Globe to Globe: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2012)
Performed in Shona with English subtitles. A two-man Zimbabwean riot of love, friendship and betrayal. From Verona to Milan, via Harare and Bulawayo, two great friends, Valentine and Proteus, vie for the love of the same woman.
'O heaven, were man but constant, he were perfect.'
Part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival.
A two-man Zimbabwean riot of love, friendship and betrayal. From Verona to Milan, via Harare and Bulawayo, two great friends, Valentine and Proteus, vie for the love of the same woman. In a triumphantly energetic 'township' style, Denton Chikura and Tonderai Munyevu slip into all of the play's 15 characters, from amorous suitors to sullen daughters, depressed servants and even a dog - in this new, specially commissioned translation.
Valentine and Proteus, two firm friends from Verona, find their relationship put to the test when they both fall in love with the same woman. When Proteus's father sends him away from Verona and the woman he loves, he finds himself falling for Valentine’s beloved, Silvia. Both men forget their friendship and wrangle for her affection, but, after a series of mishaps and mistaken identities, the two couples are reunited and reconciled in marriage.
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