The Two Gentlemen of Verona


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(4.4 stars; 19 reviews)

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is the earliest comedy written by Shakespeare (and possibly his first play), probably written around 1590-91. It focuses on two friends, Valentine and Proteus, whose friendship is disrupted by their mutual passion for the lovely Silvia. Proteus jilts Julia in order to pursue Silvia; she responds by enlisting the help of her maid Lucetta to dress as a boy and go after Proteus. The play also includes some wonderfully comic supporting characters, particularly Launce and his scene-stealing dog Crab. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast:
Antonio: Ernst Pattynama
Duke of Milan/First Outlaw: Algy Pug
Eglamour: Amy Gramour
Host: Adrian Praetzellis
Julia: Elizabeth Klett
Launce: Arielle Lipshaw
Lucetta: Availle
Panthino: Peter Bishop
Proteus: Denny Sayers
Second Outlaw: Christopher Sanner
Silvia: Elizabeth Barr
Speed: David Goldfarb
Third Outlaw: Jared Klett
Thurio: Matthew Reece
Valentine: mb
Narrator: Elizabeth Klett
And featuring Oscar as Crab the dog.

Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

(2 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Dramatis Personae 1:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 1 21:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 35:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 25:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 26:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 15:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

The perfect play.

(5 stars)

My favorite play. It is about about friendship, betrayal, love, grief, and reconciliation. The perfect Drama.

(4 stars)

Tecgnical quality of Silvia recording poor. I hate how DB pauses randomly.