ROMEO AND JULIET:  DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE

ENGLISH I:  – Mrs. Pecora

A dialogue is a conversation between characters.  Playwrights communicate a character’s thoughts and feelings to the audience through the words he speaks.  As a result, an actor must carefully analyze the lines and determine how he will deliver them to accurately convey the intended feelings.  Through voice inflection, body language and dramatic pauses, an actor can communicate powerful emotions.

OBJECTIVES: 
To orally present an important speech from Romeo and Juliet to learn the intricacies of preparing a role for performance; To intensely analyze a dialogue for deeper meaning and comprehension.

ASSIGNMENT:
With a partner, choose a dialogue between two characters from Romeo and Juliet to present to your classmates.  Put yourself in the position of actress.  Consider the following as you and your partner prepare your roles:

You must memorize your lines, but you may glance at index cards during your performance if you forget a line.  Use props or costumes to enhance your performance.

CRITERIA:

DUE:
Presentations will begin March 24, 2011.  A performance schedule will be issued.