Explore the British Library’s greatest literary treasures from the Romantic and Victorian periods. This site contains articles and videos with insights by 60 experts, 25 documentary films and teachers’ notes.
This resource pack explores the first meeting of Romeo and Juliet. The notion of "love at first sight" is discussed; the scene is set in context and students move on to looking in detail at the religious imagery used by Romeo and Juliet in Act 1, Scene 5. The sonnet form is then introduced. Students...
This interactive version of Romeo and Juliet can help students read and understand the play. There are numerous links in every act that explain Shakespearean words and provide pictures and videos to help you get a visual of what is happening.
Students use art and poetry to explore major historical, societal, and literary characteristics of the Romantic period. They will deepen their understanding of Romanticism through an evaluation of Wordsworth's definition of poetry. The lesson plan includes featured resources, printouts, etc.
These two videos explore the very beginnings of the literary and movie genre we now consider "romantic comedy" with clips from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The videos focus on the relationships between Benedick/Beatrice and Hero/Claudio.