Two Gentlemen of Verona | Literature Criticism The Two Gentlemen of Verona on Stage: Protean Problems and Protean Solutions

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Carol J. Carlisle, University of South Carolina
Patty S. Derrick, University of Pittsburgh

In the theater, as in the study, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, possibly Shakespeare's earliest comedy, has traditionally been one of his least popular plays. By our present count, there have been just twenty-four productions of it on the London stage since Shakespeare's time, and seven of these were first seen elsewhere.1 At Stratford-upon-Avon there have been only ten since the annual Festivals began there in 1879. Most of the productions in these two major centers have been in the twentieth century, the greater number in the second half. The play has also been produced three times by the BBC, twice on radio and once on television. In New York, as one would expect, Two Gentlemen has had a much slighter stage...

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