1818 Meets Today
SLUH's English department invites you to celebrate 200 years of tradition by reading two traditional titles. Both are part of the school's curriculum, and one was written in 1818. Learn more about these enduring novels and engage in discussion with current teachers, alumni and others.
This scene is probably the most famous in all of Shakespeare, and perhaps even in all of literature.
As I'm teaching Romeo & Juliet this year, the central truth I am stressing is that a play about romantic love can teach us about more than romance, that the great truths of romantic love are the truths of love in the largest sense.
In her rambling story, the Nurse reveals her extensive maternal connections—emotional, physical, and mental—to Juliet.
English teacher Chuck Hussung played the Friar in the Dauphin Players' production of Romeo and Juliet in the fall of 2017. (Photo by Dominik Skroska '18)