Morality in The Two Gentleman of Verona

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Morality in The Two Gentleman of Verona Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Mr. Wolfe, depicted an excellent plot through strong acting and characterization. In addition it possessed humor that perfectly affixed into the era of the sixties. The play was transformed from it's original time era and placed in the sixties. The main plot outline surrounds two gentleman from Verona who were best friends. These two best friends named Valentine and Proteus were played by Geoffrey Kidwell, and Noah Silverman. The story really begins when Valentine leaves Verona. He is then banished from the next city he enters, Milan. During his time spent in Milan Valentine falls in love with a young women, Sylvia, played by Katie Moran. However he is torn away from her when he is banished. Then Proteus, his best friend, betrays him. Proteus persues Sylvia, although he already has a fiancée, Julia, played by Stephanie Nealy. Proteus experiences true loneliness when he is rejected by Sylvia and dumped by fiancée. Julia rides off with Speed, a servant/messenger of Valentine, played by Ronald Del Castillo. Thus the moral and theme of the story surrounds the idea of friendship and betrayal. Ronald Del Castillo, Speed, had very good vocal choices. He played a messenger/servant who was always on the run. Speed used a bicycle or rolerblades, to give the effect of constant movement. Thus, he rapidly talked like he acted, to demonstrate his sense of chaos and lack of control. His physical and vocal choices showed he was a messenger or servant and was always on the move needing to be somewhere. His choices definitely were very effective. The next character had some opposite and alike characteristics but also effectively fulfilled his chara... ... middle of paper ... ...ned with anything else. Everything in the play should be flowing perfectly and the audience should be taken captive by the actors/actresses. That is when you know you have a good play. In conclusion, Mr. Wolfe's production of The Two Gentleman of Verona, was extremely well don. Not only did the costumes, setting, characters, acting, lighting and direction, actively portray the play but they contributed into making it more lively and interesting. The choices of these facts had a positive impact on the production. The show possessed humor, direction, and creativity, three factors essential in putting on a great performance. I personally enjoyed the modern rewrite of the play and favored the bright colors of the costume, settings and character development. Overall I feel that this play had an excellent performance and demonstrated an important moral in life!

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