- Stuff That Happens In The Play
Now kiss, embrace, contend, do what you will.
Valentine and Proteus, the two gentlemen of Verona, part company. Valentine departs for Milan leaving his lovesick friend, Proteus, at home to court Julia
Julia pretends to her servant, Lucetta, that she has no interest in Proteus even though she is madly in love with him.
Proteus's father, Antonio, decides that his son needs some worldly experiences and sends Proteus to join Valentine in Milan.
Meanwhile, Valentine has fallen in love with Silvia, the Duke of Milan's daughter; however, the Duke wants his daughter to marry the rich Sir Thurio.
Proteus and Julia exchange rings before Proteus departs for Milan
Proteus's servant Launce, agonizes over leaving his beloved dog, Crab, behind.
Proteus arrives in Milan, where he reunites with his buddy Valentine and meets Silvia. Valentine tells Proteus of his plans to elope with Silvia.
Back in Verona, Julia decides to disguise herself as a boy and follow Proteus to Milan.
Silvia's father, the Duke, learns of Valentine's secret plan to marry his daughter. He banishes Valentine, who flees to the forest with his servant, Speed.
Julia arrives in Milan, outlaws capture Valentine in the Forest, and Silvia flees to the Forest to seek Valentine.
Hot pursuit, misbehavior, and reconciliation ensue.