Full term course!
Read Romeo and Juliet, and watch the Baz Luhrman adaptation. The film is suitable for mature audiences, and the play has themes of love, violence and suicide. Please make sure you are aware of this before enrolling in the class.
Students are expected to participate in reading the play aloud, actively unpacking meaning and sharing their knowledge with others.
We will have the opportunity to see Akala live to discuss the connection between Shakespeare and hiphop.
Assessment will include preparation for external written exams on a studied text, a piece of formal writing and possibly close viewing of film. These assessment will be available in the second block of the course after we have understood and analysed the play.