Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet:

A Multimedia Version

In response to the play, ninth graders and teaching interns constructed various multimedia texts to push the experience of the characters beyond the play into everyday life. Small groups of students, each with one intern, enacted six key scenes in the play, photographed moments, and set the event to new music. The manipulated excerpts from a film version by adding new sound tracks. Significant quotes and events were juxtaposed with music. All of this was tied into the exploration of ten themes:

Kisses

Feuding

Suicide

Love at first sight

Love

Despair

Balcony

Parent/child relationship

Fate

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