A 22 slide ppt and handouts which teach students to understand Romeo and Juliet as a piece of theatre to be watched rather than a text which is read. Students work in groups on drama, arts and crafts activities to produce an action photograph of one moment in Act 3 Scene 1, although any moment in the play can be used. Elements including facial expression, body language, proximity, symbolism and use of props to create meaning are explored along with ideas for using masks, playing cards and colour. An entertaining range of activities prepare students to complete the central task of creating a photograph of one moment in the play which will communicate information about characters, themes and issues using only the sense of sight. Students write a short essay explaining the content, symbolism and meaning of their photograph. Handouts with detailed instructions, sentence stems and a sample essay are provided. This project can be used successfully with any age group and ability level as an assessment task or a fun activity. The props created can also be adapted for use in a display, as can the photographs themselves (with student permission).