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Romeo and Juliet: Overview

Year 9 English : Language [VCELA] Literature [VCELT] Literacy [VCELY]

Source: The reconciliation of the Montagues and the Capulets over the dead bodies of Romeo and Juliet (Leighton, 1855)

Level 1 resource"The characters of Romeo and Juliet have been depicted in literature, music, dance, and theatre. The appeal of the young hero and heroine — whose families, the Montagues and the Capulets, respectively, are implacable enemies — is such that they have become, in the popular imagination, the representative type of star-crossed lovers." (Britannica, n.d.)
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Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

General Capabilities

Enduring Understandings

Shakespeare is still studied due to the universal nature of his central concerns.

Essential Questions

Why is Shakespeare still relevant today? How can we adapt his work for our time?

Romeo and Juliet | Overview: Keywords

Level 1Keywords
Click on the terms to access a simple definition from Lexico, the online Oxford Dictionary.

Apothecary, Banish, DuelFeud, Kinsmen, Lammas, MorrowStar-crossed, Tragedy

Romeo and Juliet | Overview: Study Guides

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Romeo and Juliet | Overview: Online resources

Level 2 resourceWeb sites

Romeo and Juliet | Overview: Easy Reads

Level 1 resourceTo view the eBooks off campus follow the link. If prompted, sign in with your School mConnect user name and password.

Romeo and Juliet | Overview: Audiobooks

Level 1Audio booksDon't forget to use your OverDrive Sora app to download and listen to these audiobooks offline. See the Kerferd Library Sora help page for details. These Sora audio books can be reserved by teachers for book assignments.

Romeo and Juliet | Overview: Curriculum Alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum AlignmentThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Australian and / or Victorian curriculum outcomes.

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