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Teaching level
Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Historical contextShakespeare's Language
Resource type
Classroom resource
Shakespeare's Language of the Theatre JPG

Shakespeare wrote specifically for the theatre, so this activity looks at location, emotion, and action in an excerpt from Romeo and Juliet. Good to develop an understanding of writing for the specific context of an Elizabethan playhouse.

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