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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

1. 0 - Dramatis Personae
2. 1 - Act 1
3. 2 - Act 2
4. 3 - Act 3
5. 4 - Act 4
6. 5 - Act 5

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Summary

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is the earliest comedy written by Shakespeare (and possibly his first play), probably written around 1590-91. It focuses on two friends, Valentine and Proteus, whose friendship is disrupted by their mutual passion for the lovely Silvia. Proteus jilts Julia in order to pursue Silvia; she responds by enlisting the help of her maid Lucetta to dress as a boy and go after Proteus. The play also includes some wonderfully comic supporting characters, particularly Launce and his scene-stealing dog Crab.