|Page: P 53|
ROMEO LOVES JULIET - OK?
|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.|
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.
|Click to view script (requires PDF viewer, Acrobat Reader, Xpdf, etc.)|
|Performance Rights:||Code Y|
|Licence to Copy||Code Y|
|Video Recording Licence:||Code H|
ISBN 978 1 902472 06 5