Feuding Families

In this lesson, we will start to explore Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet. We will focus on the methods that Shakespeare uses to establish conflict right at the start of the play. This lesson covers references to violence and to suicide. If this is a sensitive topic to you, we recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting or doing the lesson with a trusted adult nearby.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.What is the definition of a 'Prologue'?

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Q2.Who performs the Prologue in Romeo and Juliet?

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Q3.What are the two central themes of Romeo and Juliet?

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Q4.Which of these key details is revealed to the audience in the Prologue?

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Q5.Which of these is a good explanation for why Shakespeare used a Prologue?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is the definition of a 'Prologue'?

1/5

Q2.Who performs the Prologue in Romeo and Juliet?

2/5

Q3.What are the two central themes of Romeo and Juliet?

3/5

Q4.Which of these key details is revealed to the audience in the Prologue?

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Q5.Which of these is a good explanation for why Shakespeare used a Prologue?

5/5

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet- Feuding Families

Now you have completed the lesson content for today, have a go at the following quiz which will assess your understanding of the content that we have covered together! Good luck!

Q1.What is the definition of Conflict?

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Q2.What does it mean to 'bite your thumb' according to the play?

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Q3.Which two characters seem to try to stop the conflict in Act 1?

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Q4.According to the stage directions, what are the servant characters holding when they enter the stage?

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Q5.Which of these methods does Shakespeare NOT use to establish conflict in this scene?

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet- Feuding Families

Now you have completed the lesson content for today, have a go at the following quiz which will assess your understanding of the content that we have covered together! Good luck!

Q1.What is the definition of Conflict?

1/5

Q2.What does it mean to 'bite your thumb' according to the play?

2/5

Q3.Which two characters seem to try to stop the conflict in Act 1?

3/5

Q4.According to the stage directions, what are the servant characters holding when they enter the stage?

4/5

Q5.Which of these methods does Shakespeare NOT use to establish conflict in this scene?

5/5

Lesson summary: Feuding Families

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