· You may work individually
or with a partner. Working with a partner will raise expectations. I will
expect much more from people who work with a partner. (It should be twice as
good.) Both partners will receive identical grades. Choose your partner
CAREFULLY and WISELY.
may write a report (1000/2000 words).
· In lieu of a report you
may create a presentation using the following formats: Power Point, Web Page,
Interactive Text. Movies)
· You may suggest an
alternative project – Check with Dr. Gen.
· Grade yourself. Be
honest; use letter grades (Your evaluation will not necessarily reflect your
final project grade, although if you are honest it will.)
Project – Choose ONE.
1. Write an analysis of the role of the Nurse
and Friar Lawrence. Explain their importance to the play and why their roles
are important to the play.
2. Research the similar Romeo and Juliet events
in history. For example, during the conflict of Bosnia
there was an account of two teens from opposite sides who fell in love and also
experienced tragic love.
3. Research the Globe Theatre
and the production of plays.
4. Research Greek Tragedy
and report on the structure of these plays.
5. Is Shakespeare the
author of the plays? Explain the controversy
6. Research the life of
7. Contact and correspond
with someone at Shakespeare’s home Stratford on Avon and find materials
interesting for the class.
8. There has been a
suggestion that the tale of Romeo and Juliet originated in China and came to
Europe through the Italian Renaissance. Investigate this suggestion.
9. Memorize and perform a
soliloquy or work with a partner or partners and act out a scene.
10. Is suicide a
legitimate option for people to take?
11. Other: please make a
suggestion to Mr. Gen.
This project will be worth