's daughter)
Tybalt (nephew of Capulet's wife)
Rosaline (Lord Capulet's niece)
The Nurse (Juliet's attendent) About the Author William Shakespeare was baptized April 26, 1564 and died April 23, 1616. He is considered to be the greatest writer in the English language. His work consists of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and many poems. Shakespeare married a woman named Anne Hathaway at 18 and had three children. References "Romeo and Juliet" - William Shakespeare
"Romeo and Juliet" 1968 (picture, video clip)
Grade 9, ELA
Curriculum outcome: CR9 1b. (b) "The Balcony Scene"
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