This resource is designed to be a comprehensive viewing guide for the 1968 Franco Zeffirelli adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. There are two primary ways to use this packet:
As a viewing guide for students who have not read the play before watching the film.
As a thorough review packet for students who are watching the film in addition to reading the play.
There are two student handouts, one for the first part of the film (before intermission), and one for the second. Each contains basic comprehension questions and more analytical questions. The analytical questions are found in the boxes. I recommend pausing the movie at these points to discuss the film with your students.
After each student handout you will find the corresponding teaching guide. These reference tools tell you exactly when in the movie you should press pause to better explain what’s going on.
On the teaching guides, notes written in blue represent instructional notes about where to pause the film and what topics might be suitable for discussion. Anything written in red is an answer.