Romeo and JulietWilliam Shakespeare

Performance Outcomes and Deliverables

Students analyze the play scene by scene while role playing and dramatizing selected sections. They focus on Shakespeare’s imagery and figurative language. They use graphic organizers to analyze characters and themes. They use the Internet for research. Composition activities include journalistic writing. Students critically view a film adaptation of the play.

Supplementary materials include writing topics, culminating activities, and a quiz and objective test with answer keys.

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Literary Form

British Drama

21st-Century Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Critical thinking
  • Social and cross-cultural skills
  • Leadership and responsibility


Set in fourteenth-century Verona, Romeo and Juliet is a romantic tragedy. It is one of Shakespeare’s most popular and well-known plays. Major themes of the play emphasize relationships of fate and free will, the dangers of haste, and complications caused by long-standing animosity.