ROMEO & JULIET

 by William Shakespeare

A balmy Summer night in Verona. Two teenagers are transfixed by one another across a dance floor. Flirtatiously they share a love poem.

In a world of high passion where violence erupts on the street and the bonds of family allegiance must be broken in order to pursue forbidden love, two young lovers rail against an older generation and the prejudice of their society. Their love turns to tragedy as their fate plays out. Was it written in the stars all along? 

Romeo and Juliet is an ideal introduction for teenagers to the plays of William Shakespeare. This tragic story is told with humour and pathos and delights as much as it saddens. Complete Works’ Romeo and Juliet is an abridged version where three actors perform key scenes and play multiple roles. 

All performances are followed by a Q&A with the actors. The post-show analysis session will help students focus on the major characters and explore the themes of love, hate, prejudice, the part played by circumstance and fortune and the generational conflict between teenagers and their parents.

 

SUITABILITY

Year 9 - 10


IDEA/ISSUE/THEME

Love, Fate, Individual vs Society, Parent/Child relationships


DURATION

60 minutes,
followed by a Q&A

90 minute session recommended


TOURING TO SCHOOLS

TERM 1
4 MARCH - 15 MARCH

TERM 2
23 APRIL - 28 JUNE

TERM 3
15 JULY - 30 august

TERM 4
7 OCTOBER - 17 OCTOBER

 

VENUE REQUIRMENTS

  • Minimum 6 x 6 metres flat, clear playing space with access to power

  • Set up time - 60 min

  • Pack up time - 20 min


COST

$10.00 per student,
groups 120+

$1200.00 minimum fee, groups -120


All prices include GST,
cancellation fees apply


ABBOTSFORD CONVENT

TERM 2
Wednesday 12 JUNE, 1.00PM (Q&A)

A performance for small groups and cohorts
Tickets are limited

COST 

$10.00 per ticket 
1 x complimentary teacher
per 25 students

All prices include GST,
cancellation fees apply


The actors were fantastic! They engaged all of our students for the full hour and were wonderful at answering their questions afterwards.
— Geelong Grammar, Timbertop