The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a play by William Shakespeare probably written between 1589 and 1593. This comedy takes place in Italy and deals with friendship and fidelity.
Valentine, who wants to discover the world, goes to Milan where he falls in love with the Duke's daughter, Silvia. Proteus, Valentine's friend and Julia's lover, reluctantly has to join Valentine in Milan under pressure from his father. There, Proteus suddenly forgets Julia and falls in love with Silvia. To evict his friend and rival, Proteus manages to discredit Valentine who has to flee into the forest. Finally rejected by Silvia, who prefers Valentine, Proteus falls in love with Julia again, allowing the two friends to reconcile.