A poster for the play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona'

Parking Shakespeare to stage 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona'

This comedy, which is directed by Jordi Centelles, will be playing at Parc de l'Estació del Nord from 20 July to 6 August.

For the ninth consecutive summer Parking Shakespeare is bringing a play by the Bard to an open air venue in the city, and for free. While last year Marc Rosich directed a production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, this year Jordi Centelles will be responsible for a Catalan language adaptation of The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Parc dels Til·lers del Parc de l'Estació del Nord from 20 July to 6 August, every day of the week except Wednesdays and always beginning at 7pm.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is one of Shakespeare's first comedies and was possibly written around 1590, though we aren't sure when it was first staged. We do, however, know that the earliest printed copy of the play dates from 1623. The text is about friendship and love, and is based on the story of two friends, Valentino and Proteus. The issue raised is whether friendship is more important than the relationship between two lovers. In the Renaissance there was a current of thought that gave more importance to friendship than to love, because the first was synonymous with the purest relationship that could exist between two people.

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Publication date: Monday, 17 July 2017
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