Shakespeare Unit Requirements
...read informational texts, view informational presentations, and take notes
on Shakespeare’s life, theater, and language.
...study Romeo and Juliet,
which will include reading the play in its entirety.
...complete a study packet on Romeo and Juliet.
...memorize and present to the class a passage
from Romeo and Juliet.
...take and pass periodic reading quizzes about the play.
...take and pass an objective final exam.
...write one Shakespearean sonnet in iambic
...complete one (1) of the following project options:
- Rewrite 2 scenes from Romeo and Juliet in modern English with a
modern setting. (Scenes need to retain their original meaning.)
- Make a storyboard or comic book that illustrates a scene (or scenes) from
Romeo and Juliet. (Do not attempt this project unless you are a very
- Watch West Side Story and write an essay comparing (and contrasting)
it with Romeo and Juliet.
- Make an artistic collage of well-known lines from Shakespeare’s plays.
(Include the names of the plays, the acts, and scenes from which the lines
- Make a program for a patron of the Globe Theater relating to the dramatis
personae of Romeo and Juliet. Include a synopsis of each role.
- Create a glossary of at least 25 words from Romeo and Juliet that
were completely new to you or were used in an unfamiliar way.
- Illustrate the features of sixteenth century Stratford-on-Avon by creating
a map for tourists. Be sure to note the sights that are “musts”
- Design, plan, and draw costumes for Juliet in five of the scenes in which
she appears. (The costumes should be appropriate for the content of the scenes.)
- Make a model of the Globe Theater.
- Make a sociogram illustrating the relationships among the characters in
- Find and write down ten places in Romeo and Juliet where the setting
is indicated by the language of the play, not by the scenery. (Include act
and scene numbers.)
- Write down and explain ten references to Greek or Roman mythology in Romeo
and Juliet. (Include act and scene numbers.)