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Let’s Play: The deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt (4 players)

Let’s play A3S1 of Romeo and Juliet in which the Capulet’s and Montagues fight, and Mercutio and Tybalt are slain. This is very different from the romantic love affair between Romeo and Juliet, and shows testosterone-fuelled agression between young men. This extract is set up for 4 players. All parts are in highlight text format. The casting for 6 of Romeo and Juliet has been used, with players in order of appearance in the scene. Each …Read More

Let’s Play: Juliet’s family discover her ‘death’ (6 players)

Let’s play A4S5 of Romeo and Juliet in which Juliet’s family discover Juliet ‘dead’ after she has taken the drugs Friar Laurence prescribed her. This scene offers a challenge for the actors. Usually, when Shakespeare is portraying characters under great stress, as in this scene, he doesn’t give them fine language to speak, instead the stress makes them speak very simply with lots of emotion and lots of repetition. In this scene, the …Read More

Let’s Play: The Balcony scene, and The Lovers’ parting

Let’ play the two main love scenes between Romeo and Juliet in Highlit Text format (needs 3 players). – Act 2 Scene 2: The Balcony Scene (Romeo and Juliet meet), and then – Act 3 Scene 5: The Lovers’ Parting Scene (Romeo leaves Juliet for exile) . First Scene: A2S2 (Romeo and Juliet meet at her balcony): Romeo, with his friends, has gate-crashed a dance given by Capulet (the father of Juliet). There he sees …Read More