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Shakespeare and love

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This lesson is based around the balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. It looks at the themes and language that Shakespeare uses to describe love.

Topic: The balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet
Level: C2
Time:  90 minutes
  • To contextualise the balcony scene in Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet in order to increase students’ interest in and awareness of drama in general and Shakespeare in particular.
  • To practise both reading for gist and close reading.