Shakespeare on screen: Romeo and Juliet

This assembly explores William Shakespeare's life and works, and how they'v
This assembly explores William Shakespeare's life and works, and how they'v




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Shakespeare Week
15 March - 21 March

This adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is subject to a legal action in the US by the two central actors regarding their treatment on set and lack of informed consent for certain scenes in the film. Given the nature of the allegations, we will monitor developments and take any action required.

William Shakespeare was writing stories long before the medium of film was even concieved, and yet his works continue to influence cinema some 400 years later. This new assembly explores the enduring legacy of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, looking at traditional adaptations like Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet, as well as more leftfield contemporary versions of his work, such as Baz Luhrmann'sRomeo + Juliet and animated variation Gnomeo and Juliet.

This resource consists of an assembly PowerPoint presentation, along with a .pdf of teachers' notes to complement the slides.

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