Tag Archives: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Making Shakespeare Brand-new: A Tribute to Michael Bogdanov

Making Shakespeare Brand-new: A Tribute to Michael Bogdanov (15 December 1938 – 16 April 2017) by Paul Edmondson I first met Michael Bogdanov in 2008, when he came to take part in a study day on Hamlet at the Shakespeare Centre. He had directed the play five times in a theatrical career that spanned well […]

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The Plays We Overlook: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is Shakespeare’s bromance. Gentlemen only in the sense that they don’t have to work for a living, Valentine and Proteus are buddies no mere woman can separate. It’s unquestionably very early Shakespeare—a “laboratory,” as the Oxford Shakespeare editors put it, for a plethora of ideas used more successfully in later […]

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How did they (behave in the audience) in The Two Gentlemen of Verona

This is the actor’s eye view of the auditorium at the RST – imagine it full of people, the audience. There is a performance on the stage perhaps you are playing Valentine in The Two Gentleman of Verona, it is beginning of act five, scene four, you have just entered alone to do your soliloquy […]

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Year of Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Two Gents Productions, dir. by Arne Pohlmeier, 9 May 2012 at The Globe, London By Penelope Woods, Queen Mary University of London / The Globe With a […]

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Shakespeare’s Sources – The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Continuing my series on the sources for Shakespeare’s plays, I turn my attention to The Two Gentlemen of Verona. This is one of those plays were there is at least one very clear source, a Spanish pastoral romance called Diana Enamorada, written by Jorge de Montemayor and published in 1542. Shakespeare probably had access to […]

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Much Ado about ‘Much Ado’

To the Wyndham’s theatre last Thursday to see Josie Rourke’s production of Much Ado About Nothing starring David Tennant as Benedick and Catherine Tate as Beatrice. A small coach full of colleagues (staff and volunteers) from The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust made the much anticipated jaunt down from Stratford-upon-Avon. We were not disappointed, and it was […]

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