Love’s Labours Lost


This new edition of ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ examines the play’s performance history and provides on-page notes as well as interviews from important directors Terry Hands, Liz Shipman and Gregory Doran.

ISBN: 9780230217911 Author: Shakespeare, William Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 5th September 2008 Imprint: Red Globe Press Cover: Paperback Dewey: 822.33 (edition:22) Pages: 185 Edition: New Edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a modern, definitive edition of Shakespeare’s dazzling comedy. With an expert introduction by Sir Jonathan Bate, this unique edition presents a historical overview of Love’s Labour’s Lost in performance, takes a detailed look at specific productions, and recommends film versions. Included in this edition are interviews with three leading directors – Terry Hands, Liz Shipman and Gregory Doran – providing an illuminating insight into the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible. This edition also includes an essay on Shakespeare’s career and Elizabethan theatre, and enables the reader to understand the play as it was originally intended – as living theatre to be enjoyed and performed.

Ideal for students, theatre-goers, actors and general readers, the RSC Shakespeare editions offer a fresh, accessible and contemporary approach to reading and rediscovering Shakespeare’s works for the twenty-first century.

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