The Shakespeare Festival was established in 1948 by Renato Simoni who staged Romeo and Juliet at the Roman Theatre and for sixty-four years it has been the main feature of Verona Theatrical Season. Directed by John Philip Madden and written by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, the film tells the fictional story of William Shakespeare's (Joseph Fiennes) composition of Romeo and Juliet. This was to convey the idea that the characters lived in a 'Garden of Courtly Love', which was slightly divorced from the everyday reality represented by Verona. The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Schlueter argues that the play provides possible evidence it was written to be performed and viewed primarily by a young audience, and as such, to be staged at university theatres, as opposed to public playhouses. [109], Taylor initially planned a representational setting for the film; Verona, Milan and the forest were all to be realistic. [120] BBC Third Programme aired another full production of the play in 1968, produced and directed by R.D. However, Valentine tells Proteus that he plans to free her by means of a corded ladder, and together, they will elope. Some critics (such as Stanley Wells, for example[1]) interpret this to mean that Valentine is indeed handing Silvia over to her would-be rapist, but another school of thought suggests that Valentine simply means "I will love you [Proteus] with as much love as I love Silvia," thus reconciling the dichotomy of friendship and love as depicted elsewhere in the play. [122] It was recorded on location in Maharashtra, India earlier in 2007 with a cast drawn from Bollywood, Indian television and the Mumbai English-speaking theatre traditions; actors included Nadir Khan as Vishvadev (i.e. Performed by The Consort of Musicke, other musicians whose music was used include William Byrd, Thomas Campion, Anthony Holborne, John Johnson, Thomas Morley and Orazio Vecchi. Love and friendship are shown to be co-existent, not exclusive.[28]. [79] In 2012, P.J. Once in Milan, Julia quickly discovers Proteus' love for Silvia, watching him attempt to serenade her. On 3 September, the play was broadcast live to cinemas around the world as part of the "Live from Stratford-upon-Avon" series. It is an adaptation and modernization of William Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet. He orders that Proteus must leave the next day, prompting a tearful farewell with Julia, to whom Proteus swears eternal love. This theory was first suggested by Edmond Malone in 1821, in the Third Variorum edition of Shakespeare's plays, edited by James Boswell based on Malone's notes. But instead I’m here in Verona at the very moment Lorenzo is waiting for me, below our tree waiting and wondering where I am. Directed by Don Taylor, it starred Tyler Butterworth as Proteus, John Hudson as Valentine, Tessa Peake-Jones as Julia and Joanne Pearce as Silvia. Welcome to Open Source Shakespeare (OSS). Additionally, period advertisements appeared both before the show and during the intermission. After graduating, Hu, a playboy uninterested in love, is appointed as a captain in Guangdong and leaves his home town in Shanghai. "[23] The argument is that the play betrays a lack of practical theatrical experience on Shakespeare's part, and as such, it must have come extremely early in his career. Director Don Taylor would shoot most of the scenes in single takes, as he felt this enhanced performances and allowed actors to discover aspects which they never would were everything broken up into pieces. SILVIA Disappointed, Valentine bids Proteus farewell and goes on alone. He suggests that when looking at Shakespeare's earlier works, scholars put too much emphasis on how they fail to measure up to the later works, rather than looking at them for their own intrinsic merits; "we should not continue the practice of holding his later achievements against him when dealing with his early beginnings. Votre visite commencera devant l'amphithéâtre de 2000 ans appelé l’Arena, construit avant le Colisée à Rome. [55] The earliest known performance of the straight Shakespearean text was at Covent Garden in 1784, advertised as "Shaxespeare's with alterations." [36] As actor Alex Avery argues, "The love between two men is a greater love for some reason. While wandering outside Milan, Valentine runs afoul of a band of outlaws, who claim they are also exiled gentlemen. A brief prologue in the form of a sonnet tells us that we’re about to spend two hours watching a “star-crossed” love story that ends in death, but also reconciliation between the two conflicting houses to which the lovers belonged. For example, Speed is silent for almost all of Act 2, Scene 4, as are Thurio, Silvia and Julia