To start my new blog I am posting my Community Shakespeare assignments.
The first assignment is to comments on the first line of Romeo and Juliet...Two households, both alike in dignity. These words set the stage for the whole play. Two household so alike, they lived in the same town, spoke the same language, of the same social standing and the same religion.But these two families hated each other.
For assignment two I studied the Act 2 Scene 2 the first balcony scene. A wonderful scene between Romeo and Juliet where they declare their undying love. After reading this and again reading it in the context of their ages it makes more sense. At that young of age everything is life and death,especially matters of love. This would have been greatly heightened by the fact that their love really was life and death.