The Oxford Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

William Shakespeare
Edited by Roger Warren
Published by Oxford University Press

This hilarious story of romance and rivalry is thought to be Shakespeare’s first play, written before he moved to London. Published by Oxford University Press.

Valentine and Proteus leave their home of Verona for Milan with very different aims: Valentine wishes to see the world while Proteus longs to return home to his sweetheart Julia. But when the two young men meet Silvia, daughter of the Duke, their friendship turns to a deadly rivalry... 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is now thought to be Shakespeare’s first comedy, possibly written as early as 1590, before he moved to London. Most people know it for the song ’Who is Silvia?’, so beautifully set to music by Franz Schubert, and the dog, Crab, who steals the scene from the much put-upon servant Lance.

Printed on Caxton Wove Off-White paper
Bound in buckram with a printed paper label
Coloured endpapers
200 pages
Spine blocked in gold
Head and tail bands
8¾” x 5½”
Published by Oxford University Press

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