Treading the Boards: Act I, Scene 1

This period we look at Romeo and Juliet as a play – examining the features of the text that are typical of what you’d expect from a play text – intended to be viewed rather than read. The attached presentation explores these features, provides a guide to annotation and contains an excerpt of a filmed interpretation to demonstrate how much of a play’s interpretation is left to the actors and director.

 Your homework is to complete your modernisation of the script ready for performance next English period.

The Script

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Author: Christopher Waugh

Secondary English teacher who, after 17 years, still can't imagine anything better than being in the classroom with my students. The lesson: always love what you do.

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