English Wider Reading Document - LOVE THROUGH THE AGES Kym Broughton Contents 1 P 2 Drama 1 P 3 Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare 1597 2 P 4 Othello

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LOVE THROUGH THE AGES Kym Broughton
Contents: 1. P. 2 - Drama : 1. P. 3 - Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, 1597 2. P. 4 - Othello – William Shakespeare, 1601 3. P. 6 - Ghosts – Henrik Ibsen, 1882 4. P. 7 - Uncle Vanya – Anton Chekov, 1898 5. P. 9 - A View from the Bridge – Arthur Miller, 1955 6. P. 10 - A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams, 1957 7. P. 12 - A Taste of Honey – Shelagh Delaney, 1959 8. P. 13 - Betrayal – Harold Pinter, 1978 2. P. 16 - Prose: 1. P. 17 - Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen, 1813 2. P. 18 - Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte, 1847 3. P. 20 - Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte, 1847 4. P. 22 - Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D. H. Lawrence, 1928 5. P. 23 - Rebecca – Daphne Du Marier, 1938 6. P. 25 - Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov, 1955 7. P. 26 - Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks, 1994 8. P. 28 - Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden, 1997 9. P. 29 - Enduring Love – Ian McEwan, 1997 10. P. 31 - Disgrace – J. M. Coetzee, 1999 11. P. 33 - Room – Emma Donoghue, 2010 3. P. 35 - Poetry: 1. P. 36 - Sonnet 18 – William Shakespeare, 1609 2. P. 37 - To His Coy Mistress – Andrew Marvell, 1650s 3. P. 39 - The Clod and the Pebble – William Blake, 1794 4. P. 39 - Sister Maude – Christina Rossetti, 1800s 5. P. 41 - My Boy Jack – Rudyard Kipling, 1915 6. P. 42 - Funeral Blues – W. H. Auden, 1936 7. P. 44 - One Flesh – Elizabeth Jennings, 1966 8. P. 45 - Call it a Good Marriage – Robert Graves, 19 th Century 9. P. 46 - Hour – Carol Ann Duffy, 2005 1
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Romeo and Juliet (Drama) Author: William Shakespeare Date of Publication: 1597 (Elizabethan) Short summary: Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are ‘star-cross’d’ lovers destined to die as predicted first by the Chorus in the prologue. When Romeo meets Juliet they are both immediately smitten. They come from different feuding families and their relationship would never be accepted – The Capulets want Juliet to marry Paris, a relative of the Prince in order to raise their social standing. They decided to marry in secret with the help of the Friar. On the morning of consummating their marriage Romeo gets in a street fight: Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo’s friend, and so Romeo murders Tybalt. Banished by the Prince of Verona, all appears lost for Romeo and Juliet. Appealing to the Friar, Juliet convinces him to help him and desperately he gives Juliet a sleeping draught, so she can feign death. Meanwhile, he will send a messenger to Romeo letting him know so he can come and get her and they can run away together. Romeo, through his assistant Balthazar, learns of Juliet’s apparent death and the Friar’s message fails to reach him. Distraught, Romeo goes to the apothecary and gets a poison so he can go to the Capulet family tomb and die next to his lover. Romeo murders Paris outside of the tomb and upon discovering Juliet’s apparently dead body he drinks the poison. Almost immediately after, Juliet wakes up and discovers Romeo’s corpse. She stabs herself. The families discover the two young lovers and vow to erect statues of them, ending the feud.

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