In July 2014 Simon Godwin, Associate Director of the Royal Court, made his RSC debut directing Shakespeare's exuberant romantic comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

It was the first time in 45 years that The Two Gentlemen of Verona had been performed in a full production on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage.

The modern dress production was broadcast live into cinemas worldwide in September 2014 and was also streamed into schools.

Sarah MacRae as Silvia, wearing a wide straw hat and a modern white pencil dress
The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014
Photo by Simon Annand © RSC – Image Licensing

Here we give you glimpses behind the scenes of staging a play at the RSC. As well as previously unseen photos of the production in process, you can watch the trailer, clips from the show and an insight into the work of a thespian canine.

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