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Romeo and Juliet (cast list for 9 players)

Romeo and Juliet is a great play for a play-reading by school children; students; or play-reading groups. We ran a playreading of R&J  recently in Edinburgh and we’ve published a play-reading report about it at: Playreading Report: Romeo and Juliet, Edinburgh 13th Dec. 2015 Players-Shakespeare.com provides playreading castings for 6 to 16 playreaders for Romeo and Juliet. Each casting lets a small group of people read a play, sharing the roles amongst the readers minimising …Read More

Romeo and Juliet round-robin play-reading for 2-5 players

If you can only get a few people (2 -5)  together to do a play-reading, probably the most practical way of reading the play is to read it ‘rouond-robin’. . In other words, each player reads a speech in turn. The first reader reads the first speech; then the next speaker in a clockwise direction reads the next speech; and so on until all the speakers have read, and then …Read More

Romeo and Juliet – Speaking Cast List

List of Characters . 2ND_WATCH One of the watchmen who discover Paris, Romeo, and Juliet dead in the crypt. 3RD_WATCH Another of the watchmen who discover the dead lovers and Paris in the crypt. ABRAM A Montague retainer. APOTHECARY An apothecary in Mantua who sells Romeo poison. BALTHASAR Romeo’s man. BENVOLIO Romeo’s cousin. CAPULET Juliet’s father. CAPULET_WIFE Juliet’s mother and wife to CAPULET. CHIEF_WATCHMAN The leader of the watch which …Read More

Romeo and Juliet: Introduction

Introduction: Date and Sources: Romeo and Juliet is an early play of Shakespeare. The play was probably written between 1591 and 1595 (I’d guess 1594), after The Taming of the Shrew. . The play is based on an Italian tale, translated into English and turned into verse by Arthur Brooke, and published in 1562. It was then turned into prose and published as The Palace of Pleasure in 1567 by …Read More

Romeo and Juliet (for 8 players)

Romeo and Juliet is a great play for a play-reading by school children; students; or play-reading groups. We ran a playreading of R&J  recently in Edinburgh and we’ve published a play-reading report about it at: Playreading Report: Romeo and Juliet, Edinburgh 13th Dec. 2015 Players-Shakespeare.com provides playreading castings for 6 to 16 playreaders for Romeo and Juliet. Each casting lets a small group of people read a play, sharing the roles amongst the readers minimising …Read More

Romeo and Juliet (for – 7 players)

Romeo and Juliet is a great play for a play-reading by school children, students; or play-reading groups. We ran a playreading of R&J  recently in Edinburgh and we’ve published a play-reading report about it at: Playreading Report: Romeo and Juliet, Edinburgh 13th Dec. 2015 Players-Shakespeare.com provides playreading castings for 6 to 16 playreaders for Romeo and Juliet. Each casting lets a small group of people read a play, sharing the roles amongst the readers minimising …Read More

Romeo and Juliet (Cast List for 6 players)

Romeo and Juliet is a great play for a play-reading by school children (at school, or home-schoolers); students; or play-reading groups. We ran a playreading of R&J  recently in Edinburgh and we’ve published a play-reading report about it at: Playreading Report: Romeo and Juliet, Edinburgh 13th Dec. 2015 Players-Shakespeare.com provides playreading castings for 6 to 16 playreaders for Romeo and Juliet. Each casting lets a small group of people read a play, sharing the roles …Read More

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

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