This page contains links to the original Romeo and Juliet script by Shakespeare, split into Acts and Scenes.
The language used in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet full text is slightly different to today’s modern English, which is reflected in the text. Our article on Shakespeare & early modern English, or our Shakespeare dictionary, will help you to understand the language as you read through the original text
Another thing to bear in mind as you read the Romeo and Juliet script are Shakespeare’s stage directions, which are italicised. Stage directions are instructions and direction to the actors, and not spoken lines. Some stage directions can be a little confusing, so have a read of our understanding Shakespeare’s stage directions article.
The Romeo and Juliet full text is very long, so we have separated the play into it’s original Acts and Scenes. Click on the appropriate links below to read Shakespeare’s original script of Romeo and Juliet – or our translation into simple, modern English: