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DESCRIPTIONRomeo and juliet:. You and me babe, how about it?. Methinks thou dost maketh me study Shakespeare for naught!. For the Fashionista / o’s :. FOR THE AUTO AFICIONADO/A’S :. What do blue jeans, the little black dress, the Mustang, Porsche, McLaren F1, and the Ferrari have in common?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
For the Fashionista/os:
So, why do we study Romeo and Juliet. To understand that, lets think about fashion. For all the fashionistas/ or fashionistoswould you be able to understand fashion if you didnt understand, or know about, blue jeans or the little black dress? 3
FOR THE AUTO AFICIONADO/AS:
Think about something as commonplace as carssome of you may be into racing, some of you may just like fancy cars.
Can you understand racing or just cars in general without knowing about some of the famous and best types of cars? For example, the Ferrari, the Porsche, the McLaren, the Mustang? 4
What do blue jeans, the little black dress, the Mustang, Porsche, McLaren F1, and the Ferrari have in common? A. They come in all colors B. They are classics C. Ms. Booker owns one of each D. Nothing Extra Credit: What is the background drawing a depiction of? Ancient works are classical, not because they are old but because they are powerful, fresh and healthy. -- Goethe
OKso what is a classic? A classic expresses some artistic quality of life, truth, or beautyA classic stands the test of time A classic has universal appeal A classic makes connectionsand inspires connections
Goethe = Gu-tuh!!!! Said read quoteI like this because it highlights the way that I hope you feel about Romeo and Juliet when were done with our study. And that is, even though Romeo and Juliet is an ancient work, it is still powerful, fresh, and healthy. We can still get a lot out of the way these characters interact with each other, we can still laugh at some of their jokes, and we can still understand them even though so much time has passed.
R&J is definitely an artistic expression of life, truth and beauty because of Shakespeare's skill with words. He takes aspects of life and expresses them in a very artistic manner. Romeo and Juliet has certainly stood the test of timeit is over 400 years old and still being read, acted and enjoyedRomeo and Juliets classic appeal is in the story of star-crossed lovers, lovers who arent able to be together, also its themes of love and hate and loss appeal to most everyone. What I want you to understand best is that a classic makes connections to other classic worksart, literature, musicand classics also inspire connections as they are read. 8C-O-N-N-E-C-T-I-O-N-SRomeo and Juliet was first performed in approximately 1594417 years ago!! RAPANIME FILMTWEETS T.V.HAUTE COUTUREPOP/ROCKEven after 417 years, Romeo and Juliet still inspires people. This has continued since it was written until today. Here are some connections to our current culture that I found pretty interesting And I didnt even mention the Taylor Swift songor the Leonardo diCaprio movieTo me, its pretty powerful that Romeo and Juliet is still inspiring filmmakers, fashion designers, singers, and TV shows after all these years. This is a signal to me, and I hope it is to you, that it has something to teach us all 9William Shakespearea.k.a. The Great Stratford Bard, The Bard of Avon, or just The Bard
Born 1564, on approximately April 23rd in Stratford-upon-Avon, England .Died on April 23rd, 1616. He was 52.
Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbeareTo dig the dust enclosed here.Blessed be the man that spares these stones,And cursed be he that moves my bones.
Parents were John and Mary Arden.John was a tanner, glove maker, politician. Billy was the third of 7 children.
At age 18, married Anne Hathaway. They had three children, but nodescendants survived. Wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 5 other poems.
Credited by the Oxford English Dictionary with the introduction of over 3,000 words into the English Language.
His own vocabulary clocks in at over 17,000 words he used7,000 (more than are in the Bible) of them only once. Most famously associated with the Globe Theatre.
A lot of what we know about Shakespeare is conjecturewere just guessing because a lot of records have been destroyed or were never written down. Were not even sure what Shakespeare looked like, this is an interpretation of a sculpture and a drawing that were done after he died. There is also some controversy about whether or not Shakespeare actually wrote everything that is attributed to him. The new movie Anonymous deals with this a little bit. Most historians and academic types typically agree on these things: 11OK, so I couldnt do this presentation w/out including Leonardohes making an appearance afterallyou all probably already know the gist of Romeo and Juliettwo teenagers from families that hate each other, fall in love, get married behind their families backs and the situation ends in tragedy and death. Heres the movie poster from Baz Luhrmanns 1996 version. There are pages and pages of versions of Romeo and Juliet on Netflix, Luhrmanns is probably the last good one. There is a version available in just about every movie genre that you can think ofballet,horror, animal film, cartoon, punk-rock, hip hop, gay, lesbian (wouldnt tell this to 9th graders though). West Side Story is another famous interpretation of Shakespeares original Romeo and Juliet. 12Look forPunsAllusionsMetaphorPersonificationOxymoronParadoxesForeshadowingAs we study R&J, we will be looking for Shakespeares genius use of these literary devicesas you read the play, keep these terms in mind and remember that you will need to make notes of examples. 13PunsA pun is a humorous play on words.Mercutio: Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance.
Romeo: Not I, believe me. You have dancing shoes/ With nimblesoles: I have a soul of lead (Act 1 Scene 4) AllusionsAn allusion is a reference to a well known work of art, music, literature or history. At lovers perjuries, they say Jove laughs. (Act II, Scene 2)
Jove is another name for Jupiter, the Roman King of the Gods. MetaphorA metaphor is a direct comparison between two unlike things.Romeo: But soft! What light through yonder windowbreaks? / It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. (Act II Scene 2) PersonificationPersonification occurs when an inanimate object or concept is given human characteristics. Juliet: For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night / Whiter thannew snow on a ravens back. / Come, gentle night, come loving, black-browd night. (Act III Scene 2)
17OxymoronAn oxymoron describes when two juxtaposed words have opposing or very diverse meanings. Juliet: Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical!(Act III Scene 2)ParadoxA statement or situation with seemingly contradictoryor incompatible components. Juliet: O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face! (Act III Scene 2) ForeshadowingA reference to something that will happen later in the story. Juliet: Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars,And he will make the face of heaven so fineThat all the world will be in love with nightAnd pay no worship to the garish sun. (Act III Scene 2) Themes Light and Dark Time Fate These are the main themes of Romeo and Juliet that we will be exploring as we read the play. It goes without saying that the interaction between love and hate is also a major theme of the play. 21Light and DarkLook for references to light and dark:
Light words, such as torches, the sun, and adjectives that describe light (bright) Dark words such as night and gloom
TimeLook for references to time:
References to time words, such as hours References to the passage of time
FateLook for references to fate:
Instances where events are blamed on fate, destiny or the stars
You and me babe, how about it? So, I leave you with this. A great photo montage of Romeo and Juliet artwork to one of my absolutely favorite songs in the whole world. Now you get to hear what I meant at the beginning when I said, you and me, babe, how about it? 25