In the play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare has the young lovers marry in a secret wedding without a full service, without a million guests, without the feast and festival that is befitting a couple as wonderful as Romeo and Juliet. Your assignment is to change history and plan the party of the centuries! Let's rewrite history and literature and plan a wedding for Romeo and Juliet to marry in a public ceremony witnessed by all! Be as extreme in your planning as these two lovebirds were in their feelings for each other. You can include as many of the resources listed below as you see fit. You have no budget, the sky is the limit! Invite as many people as you want, feel free to cross the barriers of time, social class, royal status, and fiction and fantasy. Invite kings, musicians, Shakespeare, Leonardo DiWhatshisname, Capulets, Montagues....
Just one word of advice: be sure it all makes sense to Romeo and Juliet. The food, music, fashion, games, entertainment, hairstyles, decorations, wedding service, as well as the guest list must all be appropriate for the lives and times of Romeo and Juliet, and/or Shakespeare.
Your class will work in five groups assigned to following areas: The Guest List, Fashion and Food, Music and Games, The Service, and Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare. Each group will complete the research and tasks as described below. Grading details are included in each group's task description. At the end of the project Phase each group will present their findings in a class presentation. Grading details for the this presentation are are here.
Because we want this party to go off without a hitch we will break into small groups of four or five students each and handle the arrangements as specialties. Please read the specific task your group is assigned and use the resources as fully as possible to cover every angle. Remember, we are inviting a variety of guests from a changing time period so you must include as many details as possible to guarantee the success of this event.
After all the groups have completed their individual work you will have created the master party plan suitable to host an authentic Romeo and Juliet wedding, accurate in every detail, for up to 100 guests.