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Education Resources

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

Discover teaching ideas and lesson planning inspiration through our range of resources, activities and other supporting materials on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    21 Apr - 21 Sep 2018

  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

21 April, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Romeo and Juliet is the tragic story of two young people who come from two different households, who fall in love. Despite the fighting between their families the two central characters do everything they can to remain together. 

For young people of all ages, this play is a fantastic way to explore the concepts of family and loyalty as well as looking at a range of themes including:

  • Family Relationships
  • Fate and Destiny
  • Love

You can discover more about these themes and where they appear in the text as well as others in our Themes Resource

There are lots of ways you could choose to approach this text but you may find the following particularly useful:

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