The authoritative guide to teaching Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, The Folger Guide to Teaching Romeo and Juliet is an invaluable resource for teachers, students, and Shakespeare fans alike.
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a violent world, in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud.
In this death-filled setting, the movement from love at first sight to the lovers’ final union in death seems almost inevitable. And yet, this play set in an extraordinary world has become the quintessential story of young love. In part because of its exquisite language, it is easy to respond as if it were about all young lovers.
The Folger Guide to Teaching Romeo and Juliet includes: -An explanation of the Folger methodology for teaching Shakespeare -Scholarly essays from experts in the field -A five-week breakdown of digestible lesson plans -Resource links for a deeper dive into the world of Shakespeare
This guide is an essential part of any teacher’s toolkit.
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