Friday, July 9, 2010

Love Story

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life. . . .

(this picture is from the 1968 movie)

This week, students worked on Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous love stories in the English language.

We read the Prologue together, and watched three different film versions of the Prologue.

Then we watched and compared clips from those movies.

Here are the movies:

(this picture is from the 1997 movie)

Romeo and Juliet 1968 (starring Olivia Hussey as Juliet)

Romeo and Juliet 1996 (starring Leo DiCaprio as Romeo and Claire Danes as Juliet)

West Side Story 1961 (musical version set in 1950s New York)

Shakespeare in Love 1998 (about William Shakespeare writing "Romeo and Juliet")

(this picture is from West Side Story)

Want to read the Prologue again? Look at the next blog post!

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