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Love Me Tender is a soap opera version of the first half of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - with cliff-hanger ending! Faithful to the original story and characters, it places Shakespeare's great tragedy in a modern context and ends with the pivotal event of Tybalt's death. An excellent resource for comparing and contrasting with the original text, or using as a springboard for writing the rest of the script. Performances provide opportunities to include stage fighting, montage and dance routines. Great ensemble piece. Script includes great classroom activities too.
Cast size: 28 - 36, with doubling/non-speaking roles possible for smaller/larger groups.
Running time: approx. 40 minutes
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