Romeo and Juliet reloaded

The greatest love story ever told


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Romeo and Juliet quiz

Starter quiz:

1. Act 1, Scene 1: what caused the fight and what did the Prince threaten if someone started a fight again? Why is Romeo so troubled? How does Benvolio promise to help him?

2. Act 1, Scene 2: Why won’t Capulet let Paris marry his daughter?

3. Act 1, Scene 3: What does Lady Capulet tell Juliet? What does the Nurse joke about?

4. Act 1, Scene 4: What do we learn about Mercutio in this scene? What premonition does Romeo have?

5. Act 1, Scene 5: Why do Romeo and Juliet fall in love? Why is Tybalt so angry?

6. Act 2, Scene 1: How is Mercutio so rude in this scene?

7. Act 2, Scene 2: What happens on Juliet’s balcony? What do the two lovers promise to do?

8. Act 2, Scene 3: Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? Why is he shocked?

9. Act 2, Scene 4: How is Mercutio so rude to the Nurse? What does Romeo tell the Nurse?

10. Act 2, Scene 5: What happens at the end of this act?

11. Act 3, Scene 1 Who dies in this scene and why?

12. Act 3, Scene 2 Why is the Nurse so upset?

13. Act 3, Scene 3 How does Friar Lawrence help Romeo and Juliet?

14. Act 3, Scene 4 Why does Capulet speed up the marriage?

15. Act 3, Scene 5 Who Juliet forced to marry and why?

16. Act 4, Scene 1 What plan does Friar Lawrence have to save Juliet?

17. Act 4, Scene 4 What fears does Juliet have of taking the potion?

18. Act 4, Scene 5 Why is everyone so sad?

19. Act 5, Scene 1 Why does Romeo buy poison?

20. Act 5, Scene 2 What happens to Friar John and why is this a terrible thing to happen?

21. Act 5, Scene 3 Who dies in this scene and why? Why do the families become friends? 

Now have a go at the Spark Notes quiz here and report your score to Mr Gilbert.


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Act 2: Romeo and Juliet, learning about LOVE!

Learning Objectives: to learn how and why Shakespeare presents the theme of love in this Act; to learn how he creates suspense and humour.

Starter: what has happened before this scene?

In groups, read the Modernised version of Act 2. At the end of each scene, write some notes on these things:

  • The moments when love is revealed between the characters
  • What you think of the characters who are in love.
  • Write some questions to ask about the scene which are OPEN: eg why is this character acting like this?
  • Find interesting quotes from the original and modernised version and analyse their effect.

Keep your notes, your coursework is on the balcony scene!

These are some different version of the most famous scene in theatre, the Balcony scene:


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Act 2: What happens in this act?

Learning objectives: to improve your knowledge of the play; to develop your knowledge of Shakespeare’s narrative, his characterisations and linguistic techniques.

Act 2, Scene 1

Act 2, Scene 2

Act 2, Scene 3

Act 2, Scene 4


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The BBC Production of Romeo and Juliet with captions

What do you think of this interpretation of the play?

Act 1, Scene 1

Act 1, Scene 2

Act 1, Scene 3

Act 1, Scene 4

Act 1, Scene 5

Act 2, Scene 1

Act 2, Scene 2

Act 2, Scene 3

Act 2, Scene 4

Act 3, Scene 1

Act 3, Scene 2

Act 3, Scene 3

Act 3, Scene 4

Act 3, Scene 5

Act 4, Scene 1