for most of the last half of the final scene. Terrified, Thurio renounces Silvia. [34], There are other theories regarding this final scene, however. A large part of the theory that this may be Shakespeare's first play is the quality of the work itself. [107] In 1969, the entire play was broadcast on Austrian TV channel ORF eins from a performance at the Theater in der Josefstadt, under the title Zwei aus Verona. [116] In 1924, the entire play was broadcast by 2BD, directed by Joyce Tremayne and R.E. La storia dell'amore tragico tra due giovani delle opposte famiglie veronesi dei Montecchi e dei Capuleti è forse la più nota nella letteratura mondiale. "[46] At the very centre of this is the contest between love and friendship; "an essential part of the comicality of The Two Gentlemen of Verona is created by the necessary conflict between highly stylised concepts of love and friendship. The cast included Rolf Schult as Valentine, Hannes Riesenberger as Proteus, Helga Siemers as Julia and Isolde Chlapek as Silvia. This purely materialistic reasoning, as revealed in the form of language, is in stark contrast to the more spiritual and idealised love espoused by Valentine earlier in the scene. Ominide 56 punti. Like “good alone Is good without a name, vileness is so” ― William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well. The actors spoke the original dialogue, but wore 1950s clothing. The film is notable for being one of many Chinese films of the period which, although performed in Mandarin when filming, used English intertitles upon its original release. Another change to the play was that the roles of the outlaws (represented here as a group of paparazzi) were increased considerably. {{purchaseLicenseLabel}} {{restrictedAssetLabel}} {{buyOptionLabel(option)}} Vous avez un accès en affichage seulement dans le cadre de ce contrat Premium Access. Scopri (e salva) i tuoi Pin su Pinterest. Later, after reading the first draft of Romeo and Ethel, theatre manager Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush) suggests that Shakespeare add a dog to liven the play up. Thurio was also rewritten as a harmless, but lovable fool, not unlike Launce and Speed. [22] More recently, the play was placed first in The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works of 1986, and again in the 2nd edition of 2005, in The Norton Shakespeare of 1997, and again in the 2nd edition of 2008, and in The Complete Pelican Shakespeare of 2002. Shakespeare, the greatest writer in the English language, offered his audiences a remarkable collection of non-English characters, gentlemen of Verona, merchants of Venice, not to mention pun-loving young lords and ladies of France. [110] Working in tandem with this idea, upon Proteus' arrival in Milan, after meeting Silvia, he is left alone on screen, and the weather suddenly changes from calm and sunny to cloudy and windy, accompanied by a thunderclap. In Hall's version of the scene, after Valentine says the controversial line, Silvia approaches him and takes him by the hand. O excellent motion! At the start of the play, Proteus has only eyes for Julia. But whilst some of the action does take place there, much more is set in Milan too so it should be called Two men of Verona travel to Milan! FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY. Meanwhile, Bai's father uses his influence to get Bai posted to Guangdong, and after a sorrowful farewell between himself and Zhuli, he arrives at his new post and instantly falls in love with Luohua. Guests can also reach such landmarks as Roman Theater in a 20-minute walk.Shakespeare's Verona is within walking distance of this hotel. All rooms offer views over the garden. "[27] Modern scholarship, however, is much more divided about Valentine's actions at the end of the play, with some critics arguing that he does not offer to give Silvia to Proteus at all. The Duke and Thurio are brought as prisoners by the outlaws. They engage in an argument, but just as Bai seems about to lose his temper, Hu intervenes, and he and Luohua are reunited. May 16, 2020 - This Pin was discovered by Kathy J. Gibbs. The play is referenced early in the episode as the characters are reading it for their English class. 