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- William Shakespeare: The Man (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
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- William Shakespeare (Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets)
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At a glance:
- Author: William Shakespeare
- First Published: 1594
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Comedy
- Setting: Italy
- Characters: Valentine and Proteus, Julia, Silvia, Thurio, The Duke of Milan
- Genres: Drama, Comedy
- Subjects: Love or romance, Mistaken or secret identity, Betrayal, Sixteenth century, Italy or Italians
- Locales: Europe, Italy, Milan, Italy, Verona, Italy
Valentine and Proteus, two longtime friends, disagree heartily on whether, as Valentine thinks, the most important thing in life is to travel and to learn the wonders of the world, or whether Proteus is right in believing nothing to be more important than love. The two friends part for a time when Valentine travels to Milan, to seek advancement and honor in the palace of the duke. He pleads with Proteus to join him in the venture, but Proteus is too much in love with Julia to leave her side for even a short time. Julia is a noble and pure young girl, who has many...
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