This version of Romeo and Juliet is part of my Shakespeare in 30 collection. This adaptation tells the story in Shakespeare’s original language, set to the tune of five pop songs.
Each abridged Shakespeare play in this series has been adapted for teens to tackle in a half an hour. This abridged Romeo and Juliet is perfect for ELA, ESL, and Shakespeare camps.
This abridged Shakespeare play has been used with:
✅ Reader’s Theatre (1-2 class periods)
✅ Staged Readings (1 week)
✅ Full production (3-4 weeks)
The Shakespeare in 30 collection is perfect for students in grades 6-12 studying William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet has been abridged to focus on major themes and character relationships.
8-12 players, flexible casting.
What teachers like you are saying about this Romeo and Juliet resource:
Your Romeo and Juliet resource includes:
A full teacher’s guide
⭐ Teaching drama in ELA & questions to consider
⭐ Guide to a Staged Reading (Making the Most of One Week)
⭐ Tips for Teaching Shakespeare
⭐ Evaluating Drama
⭐ Director’s Notes (and blank version)
An editable script
Shakespeare’s language worksheet
⭐ Iambic pentameter
⭐ Thou vs. You
Editable extension activities
⭐ Character Analysis + Rubric
⭐ Performance Review + Rubric
⭐ Soft skills rubric
⭐ Tips for editing & uploading
⭐ Writable Google Slides versions of worksheets