7.00. Shakespeare could have read a manuscript of Young's English translation, or encountered the story in French, or learned of it from an anonymous English play, The History of Felix and Philiomena, which may have been based on Diana, and which was performed for the court at Greenwich Palace by the Queen's Men on 3 January 1585. He then finds himself drawn to the page Sebastian (Julia in disguise) whilst still trying to woo Silvia, and at the end of the play, he announces that Silvia is no better than Julia and vows he now loves Julia again. When Valentine leaves, he heads to New York to pursue the American Dream and falls in love with Silvia, the famous actress daughter of a powerful media magnate. Languages and style. Scopri qui di seguito le Frasi di Romeo e Giulietta: le citazioni più belle, dolci e romantiche sull’amore puro ed eterno tratte dalla famosissima opera di William Shakespeare. Shakespeare, William - Romeo and Juliet Breve riassunto inglese sulla commedia di Shakespeare. As such, in Schlueter's theory, the scene does represent what it appears to represent; Valentine does give Silvia to her would-be rapist, but it is done purely for comic effect.[35]. [64][65] Hall had only recently been appointed as Artistic Director of the RSC, and, somewhat unexpectedly, he chose Two Gentlemen as his inaugural production, billed as the opening show in a re-examination of the development of Shakespearean comedy. Alongside the traditional Shakespeare Festival in Verona, Italy, there will also be discussions on current affairs, pop, folk, indie and jazz concerts and performances by solo dancers. Casa di Giulietta: Shakespeare's Verona is a must-go for romantics - See 11,905 traveler reviews, 9,635 candid photos, and great deals for Verona, Italy, at Tripadvisor. “Una goccia del tuo profumo basta a riempire la mia stanza, un po’ del tuo amore basta a colmare la mia vita” William Shakespeare Romeo e Giulietta di William Shakespeare: trama, personaggi e analisi. Like “They say miracles are past; and we have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Despite being in love with Julia, Proteus falls instantly in love with Silvia and vows to win her. Each world has more than 20 groups with 5 puzzles each. "[48] In the program notes for John Barton's 1981 RSC production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Anne Barton, his wife, wrote that the central theme of the play was "how to bring love and friendship into a constructive and mutually enhancing relationship. Set a 2-minute walk to the historical Verona city centre and Juliet’s tomb, Shakespeare Room offers accommodation with free WiFi. [71], A 1991 RSC production at the Swan Theatre saw director David Thacker use an on-stage band for the duration of the play, playing music from the 1930s, such as Cole Porter and George Gershwin. [5] An English translation was made by Bartholomew Young and published in 1598, though Young claims in his preface to have finished the translation sixteen years earlier (c. 1582). [39], One of the dominant theories as regards the value of Two Gentlemen is that thematically, it represents a 'trial run' of sorts, in which Shakespeare deals briefly with themes which he would examine in more detail in later works. Main (202) 544-4600 Box Office (202) 544-7077. Some time passes, and one day, as Luohua, Bai and Liao are passing through the forest, they are attacked. Dear to poets and painters, and inhabited at its center by the imposing fountain of Madonna Verona, it is also the site of the lavish and Baroque Palazzo Maffei. Directed by Simon Godwin, the production starred Michael Marcus as Valentine, Mark Arends as Proteus, Pearl Chanda as Julia and Sarah MacRae as Silvia. This article is about the play by William Shakespeare. Testo William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet: O Verona . It’s important to note that Juliet’s plan is known by the audience, who can only watch the illusion and the wrong choises of Romeo. [11], Other minor sources include Arthur Brooke's narrative poem The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet. [119], In 1958, the entire play was broadcast on BBC Third Programme. Plot Summary. Produced and directed by Raymond Raikes, it starred John Westbrook as Valentine, Charles Hodgson as Proteus, Caroline Leigh as Silvia, Perlita Neilson as Julia, and Frankie Howerd as Launce. Dans la ville, vous pourrez monter et descendre du bus à la gare ferroviaire principale Verona Porta Nuova, située à 1,5 kilomètre au sud du centre. It is unknown if Shakespeare ever visited Verona or Italy at all, but his plays have lured many visitors to Verona and surrounding cities many times over. This production set the play in a grimy unnamed contemporary city where material obsession was all-encompassing. Damaged over the centuries, the house and the picturesque courtyard have been restored with a clever use of architectural and decorative elements inspired from the Medieval Age.Today the house holds a collection of antique engravings - the subject of which is the story of two lovers - and furniture and costumes used in the film version by Franco Zeffirelli. In the courtyard you can admire the magnificent bronze statue of Juliet by Nereo Costantini that became the symbol of Verona.After