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‘A roaring success’: The Show Must Go Online’s Shakespeare series makes an impressive start

In Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Debbie GilpinLeave a Comment

Last week saw the first production of The Show Must Go Online, a series devised by Rob Myles (who Mind the Blog regulars will recognise from Merely Theatre’s Twelfth Night and his insight into Shakespeare dramaturgy) which will bring a different Shakespeare play to YouTube each week with a rotating cast of actors.

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THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA – Touring

In Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Matt MerrittLeave a Comment

Shakespeare’s early plays are often problematic, with the bawdier comedies such as The Comedy of Errors the faults are hidden within some gloriously silly slapstick, but in The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (quite possibly the first play in Will’s canon) the flaws are writ large. Nonetheless, Shakespeare’s Globe’s gloriously silly touring production makes for a largely enjoyable evening.

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA – Touring

In Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Matt MerrittLeave a Comment

Shakespeare’s early plays are often problematic, with the bawdier comedies such as The Comedy of Errors the faults are hidden within some gloriously silly slapstick, but in The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (quite possibly the first play in Will’s canon) the flaws are writ large. Nonetheless, Shakespeare’s Globe’s gloriously silly touring production makes for a largely enjoyable evening.