'By my penny of observation.'
When the King of Navarre and his three courtiers forswear all pleasure - particularly of the female variety - in favour of a life of study, the arrival of the Princess of France and her ladies plays havoc with their intentions. Using every kind of verbal gymnastics to poke fun, Shakespeare's most intellectual comedy is brought to hilarious life in Dominic Dromgoole's highly entertaining production, rich in visual humour and sexual innuendo. Jonathan Fensom's knot garden and original music by Claire van Kampen create the framework for an engaging performance by an excellent cast.
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 it's glad eyes, hesitations and embarrassments, has broken every self-imposed rule of the all-male ‘academe’.
Running time: 166 mins
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What you have to say
Fantastic performance of Love's Labour's Lost. Best memory from my trip.
Joanne White Joanne White
We were just privileged to see your marvelous performance of Love's Labors Lost at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, CA. My 7 year old son accompanied me (his 1st Shakespeare Play!) and was tremendously impressed by both the actors and the musicians.
Riley Steiner Riley Steiner
I have just come from the first performance of your production of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST here in Santa Monica, CA and enjoyed it tremendously!
Jon Boatwright Jon Boatwright, Los Angeles, Ca.
A truly wonderful experience. We were all completely taken with the Globe's outstanding performance. We wanted to get up on stage and dance with you. Perhaps we should have. I'm an actor here in Los Angeles and I'd like to say that I was particularly inspired by the production.
Without question one of the best theatre experiences I have ever had....thank you
Helene Giansante Helene Giansante, USA
I enjoyed the performance of Love's Labour's Lost at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia. This was the first Shakespeare comedy that I've seen, and I found it enlightening and very entertaining. Everything was perfect! Your company should be proud of their efforts.
Rose Donnelly Rose Donnelly
I saw Love's Labour's Lost on Sunday and it was fabulous!