Literary Analysis: Romeo & Juliet
Susanne Barrett (MA in English and former university instructor) will be teaching Literary Analysis: Romeo & Juliet starting Monday, May 19 through Friday, June 13!
In this course (intended for high school students), Susanne will lead the class by reviewing:
- The pertinent facts about Shakespeare and his times
- The Elizabethan theater scene
- The background and sources of Romeo and Juliet
Then the class will read and discuss Romeo and Juliet act by act and scene by scene.
- The elements of plot
- Motifs and themes
- Use of language
The class with close with a formal essay on one of several possible topics.
Painting “At the Cell of Friar Laurence” by Arthur Rackham