*Here is the resource you’ve been waiting for! Aids in careful lesson planning by timing each scene of the Romeo + Juliet movie directed by Baz Luhrman. and aligning it with each act from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
*Reinforce students’ comprehension of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet by showing scenes after students read them. After all, Shakespeare wrote his plays to be watched, not read.
*I watched the movie, pausing every few minutes to record the time, plot, Act and Scene of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Now, you can use this excellent teaching resource to reinforce teaching and increase student comprehension.
*The length of each scene is recorded for careful classroom planning. Want to show students just the prologue and the initial brawl between the Montagues and Capulets after introducing and starting to read the play? You’ll need exactly ten minutes.
*For those who are unfamiliar, Romeo + Juliet by Baz Luhrman is a modernized version of Shakespeare’s classic. It retains much of the original dialogue, but uses a modern setting, thus increasing appeal with many students.
*The movie is an excellent way to increase comprehension with students. When I teach using Romeo and Juliet, I have students read a portion of the play, and then we watch the same section of the movie, discussing the similarities and differences between the two.
*The following Romeo and Juliet Movie Guide follows each scene of the movie exactly. I have broken the entire movie into the five acts of the play, with minutes for each scene noted.
*Using the movie as a tool to increase student access to Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet couldn’t be easier with this resource to aid careful instruction and timing of each lesson.
From: Jacque Decker