Southwest Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona Brings Rampant 16th-Century Sexism to Mesa

The setup: Most scholars think The Two Gentlemen of Verona was William Shakespeare's first play (that anyone knows about). It's a lightweight romantic comedy with a terrible, terrible ending. A guy forgives his best friend for attempting to rape his fiancée, everyone forgives everyone for everything else (about 400% more plausible), and it's double-wedding time.

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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
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