Same Room, Different Story by Claire Broome is truly the ideal high school play. Available in full-length and one-act versions, it’s perfect for a class project or drama club to take on and make it their own.

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
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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.

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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.

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