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VIRTUAL Folger ENCORES: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"
Gentlemen of Verona from Folger and Fiasco Theater
Today we are
revisiting Shakespeare’s play The Two Gentlemen of Verona,
which was a world premiere production that was debuted by Folger
and Fiasco Theater.
Two Gents is brimming with massive themes of romantic love,
camaraderie, identity, and loyalty. With so many big ideas at play,
the physical world of this production embraced simplicity. There
was a very simple scenic setting that allowed the focus to be on
the text of the play and the performances of the company.
As co-director, Jessie
Austrian, who also introduces this selection says, “this style
of performance is thrilling and it’s also scary because we can’t
get away with any tricks…the acting requires honesty and abandon.
Period. It’s a wonderful challenge.”
In the scene shared
today, Proteus’ servant Lance, played here by Tony Award
nominee Andy Grotelueschen, recounts the mournful
goings-on of his family to his faithful dog, Crab, played by Zachary
Fine. Zachary won a Helen Hayes Award for this
We hope you enjoy
this and other ENCORES to come. Keep an eye on your inbox as we
continue to share our favorite moments from the Folger stage.
Gather your team and put on your thinking caps. Join us this Saturday, April 23, at 4pm ET to celebrate the Bard’s Birthday with a Virtual Trivia Game.
This fast-paced, multi-round quiz will cover everything from
general knowledge to pop culture. With ticket-giveaways, exclusive
content from the Folger, and sneak-peaks at this summer’s
production ofA Midsummer Night’s Dream, this is a fun-filled afternoon that you won’t want
More birthday fun? Celebrate all
weekend long by sharing your own creations on social
media using the hashtag #ShareYourShakespeare.
celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday, the Folger also celebrates an
important milestone - we turn 90 years old this year! As a
special way of celebrating, and for a limited time only, you'll
receive a copy of Foliomania!: Stories Behind
Shakespeare's Most Important Book when you make a gift
of $90 or more to the Folger.