An Introduction to Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet, Part 1

Chorus in Elizabethan drama, a character who gives commentary throughout the play and recites the prologue and epilogue
Context the circumstances in which something exists or happens
paraphrase to restate an author’s text in one’s own words
Prologue the introduction to a piece of literature
Society a group of people who live in a particular place and time and share laws, beliefs, and values