Learn more about the life and works of
Shakespeare at this wide-ranging Web site. Visit
Topics and Romeo and Juliet for
a list of essay questions about the famous play.
Use your own knowledge and information you gather
from this site to answer three of the questions.
Record your answers in the Web
Links Activity Log.
view a gallery of illustrations for Romeo and
Juliet, click The Plays and then Romeo
and Juliet. Imagine that you are a publicist
for a small theater company. Select one of the
paintngs to appear in an ad for your theaterís
upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet.
Write a headline for the image that grabs the
readerís attention. Then, write a brief summary
of the play, when it will appear, and who will
star in it.
This Web site provides information on the
Globe Theater of Shakespeare's day as well as
the new Globe Theater which opened to the public
in 1997, only 200 yards from its original site.
Click on Key Dates and Plays,
past and present for more information
about both the old Globe and the new, reconstructed
Globe Theater. How might attending one of these
plays enhance your understanding and appreciation
for Shakespeare's work? Write your thoughts in
the Web Links Activity
with the Bard
Billed as "your Shakespeare classroom on the
Internet," this site serves as a comprehensive
resource for both students and teachers. Sections
include play guides, homework help, and history
links. Imagine that you have been asked to evaluate
this site for a Web guidebook. Write a brief review
of "Surfing with the Bard."
famous Broadway play of 1957 is detailed on this
site. Read the description of this play. Would
the Capulets be Sharks or Jets? To help you figure
this out, make a chart listing the characters
in Romeo and Juliet and their corresponding
characters in West Side Story.