Shakespeare's Globe

The Two Gentlemen of Verona [1996]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Jack Shepherd

Although The Two Gentlemen of Verona is first mentioned by the critic Francis Meres in 1598, the play may in fact be Shakespeare’s first work for the stage and proposed dates for its composition have ranged from 1590 to 1595. Its earliest publication was in the First Folio of 1623, as the second play, following The Tempest. So, it is only fitting that the first season of the rebuilt Globe began with a thoroughly modern production of this piece.


  • Designer Susan Coates
  • Composer Claire van Kampen


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