Activities

Romeo and Juliet (2010)
This free teachers' pack contains classroom activities based on Rupert Goold's 2010/11 production of Romeo and Juliet.
They have been designed with KS3 and KS4 students in mind, but can be adapted for other ages.
The activities are:
- Presenting the prologue, as a way into the play
- Designing the play
- Exploring how Romeo and Juliet meet through movement
Download teachers' pack (PDF 440KB) »


Romeo and Juliet (2008)
The activities in these free teachers' packs were created around Neil Bartlett's 2008 production of Romeo and Juliet.
They have been designed with KS3 and KS4 students in mind, but can be adapted for other ages.

The balcony scene
- The activities include:
- Exploring Romeo's soliloquy
- Playing As Ifs
- Exploring differences in language
- Repetition
- Character choices
Download teachers' pack (PDF 522KB) »

Shakespeare's language
The activities include:
- What the words tell us
- Using language as a weapon
- Exploring anthithesis
- What is iambic pentameter?
Download teachers' pack (PDF 246KB) »


Using images
Use these photo galleries to compare different RSC productions of Romeo and Juliet.
The 'How to...' document lists some topics these images can be used to explore and outlines suggested classroom activities.
The activities have been designed for KS3, KS4 and sixth-form students, but can be adapted for other ages.
How to use image galleries with your students (PDF 37KB) »
Production photo gallery (2008) »
Production photo gallery (2006) »
Production photo gallery (1989) »


There are many more activities on Romeo and Juliet, from introducing the play to more in-depth explorations of characters, relationships and themes, in the RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Teachers.

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