Let’s play Romeo and Juliet in love!
This page let’s two players play the main love scenes between Romeo and Juliet in Highlit Text format:
– Act 2 Scene 2: The Balcony Scene
– Act 3 Scene 5: The Morning After Scene
(If you want to play these scenes with 3 players, in Parts and Cues format you’ll find it at: Romeo and Juliet in love (Parts and Cues) )
First Scene (Act 2 Scene 2):
Romeo, with his friends, has gate-crashed a dance given by Capulet (the father of Juliet). There he sees Juliet and falls in love with her. He leaves the dance, and to escape his teasing friends, jumps over a wall. He finds himself in a courtyard, and on one wall, he sees a balcony:
1st player’s part: Romeo and Nurse – 1st speaker: Romeo and Nurse’s script
2nd player’s part: Juliet – 2nd speaker: Juliet’s script
Play to the end of the scene, and then switch to Act 3 Scene 5, by clicking on the button (at the bottom or top of the page) marked A3S5, or following the instructions for the second scene below.
Second Scene (Act 3 Scene 5):
Romeo and Juliet have secretly got married, and Romeo has just killed Tybalt, a cousin of Juliet. The Prince banishes Romeo, but before he leaves Verona, Romeo spends one night with his new wife. In the morning, in A3S5, Romeo prepares to leave Juliet for Mantua.
1st player’s part: Juliet: – 1st speaker: Juliet’s script
2nd player’s part: Romeo and Nurse (don’t forget to play Nurse’s lines) – 2nd speaker: Romeo and Nurse script
Read the scene until the entry of Juliet’s mother (CAPULET WIFE) If you need more help, check out Help with “Let’s Play”
Now you’ve read those two scenes, there’s a number of things you can do:
Read the version in Parts and Cues format (needs 3 players) at Romeo and Juliet in love (Parts and Cues)
Read the scenes again and again, reversing roles until the speeches sound ‘just right’ here
Let us know how it went (good and bad) by posting on Player-Shakespeare.com’s Facebook page.
Read the whole play by clicking on the following link: Romeo and Juliet
Choose another piece for 2 players to read from: Playreadings for 2 players
Get 6 – 12 friends around and read one of the Shakespeare plays choosing from those available at MFFEV5
If you want to understand better how our MFFEV5 CloudReader scripts work, read:
- Preparing Malvolio for Performance using MFFEV5 CloudReader and Parts and Cues