Shakespeare - Love’s Labour’s Lost (DVD)
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Label: Opus Arte
Cat No: OA1185D
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 28th August 2015
Royal Shakespeare Company
Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.
Shakespeare's sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours.
- King of Navarre: Sam Alexander
- Gamekeeper: Peter Basham
- Longaville: William Belchambers
- Berowne: Edward Bennett
- Costard: Nick Haverson
- Jaquenetta: Emma Manton
- Don Armado: John Hodgkinson
- Dumaine: Tunji Kasim
Director: Christopher Luscombe
Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, March 2015.
"This is the most blissfully entertaining and emotionally involving RSC offering I’ve seen in ages." - The Daily Telegraph
"This is, in its entirety, an endeavour that sings: poignant, impassioned and gorgeous ... Brilliantly comic… extraordinarily powerful" - The Times
"A marvel…immaculately co-ordinated." - Daily Mail
"These productions are a joy…Edward Bennett and Michelle Terry make a splendid pairing." - The Sunday Times
Running time: 140 minutes
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
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