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Shakespeare's Plays Available in Streaming: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

"The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1589 and 1593. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare's first play, and is often seen as showing his first tentative steps in laying out some of the themes and motifs with which he would later deal in more detail; for example, it is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy. The play deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behavior of people in love."


The Two Gentlemen of Verona (BBC Worldwide)
"Directed by Don Taylor. Performed by Frank Barrie, Tessa Peake-Jones, Hetta Charnley, Tyler Butterworth, John Hudson, Nicholas Kaby, Michael Byrne, and John Woodnutt. Costumes by Dinah Collin. Produced by Shaun Sutton. BBC Worldwide, 1983, 2 hours 13 minutes."

The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Royal Shakespeare Company)
"Captured live in Stratford-upon-Avon, this adaptation marked the first time in 45 years that The Two Gentlemen of Verona had been performed in a full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage."