William Shakespeare repeatedly focuses on fate in his play of Romeo and Juliet. Fate is when something is thought to be out of someones control.  Fate is “the development of events outsides a persons control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power.” Shakespeare explores the idea of fate by using a variety of techniques including […]

Act 5 Scene 1 Romeo: If I can trust my dreams then there Is some good news coming my way soon. Ive had a feeling all day that its coming. Last night in my dream I got brand back to life by a kiss. Have you heard from Verona yet? Has Friar sent me anything? […]

FILM A SCENE With a group, select a scene from Romeo & Juliet and make it into a short film Scene summary write a scene summary for every scene   DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE Present a soliloquy from Romeo and Juliet as a Dramatic Monologue REWRITE A SCENE choose one scene from Romeo and Juliet and rewrite […]

Spoken by Juliet, Romeo & Juliet, Act 2 Scene 5 The clock struck nine when I did send the nurse; In half an hour she promised to return. Perchance she cannot meet him: that’s not so. O, she is lame! love’s heralds should be thoughts, Which ten times faster glide than the sun’s beams, Driving back […]

Time: Thursday Night Location: Tomb of the Capulets, Verona Characters: Paris, Page, Romeo, Balthasar, Friar Lawrence, Juliet, Captain Of Watch, Second Watchman, Third Watchman, Prince, Capulet, Lady Capulet and Montague Events: Paris is visiting Romeo’s grave, he gets an alert that someone is coming so hides. Romeo arrives at the scene with a hammer and […]

Location: Verona, Friar Lawrences Cell Time: Thursday Morning Characters: Friar Lawrence and Friar John Events: Friar Lawrence realises that Romeo didn’t get the letter he sent about Juliet not being dead. Friar Lawrence goes to the tomb thinking he will have to wake up Juliet Quote: “Poor living corse, clos’d in dead man’s tomb!”

Location: Mantua Time: Wednesday morning Character: Romeo, Balthasar and Apothecary Events: Romeo servent Balthasar arrives with news from Verona. Juliet is dead. Romeo quickly decides that he is going to go to Juliets grave and drink the poison there. Apothecary looks poor and Romeo convinces him to sell him the poison even though selling poison […]

Location: Juliets bedroom Time: Wednesday morning Characters: Friar Lawrence, Nurse, Capulet, Lady Capulet, Paris,First and Second Musicains and Peter Events: Nurse tries to wake Juliet up and finds that she is dead. Her parents, Paris and Friar Lawrence are notified about her death. Friar Lawrence already knows and is trying to hurry her ceremony up […]

Chorus: A character, or group of characters who ‘narrate’ key information within the performance. Dramatic Irony: When the audience knows information that is concealed from certain characters. Pathetic Fallacy: The setting responds to or reflects the emotions or events of the human world. Solioquy: a character directly states their inner thoughts. Task: Find an example […]