Act I, scene i: Day 151

1. Rephrasing blank verse. Today, we first worked on rephrasing Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter. Students rewrote the syntax of the following sentences:

  1. What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word…
  2. If ever you disturb our streets again…
  3. And Montague, come you this afternoon.
  4. O, where is Romeo, saw you him today?
  5. So early walking did I see your son.

2. Listening and reading. Next, we listened and read along to the rest of Act I, scene i. Students should read scenes 2, 3, 4, and 5 tonight for homework. (That’s all the rest of Act I).

HW: Read Romeo and Juliet, Act 1.

Listen here (start listening at 10:00, listen to 41:00). Be sure to read along as you listen.

To download the entire recording click here: iTunes or Complete File

Watch Act I:

Act I, scenes i and ii (Start at 1:10)

(beware: about 20 lines of scene i are omitted, 2 of scene ii are omitted)

Act I, scenes iii and iv.

Act I, scene v.