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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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"The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Clip 1)"
Excerpt from Act 3, Scene 1 : Milan. The Duke's palace.

Actor: Jo Stone-Fewings (Valentine)

Clip length: 1 min 11 sec
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"The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Clip 2)"
Excerpt from Act 2, Scene 3 : The same. A street.

Actor: Adrian Schiller (Lance)

Clip length: 2 min 56 sec
  Performed by:
The Royal Shakespeare Company (www.rsc.org.uk)

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Synopsis:

There's something about Silvia that makes two brothers fall madly in love with her. But when she gives her heart to Valentine, the losers' conduct is anything but gentlemanly.

"The Two Gentlemen of Verona" – a tale of men behaving very badly indeed.

Rated PG. Romantic comedy. Contains yet more scenes of cross dressing.

"Take a close friend – they'll be your lover by the end of the show."
- Martin Gigolo

History:

Probably written in 1590

First published in 1623

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You can read the full text of
"The Two Gentlemen of Verona" at MIT.edu:
"Two Gentlemen of Verona: Entire Play"

You can find a full synopsis of
"The Two Gentlemen of Verona" at Bardweb.net:
"Shakespeare Resource Center - The Two Gentlemen of Verona"

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