What plays will be interesting and instructive for each child and his parents?

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because your child’s teacher assigned them a play for class. Or maybe they want to read it for fun. Either way, it can be hard to find one that suits their age and interests, and not to mention that parents are often curious about the content of these plays themselves! Lucky for both of you, there are plenty of plays out there that have been around long enough that they’ve become classics (and thus don’t contain any truly objectionable material). These include:

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play is set in Verona, Italy, where two young lovers are forbidden to be together. In this lesson, you will learn more about Romeo and Juliet as well as some interesting facts about the play itself!

The plot you could see college essays about Romeo and Juliet and understand that this play was inspired by an Italian story called “The Tragic History of Romeo and Juliet.” The original story was written in 1554 by Arthur Brooke but William Shakespeare took his inspiration from this tale when he wrote his own version over 400 years later (1623). Play about two young lovers whose families are feuding. Romeo Montague is the son of Lord Montague, who is a respected man in Verona. However, Romeo’s love for Rosaline (the daughter of Capulet) causes him to be banished from the city. 

He moves to Mantua with his friend Benvolio and stays there until he hears that Tybalt has killed someone at the Capulets’ party. Romeo returns to Verona in order to rescue Juliet from her fate, but he arrives too late. He sees Juliet’s dead body and kills himself. A Friar then arrives at the scene and discovers that Romeo was married to Juliet at the time of his death.


Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a tragedy, based on the legend of Macbeth, Thane of Glamis and King of Scotland. The play takes place in Scotland during the reign of Duncan I (ruled 1034-1040) and his son Malcolm III Canmore (ruled 1058-1093).

In this play, you will find two main characters: Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. They are both members of the royal family but they’re not married yet; they want to marry each other but there’s one problem: Queen Gertrude has already chosen another man for her daughter! So what do these two do? Well…they murder her husband King Duncan so he can become king instead! But then things start going bad for them because everywhere they go people keep telling them bad things about themselves which makes their lives harder than before…I recommend watching this play because there isn’t enough space here to tell about all this fantastic play 🙂

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice is a play that has been performed for centuries. It’s about a money lender named Shylock who lends money to a merchant named Antonio, but he asks for a pound of flesh if he doesn’t get his payment back on time.

The story tells us about the relationship between the two characters and how they deal with each other throughout the play. The ending is happy because it shows that people can change if they want something bad enough. The play has been adapted and changed by many people over time. It was first performed in 1596, but it wasn’t until 1857 that it became popular.

It has been performed on stage and in movies many times since then. The play has also been adapted into a novel, which is how most people get to read it today.


Othello is a play about jealousy and racism, love and hate. It’s about General Othello who is married to the beautiful Desdemona, who is white but not Venetian. She has two suitors: one is her cousin Cassio. The other is Iago, who hates Othello because he thinks that he’s not getting enough recognition for his service in war times. When Iago starts spreading rumors about Desdemona cheating on Othello with Cassio, it causes Othello’s jealousy to grow until eventually he kills both of them (and himself).

The play is about the general’s jealous streak that leads to his downfall. He is a very religious man, but he doesn’t have faith in God when things go wrong; instead, he puts all of his trust into Iago.

When Iago is telling Othello that he should kill Desdemona, he says: “Put money in thy purse.” This quote means that you can’t just sit around and let things happen to you. You must take action and make your own fate. I think this is an important lesson for all of us to learn because there are many times in our lives when we’re given opportunities but don’t take them because we’re too scared.


Hamlet is a play about a young prince who is in love with his girlfriend, Ophelia. However, his mother wants him to marry someone else and she manipulates him into doing so. The prince struggles with this decision because he doesn’t want to hurt Ophelia’s feelings or go against his own heart. He also has some serious issues with his mother and how much influence she has over him, and whether or not she’s trying to kill off her husband!

In the end, the prince is forced to choose between his own happiness and the happiness of others. He makes a difficult decision that causes a rift between him and Ophelia but also allows him to become a stronger person.

Suitable plays 

These plays are suitable for parents to watch with their children. The themes of these plays are family relationships, love and friendship, trust, and the importance of family. They can be watched as a family or in groups of friends who are looking for something entertaining that doesn’t include violence or sex scenes.


The most important thing is to make sure that you’re both having fun. If the play is too difficult for your child, don’t force her to do it. You can also try asking her what she would like to see. Maybe she wants to try something different than what you thought!

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