Romeo & Juliet: Timeline and Plot

Act in R&JWhat happens:Act 1 – PrologueFind out the story in a condensed versionAct 1, Scene 1: Verona. A public place.Servants of the Montagues (Romeo) and Capulets (Juliet) start street brawl showing rivalry and tension between the families. We discover Romeo loves Rosalind.Act 1, Scene 2: A street.Paris asks Capulet if he can marry Juliet. [...]

If you liked Romeo & Juliet, try reading…

A selection of YA fiction and more challenging reads for those who enjoyed the timeless themes and plot within Shakespeare's play Romeo & Juliet.   Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor A beautiful fantasy that is hauntingly captivating. A blue-haired, tattoo-covered Art student in Prague with no (apparent) background tries to understand who [...]

Romeo & Juliet: Thematic Quotation Displays

Display material for major themes addressed in the play Romeo and Juliet grouping key scenes and quotations   Light and dark imagery: Love vs. hate: Nature: Destiny: Familial conflict:

King Lear: Homework Study Schedule

King Lear: Homework Study Schedule

King Lear: Homework study schedule The majority of reading materials will be contained in your critical pack; videos and podcasts available through your A-level playlist. Tick when completed and make sure you manage your workload – do not leave it all until the last minute.   Week 1: Read the background of the text in [...]

Embedding Vocabulary into the Curriculum: Romeo and Juliet

Embedding Vocabulary into the Curriculum: Romeo and Juliet

Words are everything. But how to embed them coherently into a whole unit of work? Vocabulary has been the focus of much discussion and how we apply this to our lesson planning is essential. We have a moral imperative to introduce our students to a wide array of vocabulary because in word poor environments if [...]

Othello: Corruption and Prejudice

Shakespeare’s presents the world in which Othello is set as ‘a world riddled with corruption and prejudice’ however, The society of 17th century Venice depicted a hierarchy that favored the white males, such as Cassio, in the play resulting in the suppression of Othello and the female characters in the play such as Desdemona and [...]

Race and Characterisation in Othello

  ‘Othello’ is a socio-critique of the flaws in Jacobean society and of the presentation of stereotypes based on race. Shakespeare presents race and the characterization of Othello through his marriage to Desdemona, how others treat him and his initially strong “reputation”. His reputability deteriorates as the play progresses leading to his downfall. Shakespeare exemplifies [...]

How is Race and Characterisation of Othello Presented?

How is Race and Characterisation of Othello Presented?

  The characterisation of Othello was presented through the dominant ideology of the predilection, prejudice and paragon image of race. The portrayal of the eponymous character in the play was stereotypically insinuated to be savage, violent and aggressive; however, was based on falsehood in order to expose Iago’s duplicitous character and ultimately Othello’s hamartia.   [...]