English Literature / Drama GCSE: Romeo and Juliet - Act 3, Scene 5 - Juliet is abandoned (workshop)
The actors look at how Juliet becomes increasingly isolated, from her mother, her father, and finally her nurse.
This short film is from the BBC series, Shakespeare Unlocked.
This short film could be used as a starting point to explore conflict within a group.
Set out a group of individual characters and a situation that they disagree on.
Students should improvise what side of the argument their character would take based on their personal opinion or experience of the issue.
Move on from this by establishing connections between the characters (such as husband and wife, siblings, parent and child).
Students should consider how loyalties and allegiances might alter their character’s behaviour.
This short film is suitable for teaching GCSE English literature and drama in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/ 5 in Scotland.