Juliet's house you should visit her beloved's home, located in a secluded alley in Verona's historic center, not far from the Scaliger Tombs. [66], Ten years later, in 1970, Robin Phillips' RSC production starred Peter Egan as Valentine, Ian Richardson as Proteus, Helen Mirren as Julia, Estelle Kohler as Silvia, and Patrick Stewart as Launce. [13], The exact date of composition of The Two Gentlemen of Verona is unknown, but it is generally believed to have been one of Shakespeare's earliest works. Shakespeare also learns that Viola and Thomas Kent, the young man who recently joined the company of the Rose, are one and the same, Viola masquerading as a man to infiltrate the theater world, a domain purely for the male sex, as she is in love with the written word, especially Shakespeare's. Valentine lies, saying he was banished for killing a man in a fair fight, and the outlaws elect him their leader. The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1589 and 1593.It is considered by some to be Shakespeare's first play, and is often seen as showing his first tentative steps in laying out some of the themes and motifs with which he would later deal in more detail; for example, it is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy. 891). [59] Indeed, there have been only a few significant English speaking productions. One scene and one monologue are believed to have been written by Shakespeare. His eyes were so full of trust. The folks in Verona definitely have. Instead, Celia falls in love with the page (i.e. The Monastery was built in 1230 on the site where, according to tradition, St. Francis of Assisi dwelt. [6] The History of Felix and Philiomena is now lost. A loose adaptation of the play, the film tells the story of Bai Lede (Wang Chilong) and Hu Luting (Jin Yan), two military cadets who have been friends since they were children. For example, in his 1990 edition of the play for the New Cambridge Shakespeare, Kurt Schlueter suggests that Valentine is indeed handing Silvia over to Proteus, but the audience is not supposed to take it literally; the incident is farcical, and should be interpreted as such. [58] Another RSC production took place at the Swan in 1998, under the direction of Edward Hall, and starring Tom Goodman-Hill as Valentine, Dominic Rowan as Proteus, Lesley Vickerage as Julia and Poppy Miller as Silvia. However, he changed his mind early in preproduction and had production designer Barbara Gosnold go in the opposite direction – a stylised setting. Voir cette photo intitulée Juliet Capulets Brick Balcony In Verona. The ambiguity lies in the line "All that was mine in Silvia I give thee" (5.4.83). Charlton, writing in 1938, argues that "clearly, Shakespeare's first attempt to make romantic comedy had only succeeded so far as it had unexpectedly and inadvertently made romance comic. Madame and mistress, a thousand good-morrows. Verona still feels like its Shakespearean legacy, and it is possible to recall the main moments of the timeless love story of Romeo and Juliet strolling around the streets of this Italian city. "[52] Several times in the play, after either Valentine or Proteus has made an eloquent speech about love, Shakespeare introduces either Launce or Speed (or both), whose more mundane concerns serve to undercut what has just been said, thus exposing Proteus and Valentine to mockery. Reviews were mixed, with most critics impressed with the attempts to do something new with the play, but not universally sure the new ideas worked. Another major theme is the foolishness of lovers, what Roger Warren refers to as "mockery of the absurdity of conventional lovers' behaviour. To enjoy a unique view of this city, walk the Pietra sull'Adige Bridge (i.e. "[49] As William C. Carroll points out, this is a common theme in Renaissance literature, which often celebrates friendship as the more important relationship (because it is pure and unconcerned with sexual attraction), and contends that love and friendship cannot co-exist. Another theory is provided by William C. Carroll in his 2004 edition for the Arden Shakespeare, Third Series. For example, Hilary Spurling wrote in 1970, "Valentine is so overcome [by Proteus' apology] that he promptly offers to hand over his beloved to the man who, not three minutes before, had meant to rape her. Le frasi più belle e famose di William Shakespeare Siamo fatti della materia di cui son fatti i sogni; e nello spazio e nel tempo d’un sogno è racchiusa la nostra breve vita. 14-ott-2017 - Questo Pin è stato scoperto da Susi. A third major theme is inconstancy, particularly as manifested in Proteus,[53] whose very name hints at his changeable mind (in Ovid's Metamorphoses, Proteus is a sea-god forever changing its shape[54]). The