Love's Labour's Lost

 


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Love's Labours Lost at the Globe
Paul Rider, Gemma Arteton, Andrew Vincent and Michelle Terry (Photo: John Haynes)

Directed by Dominic Dromgoole.

Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas and it isn't long before young love, with its glad eyes, hesitations and embarrassments, has broken every self-imposed rule of the all-male 'academe'.

Shakespeare's boisterous send-up of all those who try to turn their back on life, is a festive parade of every weapon in the youthful playwright's comic arsenal: from excruciating cross-purposes and impersonations, to drunkenness, bust-ups and pratfalls. Even more, it is a joyful banquet of language, groaning with puns, rhymes, bizarre syntax, grotesque coinages and parodies. This heady combination enjoys its first outing at the Globe this season.

This production will employ Renaissance staging, costume and music.

  • In repertory
  • £5-£32

Where

Shakespeare's Globe
New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT
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Box office: 020 7401 9919

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