“For never was a story of more woe;

Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

Overview

Truly one of the most significant works of literature ever written in any language, “Romeo and Juliet” is one of Shakespeare’s most influential and enduring plays. So, we’ll be diving into it full force. Shakespeare's command of the English language is part prose, part poetry, part music and part word-play. So, have fun with it. You'll be better for the experience. I promise.

Assignments

Here are the handouts for our “Romeo & Juliet” unit. If you have any questions, make sure you talk to Mr. DeMiero in class, PASS or at lunch.

  • R&J Checklist 2017
    • Here are the updated checklist requirements
      • Personal Academic Goal Statement
      • Check out and take care of your book
      • Read, listen to and view "Romeo & Juliet" taking notes (study guide)
      • Attend a live performance
      • Complete the family tree chart
      • Participate in a group performance
        • Complete the Character Analysis Chart for your character
        • Prepare, rehearse and perform your assigned scene
        • Submit a performance review/reflection (Google Doc)
      • View a film adaptation
      • Complete the "Romeo & Juliet" final project
      • Submit the "Romeo & Juliet" reflection survey (Google Form)
  • R&J Family Tree (E9H)
  • R&J Group Performance Expectations 2017
  • R&J Final 2017 (To be posted on Canvas)

Resources

Here are some great resources to help you dig deep into this wonderful play. By the way, if you find any that you think are helpful please post the link in the comments section below. Several of these links have come from student suggestions.

Audio: “Romeo & Juliet”

In order to help you better engage with the play, here are some audio files you may want to listen to here or on your iPod or similar device. They’re broken down into small files for you, too.

•  Prologue [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/01-Romeo-Juliet-The-Prologue-Chorus.mp3"]

Act One

• Act 1 Scene 1: A Street in Verona [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/03-Romeo-Juliet-Act-1_-Sc.-1_-Prince-Rebellious-Subjects-Enemies-To-Peace.mp3"]
• Act 1 Scene 1: (Prince) Rebellious Subjects [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/03-Romeo-Juliet-Act-1_-Sc.-1_-Prince-Rebellious-Subjects-Enemies-To-Peace.mp3"]
• Act 1 Scene 1: (Montague) Who set this ancient quarrel [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/04-Romeo-Juliet-Act-1_-Sc.-1_-Montague-Who-Set-This-Ancient-Quarrel-New-Abroach_.mp3"]
• Act 1 Scene 2: A Street [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/05-Romeo-Juliet-Act-1_-Sc.-2_-A-Street.mp3"]
• Act 1 Scene 3: A room in Capulet's villa [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/06-Romeo-Juliet-Act-1_-Sc.-3_-A-Room-In-Capulets-Mansion.mp3"]
• Act 1 Scene 3: (Nurse) Even or odd [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/07-Romeo-Juliet-Act-1_-Sc.-3_-Nurse-Even-Or-Odd-Of-All-The-Days.mp3"]
• Act 1 Scene 4: A street outside Capulet's [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/08-Romeo-Juliet-Act-1_-Sc.-4_-A-Street-Outside-Capulets-Mansion.mp3"]
• Act 1 Scene 4: (Mercutio) O then I see Queen Mab [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/09-Romeo-Juliet-Act-1_-Sc.-4_-Mercutio-O-Then-I-See-Queen-Mab-Hath-Been-With-You.mp3"]
• Act 1 Scene 5: The Great Hall in Capulet's villa [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/10-Romeo-Juliet-Act-1_-Sc.-5_-The-Great-Hall-In-Capulets-Mansion.mp3"]
• Act 1 Scene 5: (Capulet) Welcome, Gentlemen! [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/11-Romeo-Juliet-Act-1_-Sc.-5_-Capulet-Welcome-Gentleman-Ladies-That-Have-Their-Toes.mp3"]
• Act 1 Scene 5: (Romeo) If I profane with my [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/12-Romeo-Juliet-Act-1_-Sc.-5_-Romeo-If-I-Profane-With-My-Unworthiest-Hand.mp3"]

Act Two

• Act 2 Chorus [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/13-Romeo-Juliet-Act-2_-Chorus.mp3"]
• Act 2 Scene 1: Outside Capulet's villa [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/14-Romeo-Juliet-Act-2_-Sc.-1_-Outside-Capulets-Mansion.mp3"]
• Act 2 Scene 2: (Romeo) Outside Capulet's villa [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/15-Romeo-Juliet-Act-2_-Sc.-2_-Romeo-Outside-Capulets-Mansion.mp3"]
• Act 2 Scene 3: Outside Friar Lawrence's cell [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/16-Romeo-Juliet-Act-2_-Sc.-3_-Outside-Friar-Lawrences-Cell.mp3"]
• Act 2 Scene 4: A street in Verona [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/17-Romeo-Juliet-Act-2_-Sc.-4_-A-Street-In-Verona.mp3"]
• Act 2 Scene 4: (Nurse) I pray you sir [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/18-Romeo-Juliet-Act-2_-Sc.-4_-Nurse-I-Pray-You-Sir-What-Saucy-Merchant-Was-This....mp3"]
• Act 2 Scene 5: Capulet's villa [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/19-Romeo-Juliet-Act-2_-Sc.-5_-Capulets-Mansion.mp3"]
• Act 2 Scene 6: Friar Lawrence's cell [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/20-Romeo-Juliet-Act-2_-Sc.-6_-Friar-Lawrences-Cell.mp3"]


