Today students learned that Romeo and Juliet is actually a much older story than you’d think. It originated with Ovid’s Metamorphoses in around 10 A.D. and continued to change in form until Shakespeare wrote his version in around 1597. We even have new versions today (Romiette and Julio, for example).
1. Reflection on “When I think about Shakespeare, I feel…”
2. Skits on 5 different versions of Romeo and Juliet.
3. Discussion of similarities between the skits.
HW: If in Honors, get a paperback copy of Romeo and Juliet if you don’t want to lug around your textbook. Otherwise, none.