EDUCATION MATINEE 2019-20 — Romeo and Juliet

A young man and woman embrace


A special release of the 2015 production

Available for streaming through June 30, 2020

By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by David Mann
Filmed by Michael Hanisch

In times of darkness and confusion, we look to the arts to decipher and make meaning of the world. During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, Park Square would have been presenting Romeo and Juliet and The Diary of Anne Frank to over 16,000 middle and high school students. To continue to serve these students, the theatre is releasing a special edition of the original 2015 production.

This production is available for students and their families, educators, and all lovers of Shakespeare struggling during the pandemic.

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Recommended Grade Level: 8–12

The Setting: Verona, Italy

Suggested Areas of Study and Discussion: Shakespeare, Tragedy of Fate, Iambic Pentameter and Blank Verse, The Chemistry of the Teenage Brain, Images of Dark and Light, Symbolism, Rhetoric

The Story: Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet meet and fall passionately in love. Children of mortal enemies, they marry in secret, hoping to convince their warring parents to yield to their powerful love and lay aside their hatred. In a terrible series of events, Juliet’s cousin kills Romeo’s dearest friend, and when Romeo avenges Mercutio’s death by murdering Juliet’s cousin Tybalt, all hope for their love seems lost. This 90-minute adaptation staged on our 200-seat thrust stage will bring the passionate struggle and beautiful language  vividly to life for your students.

Performance Length: 1½ hours (no intermission)

Location: Park Square’s Boss Thrust Stage

Park Square Study Guide for Romeo and Juliet

Click image to view or download the study guide.

Park Square Theatre Study Guides are created for teachers by teachers to introduce students to the world of the play. The guides contain a plot summary, character information, and activities and articles that help establish the historical, literary and cultural context of the play. Study Guides are designed to be classroom-ready, allowing educators to duplicate materials for easy distribution to students.

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