Romeo, Juliet, and the Suicide Discussion

Romeo & Juliet is often a teen's first introduction to Shakespeare. This is a logical decision given that the two protagonists are quintessential teens. It gives the students someone to relate to. However, in recent years we have become more aware of how portraying suicide within the media effects young people suffering from depression. The … Continue reading Romeo, Juliet, and the Suicide Discussion

Scholar Out in the World: Romeo & Juliet Presented by Globe Actor

It's not often that we get the opportunity to see an actor from Shakespeare's Globe in London here in Cincinnati, Ohio, but we had that opportunity today. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company invited Scott Brooksbank from the Globe to present interactive retellings of Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth. I was fortunate enough to attend one of the … Continue reading Scholar Out in the World: Romeo & Juliet Presented by Globe Actor

Romeo & Juliet Part 3

Act IV, Scene 1 Paris sets up his wedding plans with Friar Laurence. The Friar is hesitant to move forward (with obvious reasons) asks about what Juliet thinks. Paris isn't worried about that. She definitely loves him, she's just too wound up in her own grief...over her cousin...who died yesterday. Silly girls. Juliet comes in … Continue reading Romeo & Juliet Part 3

Romeo & Juliet Part 2

Act III, Scene 1 Benvolio asks Mercutio if they can go home so they can avoid a fight with the Capulets. Mercutio scoffs at this request because Benvolio seems nervous about a fight and yet is always so willing to fight. The point is quickly made moot because the Capulets are on their way over. … Continue reading Romeo & Juliet Part 2

Romeo and Juliet Part 1

And now we dive into one of Shakespeare's lesser known plays... Prologue There are two families in Verona, where we lay our scene, that have been feuding for YEARS. But, two of the kids are about to fall in love and with their death end the conflict. That is what you are about to watch … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet Part 1