Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting - Romeo & Juliet Part I

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Thinking about using Romeo and Juliet with your honors or AP class? Consider showing this video as an introduction and overview to Shakespeare, Elizabethan theatre, and the play. The narrator's obvious scholarship, fast pace, and quirky asides are sure to engage viewers

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  • The video really is a crash course, packed with background information, commentary, and analysis
  • The narrator, by offering a variety of possible interpretations, encourages viewers to develop their own analysis backed up by specific evidence from the text
  • Viewers can use the provided link to respond to the video

  • Preview video to determine if the pace and asides are appropriate for your class
  • The captions contain commentary not included in the script