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RSC Live: Two Gentleman of Verona

October 11 - 15, 2014

For the first time in 45 years, Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy returns to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage in a lively, modern version filled with music and color. This wry comment on friendship and love takes us from the controlled world of Italian high-society into the wildness of the forest where, it seems, anything can happen.

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$20 | $15 Members | $19 Seniors & Youth
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Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, best friends Valentine and Proteus both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals' affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy. His production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre. 


★★★★ "There's a lovely summery feel to Simon Godwin's nimble-footed modern-dress production of this early Shakespeare comedy; it's a stylish and confident RSC debut" - Evening Standard | Read the full review

★★★★ 'Director Simon Godwin eagerly explores the light and dark sides of romance in a striking RSC debut. A delightful evening!" - Guardian | Read the full review

★★★★ "An absolute treat…catch it on the big screen!" - Whatsonstage | Read the full review

Director: Simon Goodwin
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2014
Running Time: 210 Minutes
Website: Official Film Website
Language: English