Drama Reading Passages

Drama is a performance piece that is written to be presented on stage to an audience. A more common term for drama is a play. All plot actions and character development is shown through the actions and speech, or dialogue, of the actors. Drama can be written as prose or poetry and may be fiction or nonfiction, although usually dramas are fictional. Drama in its written form will include directions for the actors and descriptions of the setting.

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Classic Fairy Tales

Is there any more magical phrase than “Once upon a time”? This beginning of so many classic fairy tales sends the reader into a world full of unlimited possibilities and imagination. This collection of passages includes some of the most beloved fairy tales of all time from such authors as Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. Some are the complete original story; others are selected passages from the tale. 

Reading Set: 10 Passages

Romeo and Juliet

"For never was there a tale of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." The last lines of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" perfectly sum up the story of the star-crossed young lovers. Perhaps the most approachable of the Bard's plays, "Romeo and Juliet" is a masterpiece of hope, love, and sorrow. Included in this Reading Set are some of the most notable scenes of the play.

Reading Set: 4 Passages

Little Red Riding-hood

by Florence Holbrook from Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades

One of the most popular fairy tales of all time is “...

1,130 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Summary and Theme

Romeo Meets Juliet

by William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet

Act I, Scene 5 passage: In this passage from "Romeo ...

218 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Summary

The Friar's Plan

by William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet

Act IV, Scene 1 passage: This passage from "Romeo an...

565 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements

Capulet's Garden

by William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet

Act II, Scene 2 passage: This passage is from the ba...

262 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, and Summary

The Prologue from Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is the clas...

114 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1300L +, Story Elements, Summary, and Theme

Macbeth and the Death of Lady Macbeth

by William Shakespeare from Macbeth

Act V, Scene 5 passage: This passage is a speech fro...

189 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, and Theme