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Love's Labor's Lost (1964, Roger Jenkins)

TitleLove's Labor's Lost
Release LocationsGB
DirectorRoger Jenkins
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 50 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsLove's Labour's Lost (recording)


Produced as a part of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in 1564. A recording of an earlier stage production by the Bristol Old Vic company in the Theatre Royal, Bristol. The Bristol Old Vic, a spinoff from the better known Old Vic in London, has a distinguished history. Among the more famous names who have been connected with it are Peter O'Toole, Dorothy Tutin, and Richard Pasco. This performance of Shakespeare's comedy went on tour in 45 cities and 16 countries before being recorded in Bristol in the fall of 1964. (See RT 3 June 1965: 12). The cast included 22 men and 5 women

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

King Of NavarreDavid Dodimead
BerowneRichard Pasco
LongavilleMichael Jayston
DumainePeter Baldwin
Princess Of FranceEithne Dunne
RosalineBarbara Leigh-Hunt
MariaBonnie Hurren
KatharineRowena Cooper
BoyetTerrence Hardiman
MercadeEdgar Wreford
ArmadoChristopher Benjamin
JaquenettaJennie Woodford
NathanielFrank Middlemass
HolofernesJames Cossins
DullJulian Curry
CostardRussell Hunter
MothStanley Bates
ForestersMichael Quinto
LordMichael Fleming
LordsAntony Vogel
ChamberlainLeader Hawkins
CastJulian Battersby
ClerkAlan Collins
CastAlan Knight
CastCharles Pemberton
CastMichael Quinto
VilagersNoel Thorpe-Tracey

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorRoger Jenkins
ProducerGeorge Foa
ComposerRobert Spencer
Stage DirectorVal May
ProductionMichael Annais

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell