|Subject Area||M/J Theatre 2/3|
|Grade Level||7th and 8th grade|
|Week #||Quarter 4: Digital lessons: April 6-15|
|Unit of Instruction||Shakespeare--getting more comfortable!|
Big Idea: (TH.68.H) HISTORICAL AND GLOBAL CONNECTIONS; Enduring Understanding 1 (TH.68.H.1) Through studying the arts, we learn and honor others and the world in which they live(d). (TH.68.H.1.3) Identify significant contributions of playwrights, actors and designers and describe their dramatic heritage. AND (TH.68.H.1.5) Describe ones own personal responses to a theatrical work and show respect for the responses of others.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will become more comfortable with Shakespeare’s language by immersing themselves in several projects.
Students will translate Shakespearean text to their own modern way of speaking.
Students will create an artistic performance or craft based on a Shakespearean Sonnet.
Lesson 1: Reflection on Shakespeare Video/Scene
Student will watch the videos posted below. There are three videos with most of the entire balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. One video is only of Romeo’s monologue. Watch the videos. Write a reflection on the videos comparing and contrasting acting styles and directing choices. Use the questions as guides. Reflection should be one page in length. Due Wednesday, April 15
Questions for Video Reflection:
If you do not have access to internet and cannot watch the videos, read the balcony scene provided below. Answer the questions provided to reflect on the scene. Reflection should be one page in length. Due Wed., April 15
Questions if you are unable to watch the videos:
Lesson 2: Shakespearean Sonnets
Choose a Shakespearean Sonnet. Either one listed below or one of your own choosing. Create a visual representation of the sonnet by drawing, collage, sculpture with found objects, photography, or what your imagination leads you to. This is not something to spend money on buying supplies, but rather using your creativity to illustrate the Sonnet from items you have at home. OR if you would prefer to perform….Perform your sonnet and video it. Remember to use blocking, expression in your voice and facial expressions to bring the sonnet to life. Send a picture of your illustration to Mrs. Stewart OR a video of yourself performing your sonnet. Due Wed., April 15
Shakespeare’s Complete Sonnet 18
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Shakespeare’s Complete Sonnet 116
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Shakespeare’s Complete Sonnet 130
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Lesson 3: Translate Shakespeare to your own words
Using Either the Romeo or the Juliet monologues below, Translate Shakespeare’s words into your own modern language. Make sure to keep the same length and not miss any lines that the character speaks. Use the video scenes we have watched to assist you if needed. Due Wed., April 15
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
Students can email reflections, translations and pictures of art work or video of performance to firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Due dates are suggestions. Not firm. Do the best you can and as always I will accept late submissions. Stay well and have fun with Shakespeare!
Romeo: (monologue at balcony)
Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene: (Short version–no kissing)
Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene: (WARNING–kissing included!)
Extra Version of balcony scene: (Some Kissing involved):
JULIET Ay me!
ROMEO She speaks:
JULIETO Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
ROMEO [Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?
JULIET ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
ROMEO I take thee at thy word:
JULIET What man art thou that thus bescreen’d in night
ROMEO By a name
JULIET My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words
ROMEO Neither, fair saint, if either thee dislike.
JULIET How camest thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?
ROMEO With love’s light wings did I o’er-perch these walls;
JULIET If they do see thee, they will murder thee.
ROMEO Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye
JULIET I would not for the world they saw thee here.
ROMEO I have night’s cloak to hide me from their sight;
JULIET By whose direction found’st thou out this place?
ROMEO By love, who first did prompt me to inquire;
JULIET Thou know’st the mask of night is on my face,
ROMEO Lady, by yonder blessed moon I swear
JULIET O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,
ROMEO What shall I swear by?
JULIET Do not swear at all;
ROMEO If my heart’s dear love–
JULIET Well, do not swear: although I joy in thee,
ROMEO O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?
JULIET What satisfaction canst thou have to-night?
ROMEO The exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine.
JULIET I gave thee mine before thou didst request it:
ROMEO Wouldst thou withdraw it? for what purpose, love?
JULIET But to be frank, and give it thee again.
I hear some noise within; dear love, adieu!
JULIET I come, anon.–But if thou mean’st not well,
JULIET By and by, I come:–
ROMEO So thrive my soul–
JULIET A thousand times good night!
Re-enter JULIET, above
ROMEO It is my soul that calls upon my name:
ROMEO My dear?
JULIET At what o’clock to-morrow
ROMEO At the hour of nine.
JULIET I will not fail: ’tis twenty years till then.
ROMEO Let me stand here till thou remember it.
JULIET I shall forget, to have thee still stand there,
ROMEO And I’ll still stay, to have thee still forget,
JULIET ‘Tis almost morning; I would have thee gone:
ROMEO I would I were thy bird.
JULIET Sweet, so would I: