Shreds and Patches is an imagining of Shakespeare's Hamlet like no other! An excellent easy-to-stage competition piece that fuses Shakespearean speech with modern dialogue - a super fun way to bring Shakespeare into the classroom!

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Drop Dead, Juliet!

Drop Dead, Juliet!

by Allison Williams

Juliet has had enough! Enough with the poison, enough with the stabbing, and especially enough with the dying. She wants a new story and she wants it now. More parts for girls! More romance! Less death!

Romeo and Juliet will never be the same - or will it? Not everyone's so keen on the changes. And why is Romeo sneaking off with Rosaline?

Comedy Classical Adaptation Shakespeare

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Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

About 30 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
18 Characters
4 M | 13 W | 1 Any Gender
Simple Set
30 pages
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Praise for Drop Dead, Juliet!

Emily McRae
Mount Aspiring College
Students loved the over-the-top presentational style as it helped to build real performance confidence while having fun!
Holly Thomas
International Charter School of Atlanta
We adored doing this play. The writing is magnificent. We loved switching from old to modern English and all of the funny one-liner jokes.
Joanna Shumaker
Coleman Community Jr/Sr High School
The play was great! And a perfect size to use to restart our drama program at our school! The script was well done and mixed original Shakespeare with the storyline which was great!

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