Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

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Contextual Support Worksheet

Love and Marriage During Romeo and Juliet's Time

Overview

Shakespeare wrote in a time completely different from that in which students are living. This handout gives students important background information about the ideas of love, romance, and marriage in the Elizabethan era (1558-1603). Use this handout to spark discussion and debate in your classroom and allow students to express personal experiences related to the issues described.

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