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Romeo and Juliet (Modern English)

adapted by Craig Mason from Shakespeare

A modern English one act version of Shakespeare's tragic tale of star-crossed lovers.

 About 40 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 12
7 M | 2 W | 3 Any Gender, Easily Expandable


Interior and Exterior


 28 pages

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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, Romeo and Juliet (Modern English) can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.

No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

Livestream Performance

Productions of Romeo and Juliet (Modern English) may be Livestreamed.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance is a traditional performance that is livestreamed to the Internet as the actors are performing. Instead of watching the show live in the theatre, the audience watches virtually from their home or other location.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance may be pre-recorded. Recordings for pre-recorded Livestreams may be made if the recording is destroyed at the conclusion of the production. Should the producing organization want to retain the recording for archival purposes, they must purchase a separate Videorecording License from Theatrefolk.

Theatrefolk charges no additional fees for permission to Livestream. However, BookTix will charge nominal fees to the producing organization. Theatrefolk does not have any financial interest in BookTix and does not receive any commission or fees from BookTix.

Theatrefolk cannot be held responsible for any issues, technical, financial, legal, or otherwise, arising from the producing organization’s relationship with BookTix.

Each time the show is Livestreamed (whether performed live or pre-recorded) constitutes one performance.

One license, three ways to use it

Each royalty you purchase can be used as a Traditional Live Stage Performance, Virtual Performance, or Livestream Performance. How you choose to use your performance license is up to you! Performances need not all be of the same type so long as the total number of performances given does not exceed the total number of performances ordered.

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Allow your students to get a grasp of the story before they have to tackle the Elizabethan language.

Does your drama club perform for grade school or family audiences? Try this retelling of Romeo and Juliet. The son and daughter of rivals fall in love, causing the age-old grudge between the families to resurface. It is a universal story, and Shakespeare's best-known work.

Our version gives an overview of the story and offers a lively introduction to the play.


Characters

 12
7 Men, 2 Women, 3 Any Gender, Easily Expandable

The Montagues


Romeo [M]
71 lines
Benvolio [M]
31 lines
Mercutio [M]
26 lines

Others


Narrator [A]
24 lines
One Monologue
Friar Laurence [M]
1 line
One Monologue
The Prince of Verona [M]
4 lines
Two Monologues
Mantua Newsie [A]
15 lines

The Capulets


Capulet [M]
30 lines
One Monologue
Juliet [W]
44 lines
Nurse [W]
23 lines
Tybalt [M]
9 lines
One Monologue
Messenger [M]
52 lines


Prop List

List, Swords, Vial of poison, Dagger


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Purchase Orders accepted from US and Canadian Schools.
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Royalty fees apply to all performances whether or not admission is charged. Any performance in front of an audience (e.g. an invited dress rehearsal) is considered a performance for royalty purposes.

Exemption details for scenes and monologues for competition.

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 About 40 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 12
7 M | 2 W | 3 Any Gender, Easily Expandable


Interior and Exterior


 28 pages

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