Friday, May 20, 2011

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Or as I like to call it, "A Gentleman and a Jerk of Verona." Seriously, Proteus had lots of problems...

Two Gentlemen of Verona is thought by some to be Shakespeare's first play, or at least one of the first. shows. It was interesting an' all, just not nearly as good as some of the Bard of Avon's other plays.

Best Character: Julia. She was the first of Shakespeare's many great heroines to dress as a boy, you gotta love her just for that. But also, she held up very well watching the man she loved court another woman, just days after he had declared his undying love to her and her alone.

Worst Character: Proteus, of course. He was seriously messed up, dude. Seriously. One day, he is a loyal best friend and loves Julia with all his heart. The next day, he betrays his best friend and causes him to be banished, and he no longer loved Julia and tells everyone that she is dead. And all because of a woman, a woman who doesn't even like him. The jerk.

So we see, love is not only blind, but deaf, dumb, and stupid.

I did really like Launce and his dog Crab, though. They were great. '

In a word: Short.

(I read the entire play in one day. I've never done that before and I really don't think I will ever be able to do it again...)

Rated: PG

Crowning moment: I guess the end, when Valentine rescued Silvia from his insane friend and the said insane friend got his head back on strait and remembered that he loved Julia.

Hey, ol' Will had to start somewhere, right?

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