Morality in The Two Gentleman of Verona
Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Mr. Wolfe, depicted an excellent plot
through strong acting and characterization. In addition it possessed humor that perfectly
affixed into the era of the sixties. The play was transformed from it's original time era and
placed in the sixties. The main plot outline surrounds two gentleman from Verona who
were best friends. These two best friends named Valentine and Proteus were played by
Geoffrey Kidwell, and Noah Silverman. The story really begins when Valentine leaves
Verona. He is then banished from the next city he enters, Milan. During his time spent in
Milan Valentine falls in love with a young women, Sylvia, played by Katie Moran.
However he is torn away from her when he is banished. Then Proteus, his best friend,
betrays him. Proteus persues Sylvia, although he already has a fiancée, Julia, played by
Stephanie Nealy. Proteus experiences true loneliness when he is rejected by Sylvia and
dumped by fiancée. Julia rides off with Speed, a servant/messenger of Valentine, played by
Ronald Del Castillo. Thus the moral and theme of the story surrounds the idea of
friendship and betrayal.
Ronald Del Castillo, Speed, had very good vocal choices. He played a
messenger/servant who was always on the run. Speed used a bicycle or rolerblades, to
give the effect of constant movement. Thus, he rapidly talked like he acted, to
demonstrate his sense of chaos and lack of control. His physical and vocal choices showed
he was a messenger or servant and was always on the move needing to be somewhere. His
choices definitely were very effective. The next character had some opposite and alike
characteristics but also effectively fulfilled his character. Thomas Odell, who played
Launce, was Proteus's servant. His character was somewhat quaint, but was very funny.
He had a lot of curved physical choices, like his walk. He always had a sense of
bewilderment on his face. He was always walking around, almost as if he was lost, and
tangled up with his leash from his dog. His vocal and physical choices completely fulfilled
his character in showing he was a bewildered and chaotic servant.
The first costume that was very effective was worn by Katie Moran, Sylvia. It was
almost as though she was a Marilyn Monroe look a like. Her costume consisted of a
blonde wig on and a brightly colored dress. The dress she wore was a red shiny dress. This
dress make her look sexy in order to draw attention to her. When she came on stage she
caught your eye. Her dress didn't really have a time and setting effect but, it was very
important. It made her a very important character and a wanted character by everyone in
the play. This, is the reason that Valentine and Proteus fell in love with her. The Director's
concept of this costume was to make this character very significant and it was efficiently
achieved by giving her a bright costume. The next costume was that of Thomas...