Film Criticism: Comparative Viewing
Kind of Activity:
Common Core Standards:
Ask how many students had heard of Romeo and Juliet before they began reading it in class. It's likely that many of them will have; talk about the story's enduring truths and the way different people may have experienced it in different times.
Go on to explain that many filmmakers, in different time periods, have adapted Romeo and Juliet. You'll be viewing excerpts from three films, made in 1968, 1996, and 2013, and discussing in small groups the differences between them.
Show students the balcony scene, Mercutio's...
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 741 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4438 literature essays, 1449 sample college application essays, 183 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.