balcony that is attributed to the fictional story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. [112][113], In 1995, a production of the play aired on Polish TV channel TVP1 under the title Dwaj panowie z Werony, directed by Roland Rowiński and starring Rafal Krolikowski as Proteus, Marek Bukowski as Valentine, Agnieszka Krukówna as Julia and Edyta Jungowska as Sylvia. Horrified at what has happened, Proteus vows that the hate Valentine feels for him is nothing compared to the hate he feels for himself. This affluent city, with its gorgeous strawberry- and peach-colored medieval buildings, is one of Italy’s major tourist draws, thanks primarily to William Shakespeare. Convinced that Proteus' repentance is genuine, Valentine forgives him and seems to offer Silvia to him. [98] It was revived in 1996 at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, directed by Robert Duke,[99] and again in 2005, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall as part of the Shakespeare in the Park festival. Felismena is then employed by Felix to act as his messenger in all communications with Celia, who scorns his love. Julia herself. Instead, he sees the action as a perfectly logical one in terms of the notions of friendship which were prevalent at the time: the idealisation of male friendship as superior to male-female love (which was considered not romantic or compassionate but merely lustful, hence inferior) performs a project of cultural nostalgia, a stepping back from potentially more threatening social arrangements to a world of order, a world based on a 'gift' economy of personal relations among male social equals rather than one based on a newer, less stable economy of emotional and economic risk. Undoubtedly the first destination is the house of Juliet, visited by … In writing The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare drew on the Spanish prose romance Los Siete Libros de la Diana (The Seven Books of the Diana) by the Portuguese writer Jorge de Montemayor. Screened on ZDF, it was directed by Hans Dieter Schwarze and starred Norbert Hansing as Valentine, Rolf Becker as Proteus, Katinka Hoffman as Julia and Heidelinde Weis as Silvia. Laurence Olivier spoke the film's prologue and epilogue and dubs the voice of the actor playing Lord Montague, but was not credited in the film. Stanley Wells, for example, has written the "dramatic structure is comparatively unambitious, and while some of its scenes are expertly constructed, those involving more than, at the most, four characters betray an uncertainty of technique suggestive of inexperience. 1 likes. Writing in 1905, Chambers stated that Two Gentlemen, was Shakespeare's first essay at originality, at fashioning for himself the outlines of that romantic or tragicomic formula in which so many of his most characteristic dramas were afterwards to be cast. They remain holding hands for the rest of the play, clearly suggesting that Valentine has not 'given' her away. [58], During the twentieth century, the play has been produced sporadically in the English-speaking world, although it has proved more popular in Europe. Writing in 1968, Norman Sanders argued "all are agreed on the play's immaturity. Le stanze sono tutte provviste di bagno privato, con un arredamento moderno dotato di tutti i comfort, tra cui L’immancabile macchinetta per il caffé in puro stile italiano. Meanwhile, in Verona, Julia decides to join her lover in Milan. Buffini set the play in a swinging 1930s milieu, and featuring numerous dance numbers. Written by Chris Levinson and Jeffrey Stepakoff, and directed by Sandy Smolan, the episode depicts how Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek) and Pacey Witter (Joshua Jackson), formerly best friends, have been driven apart over their love for the same woman. Tra i temi correlati si veda Frasi, citazioni e aforismi su Venezia, Frasi, citazioni e aforismi su Roma, Frasi, citazioni e aforismi su Milano e Le frasi più belle e famose di William Shakespeare. A non-professional acting company from Brazil, named Nós do Morro, in collaboration with a Gallery 37 group from Birmingham, gave a single performance of the play during the RSC's presentation of the Complete Works, directed by Guti Fraga. Composta tra il 1594 e il 1596, è ambientata nella città di Verona e segue le vicende di due innamorati sfortunati, i giovani Romeo e Giulietta, appartenenti a due famiglie potenti e rivali della città, rispettivamente i Montecchi e i Capuleti. [121], In 2007, producer Roger Elsgood and director Willi Richards adapted the play into a radio drama called The Two Gentlemen of Valasna. Search across a wide variety of disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions. CodyCross is an addictive game developed by Fanatee. Sir Thomas More is a play with multiple authors that was heavily censored by the Master of the Revels and is believed to have never been performed at the time. [108], In 1983, the play was adapted for the BBC Television Shakespeare series, as the fourth episode of the sixth season. Frasi di William Shakespeare Drammaturgo e poeta, nato domenica 26 aprile 1564 a Stratford-upon-Avon (Regno Unito), morto sabato 23 aprile 1616 a Stratford-upon-Avon (Regno Unito) Questo autore lo trovi anche in Poesie , in Umorismo , in Racconti , in Frasi per ogni occasione , in Proverbi e in Diario . "[28], This is also how Roger Warren interprets the final scene. