Well folks, it’s a new month, and that means a new play, and since August is also the beginning of the new school year, I’ve decided to make August’s Play of the Month—- Romeo and Juliet! Many of us study this play in school, a lot of us write papers, and some of us even perform in it, so I’m going to give you Romeo and Juliet commentary, artwork, analysis, and comedy ALL MONTH LONG! So to start, let me take this opportunity to help familiarize you with the plot.
Here’s a very kid-friendly summary of the play: http://www.kidzworld.com/article/4866-kidz-notes-romeo-and-juliet
Here are a few videos that sum up the story of the play:
1. Crash Course: Romeo and Juliet Summary presented by Paper Towns author, John Greene:
2. Shakespeare For Kids: Romeo and Juliet:
3. A retelling of Romeo and Juliet from my favorite children’s TV program: Wishbone!
4. Thug Notes: Romeo and Juliet (PG-13 Language ahead)
Remember, nearly everyone knows this story, and we don’t want to end up like these people: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121975740