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The World of Shakespeare
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Useful links
A great general source of online material about the bard from Stratford is Mr William Shakespeare and the Internet . Professor Massi's Shakespeare Classroom has study questions over "Romeo and Juliet".

On a lighter note, take a look at this  short bio of William Shakespeare or a fun "tabloid newspaper", the "Elizabethan Times", with stories like "Juliet disses Romeo" and "Shakespeare - a rip-off artist"; or go here for heaps of amusing Shakespeare sites, such as The Personalized Shakespearean Insult Service

Read about Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" from 1968 and Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo and Juliet" from 1996 (a promotional piece for the movie).

For those of you not yet lucky enough to have had a chance to visit Shakespeare's Globe in London, here is a nice site with lots of pictures of the reconstruction process and other interesting information.

If the urge to reread the play should come over you after you have returned the paperback copies to school, you can find the whole play online.

Hollywood Online has some useful material, among other things a review of the 1996 R+J movie Here's another review, and a more technical discussion of the cinematography of Luhrmann's movie.

Before you start writing your own essays, take a look at this page about thesis paragraphs, using "Romeo+Juliet" as an example or, from the same professor, general tips on how to write an essay. (This is intended for students at the University of California, Irvine, but there may still besome useful hints for you).

Yahoo has a directory of websites devoted to R+J, many of them created by teenagers who took an interest in the play after seeing the 1996 movie.