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Let’s Play: Romeo and Juliet in love (Parts and Cues)

Let’s play the two main love scenes between Romeo and Juliet in Parts and Cues format. In this format, each player only sees their own lines, and the three last words of the previous speech which cues their speech.

The scenes we’ll read are:
– Act 2 Scene 2: The Balcony Scene
– Act 3 Scene 5: The Morning After Scene
If you want to play these scenes in Highlit Text format you’ll find it at: Romeo and Juliet in love (Highlit Text)

When playing in Parts and Cues, it’s good to have someone who plays a part in Highlit Text mode, where they see the whole text, so if something goes wrong, the Nurse (in this case) can get things going again.

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,  script in Parts and Cues format – 1st speaker: Romeo
  • 2nd player’s part: Juliet, in Parts and Cues format – 2nd speaker: Juliet
  • 3rd player’s part: Nurse, in Highlit text format – 3rd speaker: Nurse

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

If you need help, check out our Help with “Let’s Play”. When everyone has selected their role, beginners on stage, curtains up! Play to the end of the scene.

Second Scene (Act 3 Scene 5):

Romeo and Juliet have secretly got married, and Romeo has just killed Tybalt, a cousin of Juliet, in revenge for Tybalt’s killing of Mercutio. 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, in Parts and Cues format – 1st speaker: Juliet
  • 2nd player’s part: Romeo, in Parts and Cues format – 2nd speaker: Romeo
  • 3rd player’s part: Nurse, in Highlit text format – 3rd speaker: Nurse

If you need help, check out our Help with “Let’s Play”. When everyone has selected their role, beginners on stage, curtains up! Play to the end of the scene.

 Read the scene until the entry of Juliet’s mother (CAPULET WIFE)

If you want to understand better how our MFFEV5 CloudReader scripts work, read:

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The Director,
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