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Bibliography by Katia Nierle

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Bibliography by Katia Nierle

Annotated Bibliography Assignment


By Katia Nierle, Romeo and Juliet: A Facebook Tragedy


1.  Roberts, Sasha.  William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet.  Plymouth, United Kingdom: Northcote House Publishers Ltd, 1998.



This book has a “Constructing Identities” chapter that I think will be helpful in creating Facebook pages for each of the characters in the play.  It discusses the construction of personal identity as a social process, and the ways in which history, society, and culture shape the ways in which men and women perceive themselves and are perceived by others.  In creating Facebook pages, we will create a broader view of the characters through various applications etc, as opposed to analysis of strictly personality traits.  Roberts stresses the importance of an analysis of characterization: how a character is constructed, and to what effect, which will help us choose how to portray each character.


2. “Friendship Wheel”, Facebook application.



The Friendship Wheel maps out, through different colors, interpersonal relationships within the Facebook community.  This will be useful in creating a quantitative representation of our project: visually demonstrating who knows whom and how many people have friends in common, etc.



3. Bloom, Harold, ed.  Modern Critical Interpretations: Romeo and Juliet.  Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2000.



In an essay by Harold C. Goddard, this book explores the “widely held view that makes Romeo and Juliet, in contrast with all Shakespeare’s later tragedies, a tragedy of accident rather than of character”.  This is important for our project because we are attempting to recreate the play almost solely on characters.  Goddard’s work can help us to get to the deeper side of the characters by throwing out the existence of fate and destiny and basing the plot on character traits; a more thorough understanding of the characters will help us better create them through Facebook.


4. Porter, Joseph A., ed.  Critical Essays on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  New York: G. K. Hall & Co., 1997.



In the same vein as Goddard’s essay, a piece written by Clifford Leech delves into the matter of Fate and Chance as opposed to character motivations.  Leech’s discoveries and expositions will help us determine how to portray the characters in Romeo and Juliet.  Knowledge of each character’s motivations and how they think through situations will be useful in creating Facebook pages for them and describing their traits through various applications, photos, and interests.

5. “The Wall”, Facebook application.



The Wall is how people communicate through Facebook.  It is best described as a hybrid of instant messaging and email.  This is how we will have characters talk to each other.  Facebook also has a “Message” feature, which is private, as opposed to the publicly viewable Wall; the Wall is more suited to our project, as it will allow us, and others, to view the dialogue between different characters.  We can use the Wall to play out the dialogue in Romeo and Juliet.


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