The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare. Believed to have been written between 1589 and 1592. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare's first play. Deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behaviour of people in love. [1]

Performance history in South Africa

First South African Performance in 18**??*

1993: Presented by CAPAB Drama at Maynardville, first performance 20 January 1993, directed by Ralph Lawson, designs by Keith Anderson, lighting by Malcolm Hurrell, music by David Nissen. The cast included Gavin van der Berg, David Germond, Lawrence Hilton, Claire Watling, Deirdre Wolhuter, Neels Coetzee, Blaise Koch, Michelle Scott, Jonathan Pienaar, Sizwe Msutu, Phillip Boucher, Anthony Bishop, Jana van Niekerk, Alex Ferns, André Samuels, Ivan Abrahams, Peter Butler, David Nissen.

2003: Staged at Maynardville in January 2003, directed by Marthinus Basson, with Brett Goldin, Steven Pillemer, Rolanda Marais, Lika van den Bergh, Sonia Esgueira, David Dennis, Graham Weir, Heinrich Reisenhofer, Mzwakhe Kheswa and Jason Ralph.

Translations and adaptations


Maynardville theatre programme, 1993

Copy of Neels Coetzee's script for the CAPAB 1993 production, found in the Stellenbosch Drama Department archives in 2022.

Sunday Independent, 26 January 2003.

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