||We understand how difficult it can be for a student to feel involved in the world of literature, and for a teacher to evoke the excitement of live theatre in their classroom, and so have created the SmartPass range of audio education resources that enable students to experience, enjoy and appreciate the power of the written word in its fullest sense. "Romeo and Juliet" is performed by actors from the RSC, BBC and the Royal National Theatre, with commentary and classroom materials written by teachers. Designed to help break down the barriers of language, imagery and social context, as well as to train students to recognise key themes and express themselves with confidence. The guide may be used to teach the entire play, or as a dip-in resource. In addition to experiencing and exploring the full text, social and historical notes are well placed within the commentary to help students engage with the play, to understand what life was like in Shakespeare's time, and to appreciate how his writing changed the face of literature and why it is still enjoyed today.