|Thursday, 3 March, 2005 11:02|
The Royal Shakespeare Company
Two Gentlemen of Verona||
The world renowned
theatre company is bringing its unique mobile auditorium with two brand new classic
productions to Portsmouth.
in Stratford-upon-Avon, the RSC regularly performs overseas and throughout the
UK bringing their work to towns and cities in their 500 seat mobile theatre.
spring, they hit the road once again with two productions, Shakespeare's political
thriller, Julius Caesar and the sparkling, hard-edged comedy The Two Gentlemen
Julius Caesar is a fast-paced dramatic play based on actual
historic events - Caesar's tyrannical rule of Rome which divides the city, the
Senators and his friends.
assassination sends the people into warring factions as the city descends into
bloody civil chaos. This version has an industrial edge and is set against the
state politics of contemporary Eastern Europe.
Two Gentlemen of Verona is a romantic comedy which sees Valentine and Proteus'
life long friendship tested to the limit as one betrays the other in matters of
love, honesty and integrity.
This version of one of Shakespeare's earliest
known works is set in the 1930's inspired by the jazz clubs, skyscrapers and Art
Deco fashion typified by the Chicago and New York societies of the time.
by one ensemble company, matinee and evening performances will take place over
the four day visit as part of the company's UK tour.
Royal Shakespeare Company
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Sports Centre, Portsmouth
26 - Fri 29th April, 2005
Box Office 02392 690011