Love's Labour's Lost

Opened Nov 4, 2009
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Shakespeare's boisterous send-up of all those who try to turn their back on life is a mighty display 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 receives royal treatment from the famed Globe--the world's pre-eminent exponent of the Bard's immortal works--and was a hit during the company's 2007 season. Directed by the Globe's artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, with designs by Jonathan Fensom and music by Claire van Kampen, the Globe's production "mixes bare-faced cheek with bare-cheeked bottoms" (The Guardian, London), employing Renaissance staging, costumes, and music.

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