I use this project for my 8th grade advanced students in conjunction with our Romeo and Juliet unit. Before we begin reading Romeo and Juliet we collect some background information on Shakespeare, The Globe Theatre, and Verona, Italy. I give my students construction paper and leave the rest up to them, with a few guidelines. I first used this project last year and the results were very good. I saved many of the projects to share with this years students as models.