On Thursday 20 November, a group of students from 10T had the opportunity to watch a live performance via video link form the Royal Shakespeare Company - The Two Gentleman of Verona.
The Shakespearean play focuses on two best friends - Valentine and Proteus who after going on a trip to Milan for an adventure, end up falling in love with the same girl, Sylvia. However, Proteus has already shown his love for Julia at home in Verona. The play demonstrates friendship and the importance of forgiveness – as said by Pearl Chanda, who plays Julia.
Simon Godwin, associate director of the royal court, kept the play's authenticity by preserving the Shakespearian language whilst also setting the scene in the modern day.
There was a lot of humour, making it more entertaining than other plays. There was also a great storyline, meaning we were more engaged. Even though it was quite hard to understand the Shakespearian language, we still managed to keep up with the story.
In conclusion, The Two Gentleman of Verona, is a much underrated story that relates to younger and older audiences without being too overdramatic like a lot of other Shakespeare stories.
Article by: Erin, Nithasha, Sabrah and Chanel 10T
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