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Romeo and Juliet (Modern English)

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

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

Drama Classical Adaptation Shakespeare Young Audiences

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.

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

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.


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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