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Shakespeare coming back to Phillips Park with Two Gentlemen of Verona this Sat.

 


Bring a blanket or chairs, snacks and the whole family for one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies when Shakespeare in the Park returns to Phillips Park on Saturday, July 6 at 4 p.m.

Friendship, love, betrayal, jealousy, and a bit with a dog – all these abound in William Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona. When his best friend Valentine travels to court and falls in love with Sylvia, Protheus follows him and tries to steal her away despite leaving his love, Julia at home. Julia is determined to be with Protheus, and disguises herself as a boy in order to travel safely, but upon finding his heart to be with another, she resigns herself to be his servant. Speed, Launce and Crab (his dog) round out the characters in this comic romp.

This play is performed using the Unrehearsed Cue Script Technique, an Historically Informed Practice that is based upon the working conditions of Shakespeare’s own company and further developed by NRTC.

 

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