Scripts & Musicals for Schools
Love Me Tender
Love Me Tender is a soap opera version of the first half of 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 follow-on script. Performances provide opportunities to include stage fighting, montage and dance routines.
If you are giving a public performance of this play you must purchase a performing rights licence, available below.
This play can be purchased as a download-only PDF version. You will need Adobe Acrobat or a similar PDF reader.
This version DOES NOT include performing rights.
This version includes a Full Cast/Character List, Production Notes with suggestions for props, costumes and staging, and Follow-On Activities for further work in the classroom.
Supplied as a paperback copy. Post and packaging rates apply.
Includes some performing rights within the price.
This version DOES NOT include production notes or follow-on activities.
Performing Rights Licence
Note: some versions do not include performing rights within the price. If you are giving a performance of this play, then you will need a performing rights licence for any version that does not explicitly include it. The licence allows you to give up to 5 performances of this play and is valid for 6 months. For longer performance runs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.