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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

July 30th - September 19thStudio TheatreTicket Info
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Stratford's Two Gentlemen of Verona...

“Within this misshapen frame are a couple of good scenes and one interesting performance….Gareth Potter’s baby-faced Proteus, who passes with seeming ingenuousness from one deceit to the next”

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Pity the director trying to make...

“it can’t be said Shakespeare’s portrait of young love, friendship and betrayal doesn’t ring true today. Just look over the shoulder of your adolescent son or daughter as they are texting…The two servants Speed (Bruce Dow) and Launce (Robert Persichini) get most of the laughs.”

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Shakespeare reinterpretation unreel

“Gabourie, it seems, believes that most of us look at the work in the wrong light by considering it a mere comedy, subscribing instead to a thesis advanced years ago by one Bernard Shaw, who suggested…that the work was “a vaudeville,” which is a completely different kettle of fish.” 4/5 Stars

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A so-so Shakespearian debut

“Dean Gabourie makes a so-so Shakespearean debut with a vaudeville and silent-film-inspired production…Dion Johnstone finally gets to play the nice guy he so obviously is, while Gareth Potter makes a charming scamp out of the sociopathic Proteus.” 2.5/4 Stars

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Nothing we can laugh about

“Sometimes everything goes wrong with a production right from the very start…Dean Gabourie has put a heavy hand and a period concept on the script, both of which do a pretty efficient job of making things neither exciting nor interesting. 1/4 Stars

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