Romeo & JulietLiteracy History
Ten memorable songs & dances introduce a range of musical styles, including medieval, waltz, rock, tango, folk, ballad, medley & part-singing.
Age guide: 9 to 16 (KS 2, KS3)
Duration: 50 minutes (can be cut or extended with dances & encores!)
Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love despite an ancient grudge between their powerful families, the Montagues and Capulets. Helped by Juliet’s good-natured nurse and Friar Lawrence, the young couple marry in secret. Tragically, after a series of mishaps, everything goes terribly wrong and ultimately everyone pays a heavy price for this destructive vendetta.
This famous drama tackles issues of prejudice and aggression, and shows the importance of love and friensdhip.
Two different kinds of Script are available: Original edited Shakespeare text – or shorter Rhyming Script, useful especially as an introduction for young performers and students learning English as a foreign language.
Parts can be shared, extended or reduced according to age & number of pupils.
Solo speaking & Group singing: 25 to 50
(* = Solo singing)
House of Escalus:Prince Escalus, Paris, Mercutio*
Montagues: Romeo*, Lord Montague, Lady Montague, Benvolio, Balthasar, Abraham
Capulets: Juliet*, Lord Capulet*, Lady Capulet*, Tybalt*, Paris, Nurse*, Peter, Gregory, Sampson
Others: Friar Lawrence*, Friar John, ApothecaryChoruses: Attendants, Pages, Maskers, Guards, Citizens
ENGLISH: Shakespeare, tragedy, drama, romance, poetry, sonnets, theatre
HISTORY: historic people & places, 16th Century Italy, Elizabethan literature
PSHE: relationships, conflict & resolution, differences & similarities, bullying,
adolescence, medicinal herbs, religion
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