Good assignment to learn the dialogue of drama, as well as how to interpret it in a new way!
You will receive the assignment handout and rubric.
Students will choose a character from R&J, then write a monologue or soliloquy in a creative way, then they will write a justification including why they selected this character with a brief discussion of the character, what has happened in the play at that point, why this person appeals to him/her, and what he/she hopes to learn by studying this piece.
Common Core Standards included.
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