Now that we have finished the play, we are going to drag Romeo and Juliet into the 21st century and give them Facebook accounts. Using the web page linked to here, we are going to split up into groups of two and adapt a scene from the play in the form of a Facebook conversation. Do not just take the dialog and plug it in: It needs to be changed into modern language, like what you and your friends use talking to each other on Facebook. The scene you pick should have at least two characters in it, and I recommend taking one that includes at least the two main characters. Each you will handle a different character. At the end, we are going to save our work and I am going to collect links so that I can put them all up on one webpage, and you guys are going to walk us through your scenes!
Romeo + Juliet, 1996 Dir. Baz Lurhmann