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Summary

The Two Gentlemen of Valasna is an adaptation of William Shapkespeare's early romantic comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The setting for this adaptation is 19th-century India during the time of British rule - 1857 to be precise, during the weeks leading up to the Indian mutiny. This recording was originally produced for BBC Radio 3 and was recorded entirely in India using local Bollywood actors, Indian TV celebrities, and actors from the Indian English theatre tradition. This is a highly entertaining and unusual dramatisation well worthy of reaching an international audience.
©2008 CSA Word; (P)2008 CSA Word

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  • Mary
  • 21-05-08

over and over again

Because there are no breaks in the recording, either you listen to the whole thing at once, or you start over every time. I found this frustrating.

Two Gentlemen of Verona is one of my least-favorite Shakespeare plays because I find Proteus intolerable. Setting it in India gave it some freshness. And the characters did a good job. But the performance did not convert me.