Sunday, January 5, 2014

Review: Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare
My rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Once finished with Shakespeare's first play, it's clear that it's a first work that when compared to later works doesn't stand up. There are funny interludes with Speed and Launce, however they are few and far between. The boy actor playing a girl character who disguises herself as a boy, which Shakespeare famously uses first appears hear. The conflict between Valentine and Proteus appears and disappears within the same scheme within a matter of lines, which shows how much Shakespeare will progress in the future.

In the end, Two Gentlemen is a good first impression but overall it's not satisfying

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