Romeo and Juliet Test Practice

Romeo- emotional, goes for what he wants, intelligent, sensitive, serious- he is the main character and loves Juliet
Juliet- confident, caring, loving, emotional, obedient- other main character, lover of Romeo
Lord Montague- wealthy, enemy of Capulet- Romeo’s father
Lady Montague- wealthy, enemy of Capulet- Romeo’s mom
Lord Capulet- wealthy, angry, caring, cares alot about Juliet, commanding, serious- Juliet’s dad
Lady Capulet- wealthy, kind, emotional- not very close with Juliet, Juliet’s mom
Benvolio- smart- Romeo’s best friend and cousin
Paris- wealthy, handsome, old (older than Juliet), desperate, kind of looked up to- loves Juliet and wants to marry her
Prince- wealthy, ruler of Verona, gets very angry- related to the Capulets but doesn’t pick sides
Tybalt- furious, angry, cares about Juliet, up for a fight- Juliet’s cousin
Mercutio- brave, jokester, funny personality, not afraid to die- Romeo’s good friend
Nurse- loud, crazy, insane- Juliet’s caretaker
Friar Lawrence- wants peace, kindhearted- marries Romeo and Juliet, gives poison to Juliet. He is like the priest
Balthazar- honest, reliable, feels pain for Romeo- Romeo’s servant who told him that he saw Juliet dead being carried to the Capulet tomb
Peter- loyal servant- Capulet
Friar John- forgetful, doddles- friend of Friar Lawrence
Baz Luhrmann- the director of the Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio
Franco Zeffirelli- producer of the old version of the movie Romeo and Juliet
Groundlings- people who payed 1 cent to stand in the yard of a Shakespearean theatre
William Shakespeare- crazy imagination, creative, likes death scenes- the man who wrote the play Romeo and Juliet
Verona- -Tybalt fights with Romeo and Mercutio-servants first fight-they both die-the party -they get married (friar’s cell)
Mantua- place where Romeo had to go when he was banished- Balthazar tells Romeo Juliets dead.
Balcony- the balcony scene where Romeo asks her to marry him- outside Juliet’s room- they discuss love
Capulet’s House- beginning party, discussions with father, mother, servants, nurse
Juliet’s room- where she “dies”, conversations with nurse, mother, where she dresses
The Friar’s cell- they get married, discussions with Romeo, Juliet and the Nurse
Capulet tomb- where Juliet is laid when fakes death, where Romeo kills himself and kisses Juliet, where Juliet kills herself with Romeo’s dagger after seeing Romeo dead, where Paris dies
Globe theatre- where Shakespeare’s plays were performed
“star crossed”- doomed, two lovers that go against fate
sonnet form- the Shakespearean or English Sonnet (a structured 14 line poem form with 3 quatrains and 1 couplet
iambic pentameter- 5 iambs (unstressed- stressed syllables -10 syllable per line and 140 per sonnet
Quatrain- poem that has 4 lines with 10 syllables each
Couplet- poem that has 2 lines with 10 syllables each (rhymed lines)
Stranza- like a “paragraph” in a poem
Friar’s plan for Romeo and Juliet- Juliet will drink the potion and fake her death so she doesn’t have the marry Paris the next day so she can be with Romeo. She will be “dead” for 42 hours until Romeo would get to her and they could live a happy life together. Friar John, Friar Lawrence’s friend, will take a letter to Romeo explaining all of this so they can love happily ever after.
Shakespeare’s Bio- -there were about 37 plays in all-plays usually had young lovers-around 2000-3000 people attended his plays at “the theatre” -he died on his bday
Globe Theatre Vocab- -Tiring house- to dress- the dressing room-Apron Stage- the main stage (rectangular platform)-Yard- base of the stage- cost is a penny- people stand -Trap Door- performers entrance- under stage- can pop up
Shakespearean language- thou art- you are alas- stillhither- herethither- there kinsman- fellow people/friendspox- plague star crossed- ill fated vile- evilpray thee-ask of youscathe you- harm you beseech- beg by and by- at once wherefore- why/where morrow- dayere- before nay- no aye- yes oft- often chide me not- do not be mad at me grievance- injusticeprofaners- disrespectful people anon- until laterwilt not- will not hath- hasdoth- does

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