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The most important ideas in Romeo and Juliet

Jade Anouka has acted as Juliet at The Globe Theatre, London.
Watch her discuss the main themes in 'Romeo and Juliet'.

Actor Jade Anouka has taken the role of Juliet at The Globe Theatre, London.

In this video, Jade talks about some of the themes in Romeo and Juliet. Here are some of the things she mentions:

  • “the idea of falling in love for the first time”
  • “those first arguments you start having with your parents”
  • “the first times you start realising that you think something different to your mum and dad”
  • teenagers getting into trouble

Although we live in a very different world to that portrayed in Romeo and Juliet, do you think today’s teenagers can identify with these themes from the play? Are teenagers’ experiences and problems today the same as they were in Shakespeare’s time?

Share your ideas.

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