Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Romeo and Juliet
We have been tackling this classic tragic love story for the last few weeks...thanks to Aunty Kandle in the US we have a modern version that is aimed at teenagers. It has reworked story in the front of the book and the original in the back. The language has lead to some interesting discussions here at the Zoo School.
Today we managed to get a hold of the Baz Luhrman movie Romeo and Juliet....how interesting to see the story of two fighting families transferred into todays world.
The whole idea of it being gangs at war has helped my teen fully understand the whole story.
And in typical Baz fashion....its over the top and gaudy but oh so good!