Introduction to Shakespeare

 

Iambic Pentameter (Conveniently at http://iambicpentameter.net/)
Basically: 5 (penta) sets of unstressed then stressed syllables

Note elements of the Globe Theatre mentioned in the video

Globe Theatre

Why was Shakespeare’s plays so popular in Elizabethan England?

Why is Shakespeare still performed and studied 400 years later?

Overview of Romeo and Juliet

Initial Resources

BBC Bitesize Romeo and Juliet Index:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/dramaromeojuliet/

Spark Notes – Intro to Shakespeare / Romeo & Juliet:
http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/romeojuliet/context.html

LitCharts – Scene by scene summary and analysis:
http://www.litcharts.com/lit/romeo-and-juliet/prologue

Character Map
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