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Two Gentlemen of Verona Reviews

Festival Amphitheatre (Garden Grove, CA)

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27 ratings
4.2 average rating
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27 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 15 2010

The cast was well spoken and the performance was only diminished by my lack of familiarity with the Shakespearean dialogue. It seemed mostly true to the book although the production was a mix of period costume and contemporary dress. I liked the...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 15 2010

Perfect evening under a cloudy sky after a blistering hot day. Acting was quite good, particularly the leads, and direction was especially creative, with Shakespearian language made easily understandable. Pace good.

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172 reviews
58 stars
attended Jul 23 2010

Enjoyable performance. Pleasant evening under the stars.

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24 reviews
43 stars
attended Jul 31 2010

First rate performance - we are privileged to have such a professional group here in O.C. The actors were all great but the dog stole the show!
Highly recommended.

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17 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 31 2010

The actor who played Valentine appeared to struggle with conveying the appropriate emotion for his dialogue to the point of being wooden at times. The rest of the cast picked up the slack nicely. The dog was definitely the show stealer of the...continued

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108 reviews
283 stars
attended Jul 23 2010

A Shakespeare play not often produced; in this case semi-translated in time from Elizabethan [in Verona] to Modern times [in Padua]. Of course the verse remained invariant, but the action, drama and non-verbal communications all fit the respective...continued

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28 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

The theatre is small yet all the seats are adequate. The actors were quite good. Overall an enjoyable evening.

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22 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 31 2010

A fun evening enhanced by the pre show lecture by a Chapman U. professor. This Shakespeare Company attends to detail and enunciation, so every word is heard and the story line is clear.

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21 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

I've seen many live productions and probably most of the movies available that are based on Shakespeare plays. I'm not a Shakespeare expert, but certainly an enthusiast. This production was very enjoyable. I enjoyed the schtick with the dog. ...continued

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15 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 17 2010

Very good production of this play. The pre play was also very entaining.

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10 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 23 2010

I have seen a lot of plays at the amphitheater and they are all top notch, but I liked this one the best! I loved the contemporary feel to it and the casting was perfection. Even those who feel trepidation toward Shakespeare will love this.

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10 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 23 2010

It is one of Shakespears early plays thus easier to follow. Cast was excellent and made the most of their part. The changing from 1600's to contemporary tome when they got to Milan was very effective. Worth spending time with good production.

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 15 2010

Energetic performances in intimate setting. Even with lack of famialiarity with Shakespearean English the comedy is easy to follow. Great talent lurks under the cover of general media coverage.

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7 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 31 2010

The value of "under the stars" is not to be underestimated - the outdoor theatre is an experience in itself. I loved the dog. The play was mostly a modern interpretation - light and pleasant.

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5 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 15 2010

The setting is lovely, and we had front row seats.
I usually dislike when directors set Shakespeare in a different time period, but setting the Verona scenes in Elizabethan times and Milan scenes in the present worked supprisingly well.

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4 reviews
15 stars
attended Jul 22 2010

Outstanding. Great acting, even the dog. And it played in a beautiful venue.

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4 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 29 2010

We had very good seats.We could hear every word.
The acting is agreable with the story even if it is in modern times.We had a ver pleasent evening.
Thank You

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 23 2010

Good show! A fun and modern twist on a classic.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 23 2010

Loved the performance, especially Crabbe the dog. Not often you see a dog who knows Shakespeare. He remembered his lines perfectly!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

This is one of Shakespeare's most entertaining plays. Not a lot of substance but very clever dialogue.

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