Tuesday, June 3, 2014 • Bell work: – Turn in Socratic Seminar rubric with seminar reflection attached – Get journal – Announcement: all late work due Friday, June 6th! D and F calls go out tomorrow! • Romeo & Juliet – Getting to know Shakespeare – Background video (if absent please watch this video) – Perfect Mate worksheet • HW: – R&J finish “Perfect Mate” worksheet – due tomorrow, 6/4 Journal: Romeo and Juliet • What do you know about Shakespeare? • What comes to mind when you hear “Romeo and Juliet”? Well-known Facts about Will • Great writer of England • Plays translated into all languages, musicals, ballets • Born Stratford-upon-Avon • Well-to-do, affluent while alive • Most quoted, other than the Bible Lesser-known Facts • Teen father: married pregnant 26 year old Anne Hathaway when he was 18 • Deadbeat dad: Left wife and children for London stage career • Father of twins • Elizabethan rapper: uses rhythm and rhyme • “Plagiarism” ? The Competition • • • • • • • Bear-baiting Races Gambling Music Drinking/socializing Prostitution Public executions Conditions in London-BAD! • Thames River polluted with raw sewage • Trees used up for fuel • Poverty Personal hygiene/health • • • • • • Bathing considered dangerous Body odor strong Childhood diseases Children often died before 5 years Small Pox Bubonic Plague Living Conditions • No running water • Chamber Pots • Open Sewers • Crowded Clothes • One set used all year long, rarely washed • Underclothing slept in, infrequently changed • Clothes handed down from rich to poor Theater in London • Performed in courtyards of inns • The Theater-first public theater-1576 • Daytime/open air • Limited set design • Relied on music, sound, costumes, props and great description The Globe • • • • Built in 1599 Across the Thames- “Wrong side of town” King’s Players - Shakespeare’s company Penny admission Actors • All men • Female parts played by young boys • No actual kissing or hugging on stage The groundling • Poor audience member • Stood around stage in “the pit” • Women not allowed (had to dress up as men to attend) • Threw rotten vegetables at bad performances “Romeo and Juliet” • • • • Tragedy Written in 1595 Set in Verona, Italy Themes: parental control/rebellious teens; fate/freewill; impulsive behavior/self-control Play’s source • Borrowed from a poem by Brooke-1562 • Poem found in French translation by Brooke • Shakespeare gave story new life and beauty Queen Elizabeth • Bastard daughter of King Henry VIII • And Ann Boleyn (2nd of 6 wives) • Henry had Ann beheaded for “treason” • Younger sister of “Bloody Mary.” • “Virgin Queen”? • A tease and a player Her “loving” parents The Renaissance • 1500-1650 • “Rebirth” of arts, culture, science • Discovery of “New World” • Copernicus: Sun-centered Universe (1543) • King Henry VIII = renaissance man (ideal) • Reformation of Catholic Church R & J Crash Course Background • Watch the video and take notes in your journal – at least 5 new things you learned about Shakespeare, his writing style and structure, the Elizabethen time period, Romeo and Juliet, etc.! • Video (click here – if viewing from home you need to view the PPT as a slideshow to access) Wednesday, June 4, 2014 • Bell Work: – Get journals – Share “Perfect Mate” worksheet with a partner/turn-in – Extra Credit! Complete the R&J Intro to Shakespeare Crossword Puzzle – research at home if needed and turn in by Friday for extra credit! • Romeo and Juliet: – What is a sonnet? – Annotate R & J Prologue (tape into journal) – Begin reading Act I, scene I – keep track of characters and plot as we read in your journal entry! • HW: R & J Extra Credit crossword puzzle due Friday The Prologue – Sonnet: a poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure. • Annotate the prologue – highlight or underline important words or phrases and interpret them - make a guess! What is Shakespeare saying? What does the prologue reveal about the plot of Romeo and Juliet? • What is a possible reason that the Prologue reveals to the audience the outcome of the plot of the play before the play even begins? • What is the point of the last two lines of the Prologue? (i.e. What are these lines indicating to the audience?) • The Prologue - a sonnet! Thursday, June 5, 2014 • Bell Work: – Get journals – Extra Credit! Complete the R&J Intro to Shakespeare Crossword Puzzle – research at home if needed and turn in by Friday for extra credit! • Romeo and Juliet: – Discuss annotated R & J Prologue (tape into journal) – Begin reading Act I, scene I & II – keep track of characters and plot as we read in your journal – you may be quizzed later on this information! • HW: – R & J Extra Credit crossword puzzle due Friday – All work up until this point, late or otherwise is due tomorrow, Friday, June 6th unless you’ve met with me Friday, June 6, 2014 • Bell Work: – Get journals – Turn in Extra Credit R&J Intro to Shakespeare Crossword Puzzle – Turn in any other late work – due today by the end of the day – anything submitted to me online may be turned in up until 11:59 pm but you MUST email me so I know to look for it! • Romeo and Juliet: – Masks – Continue reading!– keep track of characters and plot as we read in your journal – you may be quizzed later on this information! • HW: – Bring in supplies for masks by next Tuesday…PLEASE! Glitter, feathers, sequins, glue, etc! Monday, June 9 – Wednesday June, 11 Mrs. Christensen here Be on your BEST behavior! • Bell Work: – Get journals & a copy of R & J – If you’ve checked out any books from me return them to Mrs. C! I need these to get rid of your fines! • Romeo and Juliet: – Continue reading!– keep track of characters and plot as we read in your journal – you WILL be quizzed later on this information! – Masks when we finish the play! • Mrs. Jensen thank you card (due Fri) – in class time TBD • HW: – Monday night HW: bring in supplies for masks by tomorrow, Tuesday…PLEASE! Glitter, feathers, sequins, glue, etc! You may hold on to your own supplies or contribute to the class “pot” – Wednesday night HW: Shakespearean Insults (due Friday) – Thursday night HW: Mrs. Jensen card due Friday, June 13th if not finished in class Reading, listening to, and viewing Romeo & Juliet • Read the Prologue: introduction to the play – emphasizes the power of fate • Read Act I: Opening Scenes/conflict – sets up circumstances of the play – Watch Zeffirelli Act 1, scene I – Read the rest of Act I • Read Act II, Scene ii: Juliet’s balcony – R & J profess their love – Watch Zeffirelli Act II, Scene ii – Read the rest of Act II • Read Act III, Scene i: Verona Square – Mercutio and Tybalt die; Prince banishes Romeo – Watch Zeffirelli Act III, Scene i – Read and discuss the rest of Act III • Watch Act IV and Act V – take notes in your journal on plot, characters etc! Be prepared for an open journal quiz on the play! Shakespeare’s Language & Insults • In his words…the insults! Take notes in your journal on Shakespeare’s language, why insults were used (humor, mood, character, etc.), and examples of insults heard in the video – in your own words. • Complete the Shakespeare Insult HW by following directions on the handout. Use Google/dictionary.com etc. to look up the words so you know what you are saying in your insult! Due Friday!