The following fourteen-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Baz Luhrmann-directed 1996 romance drama "Romeo + Juliet" that is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. It can be used in an English or film studies classroom. The first page contains a list of cast and crew and a background and introduction on the film from Wikipedia. The second page is a page that allows viewers to jot and take down their own notes. Pages three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, and twelve contain comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume design, dialogue, editing, figurative devices, foreshadowing, inferences, irony, lighting, mise en scene, mood, motifs, movement, pacing, plot, point of view, props, set design, setting, sound, story, suspense, symbolism, and themes. The thirteenth page contains discussion questions on the work's acting, casting, characterization, conflict, costume design, plot, religious imagery, and setting. The fourteenth page has film adaptation questions that ask students to analyze what changes the filmmakers made from Shakespeare's play and to analyze their effect.
A multiple choice quiz that can be used as a summative assessment that pairs well with this packet, a formative assessment, will be available as a separate purchase soon.