Virtual Reading Discussion Group

Join in our Virtual Reading Discussion Group on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

There we will be discussing issues that include the following:
  • Should students in American high schools be required to watch and/or read Romeo and Juliet?
  • Is Romeo and Juliet a natural and important play for adolescents and young adults to see, read, and perform?
  • Why doesn't Maria die at the end of West Side Story like Juliet does at the end of Romeo and Juliet? 
  • How would you explain tragedy in literature to adolescent students encountering it for the first time in Romeo and Juliet and do so in a way that would convert their frustration with what seems to them to be the completely avoidable deaths of Romeo and Juliet into understanding tragedy in literature?

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