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Solving the Ending

Let’s feature for discussion the famous lines at the end of the play around the extremely awkward attempted rape and how the gents are able to put it behind them. The moment is eggy for everyone.  Julia has a tough swoon, Slivia has to bite her tongue, Valentine has to forgive the unforgivable, and Proteus […]

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Two Gents Act 3, Scene 1 – United Nations grounds, Geneva

There are some things I didn’t read particularly well I’m afraid.  The vanished/banished jokes for example, after further watching (of myself), should really be pronounced as two syllable words, not three (vanished, not vanishéd)… There are a few things I want to point out in this passage:   DUKE            No, trust me; she is peevish, […]

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Two Gents Act 1, Scene 1 – Stratford-upon-Avon, England – THE VERY BEGINNING

And……we’re off!  The very first installment of Shakespeare Aloud.  Thanks to Dr. Nicholas Walton, scholar, writer and professor at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust here in Stratford, Yorick and I have been given permission to film my first scene of the first Shakespeare play in the canon, right outside his actual birthplace. Nick and I discussed […]

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