Act Three

• Act 3 Scene 1: Verona [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/21-Romeo-Juliet-Act-3_-Sc.-1_-Verona-A-Public-Place.mp3"]
• Act 3 Scene 1: (Prince) Where are the vile beginners… [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/22-Romeo-Juliet-Act-3_-Sc.-1_-Prince-Where-Are-The-Vile-Beginners-Of-This-Fray.mp3"]
• Act 3 Scene 2: Juliet's bedroom [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/23-Romeo-Juliet-Act-3_-Sc.-2_-Juliets-Bedroom.mp3"]
• Act 3 Scene 2: (Juliet) Shall I speak ill of him… [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/24-Romeo-Juliet-Act-3_-Sc.-2_-Juliet-Shall-I-Speak-Ill-Of-Him-That-Is-My-Husband.mp3"]
• Act 3 Scene 3: Friar Lawrence's cell [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/25-Romeo-Juliet-Act-3_-Sc.-3_-Friar-Lawrences-Cell.mp3"]
• Act 3 Scene 3: (Romeo) 'tis torture, and not mercy [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/26-Romeo-Juliet-Act-3_-Sc.-3_-Romeo-tis-Torture-Not-Mercy..mp3"]
• Act 3 Scene 3: (Friar Lawrence) Hold thy desperate hand! [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/27-Romeo-Juliet-Act-3_-Sc.-3_-Friar-Lawrence-Hold-Thy-Desperate-Hand.mp3"]
• Act 3 Scene 4: Capulet's villa [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/28-Romeo-Juliet-Act-3_-Sc.-4_-Capulets-Mansion.mp3"]
• Act 3 Scene 5: Juliet's bedroom [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/29-Romeo-Juliet-Act-3_-Sc.-5_-Juliets-Bedroom.mp3"]
• Act 3 Scene 5: (Lady Capulet) Ho, daughter, are you up? [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/30-Romeo-Juliet-Act-3_-Sc.-5_-Lady-Capulet-Ho-Daughter-Are-You-Up_.mp3"]
• Act 3 Scene 5: (Capulet) When the sun sets… [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/31-Romeo-Juliet-Act-3_-Sc.-5_-Capulet-When-The-Sun-Sets-The-Earth-Doth-Drizzle-Dew.mp3"]
• Act 3 Scene 5: (Juliet) O God! O Nurse… [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/32-Romeo-Juliet-Act-3_-Sc.-5_-Juliet-O-God-O-Nurse-How-Shall-This-Be-Prevented_.mp3"]

Act Four

• Act 4 Scene 1: Friar Lawrence's cell [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/33-Romeo-Juliet-Act-4_-Sc.-1_-Friar-Lawrences-Cell.mp3"]
• Act 4 Scene 1: (Friar Lawrence) Hold then, go home, be merry… [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/34-Romeo-Juliet-Act-4_-Sc.-1_-Friar-Lawrence-Hold-Then-Go-Home-Be-Merry-Give-Consent.mp3"]
• Act 4 Scene 2: Capulet's villa [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/35-Romeo-Juliet-Act-4_-Sc.-2_-Capulets-Mansion.mp3"]
• Act 4 Scene 3: Juliet's villa [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/36-Romeo-Juliet-Act-4_-Sc.-3_-Juliets-Mansion.mp3"]
• Act 4 Scene 4: A room in Capulet's villa [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/37-Romeo-Juliet-Act-4_-Sc.-4_-A-Room-In-Capulets-Mansion.mp3"]
• Act 4 Scene 5: Juliet's bedroom [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/38-Romeo-Juliet-Act-4_-Sc.-5_-Juliets-Bedroom.mp3"]
• Act 4 Scene 5: (Friar Lawrence) Come, is the bride ready… [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/39-Romeo-Juliet-Act-4_-Sc.-5_-Friar-Lawrence-Come-Is-The-Bride-Ready-To-Go-To-Church_.mp3"]

Act Five

• Act 5 Scene 1: A street in Mantua [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/40-Romeo-Juliet-Act-5_-Sc.-1_-A-Street-In-Mantua.mp3"]
• Act 5 Scene 1: (Apothecary) Who calls so loud [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/41-Romeo-Juliet-Act-5_-Sc.-1_-Apothecary-Who-Calls-So-Loud_.mp3"]
• Act 5 Scene 2: Friar Lawrence's cell [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/42-Romeo-Juliet-Act-5_-Sc.-2_-Friar-Lawrences-Cell.mp3"]
• Act 5 Scene 3: A churchyard outside the Capulet's tomb [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/43-Romeo-Juliet-Act-5_-Sc.-3_-A-Churchyard-Outside-The-Tomb-Of-The-Capulets.mp3"]
• Act 5 Scene 3: At the Capulet's tomb  [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/44-Romeo-Juliet-Act-5_-Sc.-3_-A-Churchyard-Outside-The-Tomb-Of-The-Capulets.mp3"]
• Act 5 Scene 3: (Romeo) How oft when men are… [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/45-Romeo-Juliet-Act-5_-Sc.-3_-Romeo-How-Oft-When-Men-Are-At-The-Point-Of-Death.mp3"]
• Act 5 Scene 3: (Friar Lawrence) Saint Francis be my speed! [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/46-Romeo-Juliet-Act-5_-Sc.-3_-Friar-Lawrence-Saint-Francis-Be-My-Speed-How-Oft-Tonight.mp3"]
• Act 5 Scene 3: (Prince) What misadventure is so early up [sc_embed_player_template1 fileurl="http://teachfreespeech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/47-Romeo-Juliet-Act-5_-Sc.-3_-Prince-What-Misadventure-Is-So-Early-Up-Act-5_-Sc.-3-Friar-Lawrence-I-Will-Be.mp3"]