Tag: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Treehouse Shakespeare Ensemble) @ The Wharf Loft

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Treehouse Shakespeare Ensemble) @ The Wharf Loft

    Perhaps there’s no such thing as Free Love. Treehouse Shakespeare Ensemble’s small-scale production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona sought to tackle the contradictions in the play by setting it in Italy’s turbulent 1970s, where the rustic old world met the cosmopolitan fashion scene, and the hippie movement bumped up against the influence of the […]

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC) @ The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, via RSC Live

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC) @ The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, via RSC Live

    Much was made during last night’s live broadcast of the RSC’s Two Gentlemen of Verona of the fact that it has been in the region of forty-five years since the play last made it onto the main stage at Stratford. One of the great things about the current trundle through the canon is that it insists on […]

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory) @ The Tobacco Factory

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory) @ The Tobacco Factory

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona is the first Shakespearean comedy tackled at the Tobacco Factory’s annual season since a sophisticated, gentle Comedy of Errors two years ago. Director Andrew Hilton, approaching another early comedy, took a remarkably similar approach: Edwardians in Western Europe, influence from comedy of manners and a literate, polite approach to the play’s bawdy. Unlike The Comedy […]

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Two Gents Productions) @ Lakeside Arts Centre

    Follow-up to Two Gentlemen of Verona; or, Vakomana Vaviri ve Zimbabwe (Two Gents Productions) @ North Wall Oxford from The Bardathon It’s been two and a half years since I last saw Two Gents Productions perform their debut show, and a lot has changed in the meantime. I won’t offer a full fresh review here as my last blog covers […]

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona; or, Vakomana Vaviri ve Zimbabwe (Two Gents Productions) @ North Wall Oxford

    Two Gents Productions are a three-man company made up of performers Denton Chikura and Tonderai Munyevu, and director Arne Pohlmeier. As their name suggests, the company was founded as a result of the trio’s work on their devised production of Two Gentlemen of Verona, retitled Vakomana Vaviri ve Zimbabwe. While the company have since begun producing other work, 2009 saw their profile enormously […]

  • Before The Bardathon

    As we enter the final week of my year-long project, I’m going to be posting a few retrospective entries in addition to the final couple of reviews. First up, I thought for interest I’d mention my PREVIOUS Shakespeare theatre-going. I haven’t been attending the theatre as long as many people think. Being a Northerner born-and-bred, and not […]

  • Nós do Morro/Gallery 37 post-show talk @ The Courtyard Theatre

    Just a few extra notes about the post–show talk from yesterday’s performance. Much of the start of the talk was devoted to the two groups telling each other how much they meant to each other. While admittedly a little cringy in places, it was actually quite moving, particularly listening to how the city kids from […]

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Nós do Morro/Gallery 37) @ The Courtyard Theatre

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Nós do Morro/Gallery 37) @ The Courtyard Theatre

    I’d been looking forward to this play as one of the more unusual productions– a Brazillian community theatre group, Nos do Morro, joining forces with a Birmingham urban youth project, Gallery 37. It was certainly very good– a young and energetic cast really put their hearts and souls into it. The large Chorus became walls […]