The Two Gentlemen of Verona


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(4.5 stars; 16 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

(4 stars)

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