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Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

Romeo and Juliet or The Old "You-Know-I-Really-Love-You-But-My-Father-Really-Hates-You" Blues

By Nancy Linehan Charles. From William Shakespeare

Product Code: R74000

  • One-act Play
  • Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
  • Cast size: 4m., 4w. (plus 21 either gender.)

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Teenagers. What are ya gonna do. They fall in love at the drop of a hat—always with the very person Mom and Dad can't stand. And in the case of Romeo Montague and Juliette Capulet, their families have hated one another for as long as anyone can remember. Except …no one actually remembers why. Grownups act that way sometimes, huh. This fast-paced adaptation of Shakespeare's play tracks the star-crossed lovers and their cross-purposed families through the tumbling courtship to its tragic conclusion—storytellers firing off comments about premature marriages and the folly of old men at war. A perfect landscape for boisterous swordfights and gender-bending casting. Girls play boys with pointed reminders to the audience of all-male casting in Elizabethan times. Payback, say the storytellers. The audience is prodded to stop the tragedy at several points, but alas, too late. The conclusion? Violence is a stupid choice so mend your fences before you hit the parking lot.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code R74000
  • Cast Size 29
  • Min. Royalty Rate $50/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 45 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | TYA
  • Genre Drama | Melodrama | Tragedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583422366
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"My drama club really enjoyed this version of Romeo and Juliet. Staging was simple and the kids enjoyed the Shakespeare mixed in with modern references."
Review by Janine Forrester, Pleasant View School, Springfield, Mo.
"The show is fantastic! We took it to the competition and received praise for our choice of performance. The set was easy to construct and transport. Best of all my students received a manageable introduction to the performance of Shakespeare!"
Review by Karen Smith, Howard High School Drama, Macon, GA