Grade 8-Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xawp9co17Z4

We have just begun our unit on Romeo and Juliet and you should have finished reading Act 1, scene 1 for homework. Here’s the clip from the original 1968 film version. It’s a lot more exciting than just reading the stage directions “they fight”. Why do you think Shakespeare wanted to start off his play with a big fight?

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