Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona

John Guare, Mel Shapiro, Galt MacDermot, William Shakespeare

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Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona

John Guare, Mel Shapiro, Galt MacDermot, William Shakespeare

Overview

Based on William Shakespeare’s comedy of the same name, Two Gentlemen of Verona tells the story of lifelong friends Proteus and Valentine, who leave their rural hometown to experience life in urban Milan. Valentine falls in love with Sylvia, whose father has betrothed her against her will to the wealthy but undesirable Thurio, and plots to win her hand. Disregarding his loyalty to Valentine and his hometown sweetheart, Julia, Proteus also sets his sights on Sylvia. He plans to expose his friend's intentions to her father, have Valentine banished from Milan, and claim her for himself.

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  • Genre: Adaptations (Shakespeare), Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Multicultural casting
  • Target Audience: Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

John Guare

John Guare's plays include Lydie Breeze; Bosoms and Neglect; The House of Blue Leaves, which won an Obie and NY Drama Critics Circle Award for the Best American Play of 1970-71 and four Tonys in its 1986 Lincoln Center revival; and Six Degrees of Separation, which received th ...
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Mel Shapiro

Mel Shapiro's off-Broadway productions include the original staging of John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves, which won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play in 1971, and Rachel Owen's The Karl Marx Play for the American Place Theatre. London product ...

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Galt MacDermot

Galt MacDermot (1928-2018). Two-time Grammy and Tony-award winning composer Galt MacDermot is best known for the music he wrote for the Broadway scores of Hair and Two Gentlemen of Verona. He garnered his first Grammy for the song "African Waltz" in 1960. His work spans the g ...

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