Article Title

Juliet's Ghost


Rebeca Wallin


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, TYA, Mystery Play, Ghost, Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare, High School, Halloween

Document Type

Play Review


On Halloween night, a group of high school students sneak into their school theatre to borrow costumes for a party. As the dates decide on famous couples to dress up as, various romantic entanglements unfold. Amidst this excitement, the somewhat spooky Wendy appears with the story of a ghost that appears on the stage every Halloween night after dying before she had a chance to play Shakespeare’s Juliet. After one failed attempt to make the ghost appear, a new student takes the challenge seriously and Kate (who left earlier,) appears to play the part of Juliet. When the real Kate shows up a few minutes later, everyone realizes that they have actually seen the real ghost.