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare's first play,[a] and is often seen as showing his first tentative steps in laying out some of the themes and motifs with which he would later deal in more detail; for example, it is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy. [40], As such, the play's primary interest for critics has tended to lie in relation to what it reveals about Shakespeare's conception of certain themes before he became the accomplished playwright of later years. [77][78], In 2011, Laura Cole directed a production at the Shakespeare Tavern. Upon seeing her, Proteus suddenly remembers his love for her and vows fidelity to her once again. Conseils pour votre voyage à Istanbul. Plays It is believed that Shakespeare wrote 38 plays in total between 1590 and 1612. This question "exposes the raw nerve at the heart of the central relationships, the dark reality lurking beneath the wit and lyricism with which the play has in general presented lovers' behaviour. Sur commande, habituellement expédié sous 4 à 7 jours ouvrés. In fair Verona, where we lay our scene From ancient grudge break to new mutiny Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Carroll argues, like Schlueter, that Valentine is indeed giving Silvia to Proteus, but unlike Schlueter, Carroll detects no sense of farce. On our right, at the end of Via Borsari stands the Borsari Gate. Proteus rescues Silvia, and then pursues her deeper into the forest. The music for the episode was created by Anthony Rooley, who wrote new arrangements of works from Shakespeare's own time, such as John Dowland's "Lachrimae". This is most apparent in Act 3, Scene 1. [90] Augustin Daly revived the opera in 1895 at Daly's Theatre, in an elaborate production starring Ada Rehan as Julia. At this point, overwhelmed, Julia faints, revealing her true identity. Harvey as Proteus and Daisy Moncur as Julia. [72][73] In 1996, Jack Shepherd directed a modern dress version at the Royal National Theatre as part of Shakespeare's Globe's "Prologue Season". The outlaws head to their leader (Valentine), but on the way, they encounter Proteus and Julia (still disguised as Sebastian). • In 1613 the Globe theatre burnt down. ― William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well. Romeo and Juliet is a 1968 period romantic tragedy film based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare.Directed and co-written by Franco Zeffirelli, and stars Leonard Whiting as Romeo and Olivia Hussey as Juliet. He announces that her wealth "makes the faults gracious" (l.356), and chooses for that reason to wed her. [103], The first television adaptation was in 1952, when BBC Television Service broadcast Act 1 of the play live from the Bristol Old Vic. Le frasi più belle e famose di William Shakespeare Siamo fatti della materia di cui son fatti i sogni; e nello spazio e nel tempo d’un sogno è racchiusa la nostra breve vita. [2] It has the smallest named cast of any play by Shakespeare.[3]. In Milan, Proteus finds Valentine in love with the Duke's daughter, Silvia. Premiering at the Swan, the production starred Alex Avery as Valentine, Laurence Mitchell as Proteus, Vanessa Ackerman as Julia and Rachel Pickup as Silvia. Shakespeare in Love, American-British film, released in 1998, that was a lighthearted and clever imagining of how William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet came to be written and produced. In this production, set in late nineteenth-century Italy and grounded very much in high Romanticism, Proteus threatens to kill himself with a pistol at the end of the play, prompting Valentine's hasty offer of Silvia. Two __ of Verona by Shakespeare . Presented as an "in repertory" production, alongside The Taming of the Shrew and The Comedy of Errors, it starred Kenneth Wigley as Valentine, Jonathan Horne as Proteus, Amee Vyas as Julia and Kati Grace Morton as Silvia. Set in the 1990s, and featuring a contemporary soundtrack, mobile phones and guns, the production downplayed the comedy, and instead presented the play as a semi-tragic coming-of-age story.