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A Play



 Cast:  13 speaking parts (8 m, 5 f) + a few extras.
 Suggested Age Range:  13 upwards.
 Approx. Running Time:  45 minutes.
Music:  Taped - including use for karaoke at one point - plus one possible song for the wedding scene at the end. Directors or students may wish to compose their own or use appropriate music as a soundtrack.
 Set: Modern day. Can be played on a bare stage with the addition of chairs and props or with a set, representing: a car; a house interior; a disco; a house exterior (with balcony) and a tomb.
 Synopsis:  Shakespeare's story put into the present day and seen from the perspective of Rosalind and Paris - who were intended to be the spouses of Romeo and Juliet respectively. A further variation is the introduction of lines from other Shakespearian plays and the concept that Rosalind, Paris and Mercutio form a trio ("Three Witches") who manipulate events into a vengeful plot.
Although principally a comedy, the play involves the themes of Love, Jealousy, Hate, Revenge and ultimate Tragedy.
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 Script:  Code C
 Performance Rights: Code Y
 Licence to Copy Code Y  
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 902472 06 5

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