Alternative Romeo and Juliet Script plus lesson plan

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Alternative Romeo and Juliet Script plus lesson plan


Alternative Romeo and Juliet guided reading script plus lesson plan and synopses of original and alternative scripts

This is a conversational piece between 6 speakers

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Alternative Romeo and Juliet  Sample Text:



  • Romeo
  • Juliet
  • Tybalt
  • Mercutio
  • Friar Lawrence
  • Narrator


Narrator:         So tell us about how it really was.

Romeo:            Certainly. It’s about time somebody set the record straight.

Juliet:               (Menacingly) Meaning what exactly, my love?

Friar:               Steady! We don’t want any more blood spilt.

Mercutio:        We certainly don’t! Whoever heard of coming to blows, over such nonsense?

Tybalt:             I agree. I was nothing like the hot-head I was described as being. I reckon Mercutio and I could have settled our differences quite amicably – certainly without resorting to violence.

Friar:               And now you come to mention it, I certainly had better things to do with my time than getting involved in teenage love, and all its complications.

Romeo:            Love? Huh – a much over-used term!

Juliet:               Meaning precisely what, dearest? Me thinks you speak not from your heart!

Mercutio:        And what heart would that be? As his best friend, me thinks I knew him somewhat better than you, my lady!

Narrator:         Whoa! Slow down! Do I detect treachery from within the Montague camp?

Tybalt:             (Incredulously) Don’t tell me you had a thing for Juliet too, Mercutio?

Friar:               (Sighing) What was I just saying about complicated teenage love?

Mercutio:        Well, at least I would have offered Juliet the genuine thing!

Juliet:               Mercutio! What are you talking about? Romeo – why so quiet, my love?

Mercutio:        Tell her, Romeo! If you’ve any heart to speak of, tell your true love just how false you were!

Narrator:         We’re waiting, Romeo.

Romeo:            OK. OK. Keep your hair on!

Friar                (Coughing) I would …. If I had any!

Romeo:            Sorry, Father. No offence intended! Now, if we all stay calm …

Juliet:               (Shrieking) Well, I for one will not! What are you saying, Mercutio? That Romeo didn’t love me?

Romeo:            At last! She’s caught on!

Juliet:               But, but ….. What about when you professed undying love to me, as I stood on my balcony?

Tybalt:             (Sighing) Oh, that old routine! One of his favourites – never failed!


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