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The Two Gentleman of Verona. July 2006

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona is about young people – passionate, treacherous, insecure and hormonal, standing on the brink of the rest of their lives.

 

Valentine quits Verona to see the world, heads off to Milan and falls for the beautiful Silvia, only for his supposed best mate Proteus to follow on his heels and – casting off his own beloved, Julia like a dog, and turning into a remorseless rival for Silvia’s hand.

Proteus sets out to betray his unsuspecting friend, only to find that both Silvia and Julia have a thing or two to teach him about loyalty and love.

A young man’s folly drives the action in what may have been Shakespeare’s first comedy: a madcap romp that bubbles over with the playwright’s own youthful energy.

Published on: July 13th, 2006

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