Review of Week 2

Doina, one of the educators, recorded a video this week and looked back at some interesting talking points from this week.

Below are links to the comments that Doina mentions.

Clare on the plot of Romeo and Juliet
Haingonirina on relationships between parents and children
Athanasia’s comparison of Romeo and Juliet and Ancient Greek Drama
Helen on the relevance of Shakespeare’s themes today
Richard’s short relevant summary of the play
Linda on not judging a play by today’s standards
Richard’s comment about Juliet’s age
Job Martin on the discussion he had with his students

If you’ve enjoyed this week and would like a little more on this topic you can watch this performance of Romeo and Juliet, as well as other plays by Shakespeare. You might also like this video which focuses on historic, social, and cultural aspects related to Romeo and Juliet that you might not be familiar with. This article examines the issue of age in the play.

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Coming up in Week 3

Next week we’ll look at another of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Macbeth. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 3.

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Exploring English: Shakespeare

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