|In this lesson the students will watch a new adaptation of composer Charles François Gounod's opera ROMEO & JULIET, based on Shakespeare's 16th-century play. The opera, to be broadcast on GREAT PERFORMANCES in July, was filmed in and around the 13th-century royal castle of Zvíkov in the Czech Republic. The students will research the era when Shakespeare lived, write and respond to letters from the characters in ROMEO & JULIET, and write a script for an opera.|
1. Students will synthesize information from a variety of sources.
2. Students will express an understanding of the conflicts characters face in the opera.
3. Students will create an opera script to describe a problem.
GREAT PERFORMANCES' ROMEO & JULIET program
Text of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"
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Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process.
Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process.
Demonstrates competence in writing scripts.
Working with Others
Contributes to the overall effort of a group.