Lecture: Two Gentlemen of Verona

Event details

  • Wednesday | May 25, 2016
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • The Free Library of Philadelphia; 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Parkway Central Library)
  • Box Office: 215-496-8001

Two Gentlemen of Verona: Shakespeare Before He Was “Shakespeare””
Led by scholar-in-residence, Dr. Annalisa Castaldo

Many scholars consider this Shakespeare’s very first play. So what is Shakespearean juvenilia like? On the good side, there’s some beautiful verse, the first female heroine to disguise herself as a boy, and noble outlaws. On the bad side, one of the “gentlemen” is a rapist and the other “gentleman” offers the rapist the woman he loves as a token of their friendship.

Admission is free with advance registration. Lecture is held at The Free Library of Philadelphia (Parkway Central). Free street parking after 5pm.