"Uproariously entertaining" The Guardian
"Playful and inclusive" Blogging Shakespeare
"Utterly delightful" The Arts Desk
"Triumphantly energetic" Afridiziak
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You can buy or rent Two Gents' performance of Two Gentlemen of Verona at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
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Shakespeare's first play is re-told as an energetic examination of love and friendship in Zimbabwean 'township' style
Two great friends, Valentine and Proteus, vie for the love of the same woman. When Valentine is banished, their friendship is threatened and only through disguise, deception and intrigue are they reconciled. In a broad, loud, triumphantly energetic 'township' style the two actors slip into all of the play's fifteen characters – from amorous suitors to sullen daughters, depressed servants and even a dog! Using little to no props, a few items of clothing and a set that consists of no more than a trunk, the actors explore the text’s nuances from a distinctly Zimbabwean perspective, bringing Shakespeare’s verse to life in new and unfamiliar cadences.
Miss the show the first time round? You can buy or rent Two Gents' performance of Two Gentlemen of Verona at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
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