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Love’s Labour’s Lost

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1993 production of Love’s Labour’s Lost. Directed by Ian Judge with Jeremy Northam as Berowne and Jenny Quayle as the Princess of France.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
11 Jan 1994
Duration
157 mins

Credits

Director
Ian Judge
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Nigel Hess
Production Design
Deirdre Clancy
Cast
Owen TealeFerdinand, King of Navarre
Jeremy NorthamBerowne
Jenny QuaylePrincess of France
Abigail McKernRosaline
Daniel MasseyDon Adriano de Armado
Alexandra GilbreathMaria
Caroline PayneMaid
Christopher LuscombeMoth
Damien LyneStudent
Guy HenryLongaville
John NormingtonHolofernes
Mark Lewis JonesCostard
Mike BurnsideAnthony Dull
Nick SimonsMonsieur Marcade
Paul GreenwoodBoyet
Raymond BowersNathaniel
Robert PortalDumaine
Robin PrattCollege porter
Sarah WeymouthJaquenetta
Stuart BunceStudent
Tim HudsonMaster of the Hunt
Virginia GraingerKatherine

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
No period
Plays
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A recording was also made of a performance at the Barbican (matinee) 11 June 1984.
General
"John Gunter’s design of Oxford yellowstone, with a spire-strewn skyline, and Deirdre Clancy’s costumes - cream suits, boaters, hunting gear, sequinned togas and toques - reek of sunlit quadrangles, Magdalen deer park, summer-term theatricals and boating on the Cherwell." Michael Coveney, The Observer (London) 31 October 1993.
History
Press night 27 October 1993
Awards
Deirdre Clancy won an Oliver Award for Best Costume Designer for this production.
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Luscombe, Christopher ‘Launcelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice and Moth in Love’s Labour’s Lost’ in Smallwood, Robert (ed) Players of Shakespeare 4: Further Essays in Shakespearian Performance by Players with the Royal Shakespeare Company. (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998) pp 18-29.
[Luscombe discusses his roles as Launcelot Gobbo in David Thacker’s The Merchant of Venice and as Moth in Ian Judge’s Love’s Labor’s Lost].

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company, Mail Order

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk/buyonline/shopping/index.asp?category=65&sessionid=958647199122126557164598758&deptnum=2 External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 748114
Fax
01789 748115
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire
CV37 6B

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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