Romeo and Juliet (One Hour) cutting and notes by Lind... - Theatrefolk

Romeo and Juliet (One Hour)

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Romeo and Juliet (One Hour)

cutting and notes by Lindsay Price from the original by Shakespeare

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

 About 60 minutes

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

18 M | 4 W, Doubling Possible

Interior and Exterior

 39 pages

Drama Classical Adaptation Shakespeare Shakespeare in an Hour

Shakespeare's most popular play, Romeo and Juliet tells the universal story of star-crossed lovers.

22 Characters
18 M, 4 W, Doubling Possible

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.

Escalus [M] 8 lines
Prince of Verona. One Monologue.
Paris [M] 4 lines
A young count.
Montague [M] 8 lines
Romeo's father. One Monologue
Capulet [M] 36 lines
Juliet's father. One Monologue
Romeo [M] 98 lines
Montague's son. Several Monologues
Tybalt [M] 13 lines
Juliet’s cousin.
Mercutio [M] 34 lines
Romeo’s friend.
Benvolio [M] 35 lines
Romeo’s cousin.
Friar Laurence [M] 24 lines
A religious man. One Monologue
Friar John [M] 3 lines
A religious man.
Balthasar [M] 2 lines
Servant to Romeo.
Abram [M] 5 lines
Servant to Montague.
Sampson [M] 13 lines
Servant to Capulet.
Gregory [M] 9 lines
Servant to Capulet.
Peter [M] 7 lines
Servant to Capulet.
Apothecary [M] 3 lines
An expert in medicines.
Lady Montague [W] 2 lines
Montague’s wife.
Lady Capulet [W] 15 lines
Capulet’s wife.
Juliet [W] 65 lines
Capulet’s daughter. Several Monologues.
Nurse [W] 47 lines
Nurse to Juliet.
Watchmen [M] 1, 1 lines
Two guards.
Citizens, servants, partygoers, and soldiers

Customer Feedback

I was thrilled to find this version of Romeo and Juliet, and look forward to working on it. The length, and yet the quality of the edits in writing make it possible to even think about in our situation. Yea!

Emily Conable, Alexander Central School

Prop List

Swords, Piece of paper, Several masks, Basket of flowers, Ring, Dagger, Money, Vial

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