Event The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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Venue Everest Theatre, Chippendale, NSW
First Date 3 November 1980
Opening Date 7 November 1980
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "The members of a Shakespeare Company came together to work on a six month research project. The aims was to study in detail and perform two of Shakespeare's plays, and the project has been pursued away from the time and money pressures of the five week rehearsal period which has become the tradition in Australian professional theatre.

The project was funded by an Australia Council 'Limited Life' grant. The work was undertaken on a full-time basis, but these productions were not regarded by the company as being the final result of months of work together, but simply as a stage in a mo
Description Source Article
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Name Function Notes
Ruth Cracknell Actor Silvia (or John Gaden) / Launce (or Arthur Dignam) / Host (or Arthur Dignam) / Outlaw
Arthur Dignam Actor Launce (or Ruth Cracknell) / Lucetta (or Kerry Walker) / Host (or Ruth Cracknell) / Outlaw
Drew Forsythe Actor Proteus (or John Howard or Kerry Walker) / Thurio (or John Howard) / Antonio (or John Howard)
John Gaden Actor Silvia (or Ruth Cracknell) / Speed (or John Howard or Kerry Walker) / Sir Eglamour (or John Howard or Kerry Walker)
Ron Haddrick Actor Julia (or Jennifer Hagan) / Duke (or Robert Menzies) / Panthino (or Robert Menzies)
Jennifer Hagan Actor Valentine (or Robert Menzies) / Julia (or Ron Haddrick)
John Howard Actor Proteus (or Drew Forsythe or Kerry Walker) / Thurio (or Drew Forsythe) / Speed (or John Gaden or Kerry Walker) / Antonio (or Drew Forysthe) / Sir Eglamour (or John Gaden or Kerry Walker)
Tony Mack Actor Outlaw / Ursula
Robert Menzies Actor Valentine (or Jennifer Hagan) / Duke (or Ron Haddrick) / Panthino (or Ron Haddrick)
Kerry Walker Actor Proteus (or Drew Forsythe or John Howard) / Speed (or John Gaden or John Howard) / Lucetta (or Arthur Dignam) / Sir Eglamour (or John Howard or John Gaden) / Outlaw
Rex Cramphorn Director
William Shakespeare Playwright
James Waites Researcher
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Book Performing Arts Year Book of Australia 1980
Event Identifier 134780