In Romeo and Juliet the Prologue Worksheet will help students learn to read from memory. This worksheet will also help students learn how to learn from their mistakes and make them responsible for their own learning.
The first scene of Romeo and Juliet is set in a stagecoach as the couple start off to meet the Archduke. They stop at a marsh and the bridegroom shows her the map of Italy and the names of the towns of Italy. When the Archduke asks her husband who has come to see them, she tells him that it is the King of Italy, instead of Juliet’s Prince Charming who is her lover.
As the groom and his bride walk down the road Juliet says to her husband, “We need not detain you” and hands him the map. In response Romeo states “and if we run into anyone here, we are very glad of it.” The next scene has Juliet falling in love with her Prince Charming as they pass a peasant’s hut. As they enter the hut Romeo tells her to be more careful in her dress as a lady of rank might look upon her as a threat to her husband.
When the couple arrives at the Palace of Othello, they find Queen Guinevere sitting alone on a chair and the King of Spain waiting for them. Queen Guinevere orders the marshal to give them audience but the king ignores this request and wishes to see the couple alone.
As Romeo and Juliet enter the palace Romeo throws his arms around Juliet and kisses her. As the couple hold each other against the curtain, the King interrupts them and asks what Juliet and Romeo are doing together. As the couple tries to leave the King makes them both his wife. The King then presents Juliet with a gold ring and Romeo with a golden cane.
Before Romeo and Juliet leave the King asks Romeo to leave a signet ring which he will keep for himself. He also orders Romeo to write a piece of music for him and return it by three o’clock in the morning. The King gives the couple some money for their journey home and tells them to get some rest. Juliet is too tired to play the music so the King tells her to go to bed and leave the couple alone.
As Juliet is returning home, she runs into one of the members of the court and asks him if she can borrow his horse for a day. As he accepts her horse, he asks her to marry him and give him another signet ring.
When Juliet returns to her room she finds her mother there. She tells her mother that she has been engaged to the King. Her mother immediately agrees and gives Juliet two gold pieces as a dowry. Juliet then goes to find Romeo and gives him the ring as promised.