The Two Gentlemen of Verona

William SHAKESPEARE (1564 - 1616)

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

Genre(s): Comedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dramatis Personae Group 00:01:55
Play 02 Act 1 Group 00:21:39
Play 03 Act 2 Group 00:35:48
Play 04 Act 3 Group 00:25:07
Play 05 Act 4 Group 00:26:30
Play 06 Act 5 Group 00:15:59