Romeo Loves Julliet - OK?


Andra Bishop

Published by SchoolPlay Productions

8 Male 5 Female

Shakespeare's story put into the present day and seen from the perspective of Rosalind and Paris - who were intended to be the spouses of Romeo and Juliet respectively. A further variation is the introduction of lines from other Shakespearian plays and the concept that Rosalind, Paris and Mercutio form a trio ("Three Witches") who manipulate events into a vengeful plot. Although principally a comedy, the play involves the themes of Love, Jealousy, Hate, Revenge and ultimate Tragedy.

Suggested Age Range : 13 upwards. Running Time : 45 minutes. Music : Taped - including use for karaoke at one point - plus one possible song for the wedding scene at the end. Directors or students may wish to compose their own or use appropriate music as a soundtrack. Set : Modern day. Can be played on a bare stage with the addition of chairs and props or with a set, representing: a car; a house interior; a disco; a house exterior (with balcony) and a tomb.

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