Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Lost & Love's Labour’s Won / Royal Shakespeare Theatre (Special Edition)

Release Date: 9/25/2015
Label: Opus Arte
Catalog Number: 1193
Number of Discs: 2

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Works on This Recording
1. Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare
Performer: Emma Manton (Actress), William Belchambers (Actor), Sam Alexander (Actor), Peter Basham (Actor), Edward Bennett (Actor), Nick Haverson (Actor), John Hodgkinson (Actor), Tunji Kasim (Actor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Shakespeare Company
2. Love's Labour's Won or Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Performer: Emma Manton (Actress), Nick Haverson (Actor), John Hodgkinson (Actor), Tunji Kasim (Actor), William Belchambers (Actor), Sam Alexander (Actor), Peter Basham (Actor), Edward Bennett (Actor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Shakespeare Company
Notes and Editorial Reviews
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"These productions are a joy." - The Sunday Times

To mark 100 years since the start of WWI, the Royal Shakespeare Company chose to set this uncommon but apt pairing of two of The Bard’s comedies in the era of the Great War. The first of the two is situated in the relatively carefree period a few months before the outbreak of conflict in 1914; the second just after its end four years later. Although the jury is still out on whether the play more commonly known as Much Ado About Nothing was alternatively titled Love’s Labour’s Won in Shakespeare’s time, the coupling of plays is unquestionably fitting. The characters may be different, but the earlier comedy leaves a number of threads dangling (or labors seemingly lost) at its conclusion, and it is much the same tensions – interpersonal, philosophical or political – that are shown to exist between other, analogous characters, and that are finally resolved, in the later play. - Naxos
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