Prologue of Romeo and Juliet: Translation in Modern English


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Where does a prologue appear in a play?

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1. Based on the prologue of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, where does the play take place?

2. Based on the prologue to Romeo and Juliet, what is the main conflict driving the action?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive and printable quiz and worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. You will be assessed on the prologue and various literary terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to test your knowledge of:

  • What a prologue is and where it can be found in a play
  • The play's setting
  • Contents of Romeo and Juliet's prologue
  • Clash that drives the plot

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - demonstrate that you can pull out the most vital information from the lesson on the prologue of Romeo and Juliet
  • Defining key concepts - show that you can correctly define important terms, like prologue
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the setting of Romeo and Juliet

Additional Learning

To learn more about the prologue of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, review the lesson, Prologue of Romeo and Juliet: Translation in Modern English. This lesson has the following goals:

  • Examine the prologue of Romeo and Juliet in detail
  • Discuss how the modern English version differs from Shakespeare's original
  • Explore what the prologue mentions about setting, characters, context and events