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Love's Labor's Lost (1984, Elijah Moshinsky)

TitleLove's Labor's Lost
Release LocationsGB
DirectorElijah Moshinsky
MediumColor video
Length2 hrs
Audiencecollege and university
general public
Play ConnectionsLove's Labour's Lost (teleplay)
SeriesThe Shakespeare Plays


Another in the BBC series based on the 1951 Peter Alexander one-volume edition of Shakespeare's plays. The most striking visual feature of the production is the use of 18th-century costumes, a distinct departure from earlier habits, with rare exceptions (e.g, Julius Caesar), of only dressing the actors in the clothing of Shakespeare's own time, or at least close to Shakespeare's own time (!)

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 NavarreJonathan Kent
BerowneMike Gwilym
LongavilleChristopher Blake
DumainGeoffrey Burridge
Princess Of FranceMaureen Lipman
RosalineJenny Agutter
MariaKaty Behean
KatharinePetra Markham
BoyetClifford Rose
MarcadeValentine Dyall
AdrianJay Ruparelia
ArmadoDavid Warner
JacquenettaPaddy Navin
NathanielJohn Burgess
HolofernesJohn Wells
DullFrank Williams
CostardPaul Jesson
MothJohn Kane
SpringLinda Kitchen
WinterSusanna Ross

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorElijah Moshinsky
ProducerShaun Sutton
Literary ConsultantJohn Wilders
EditorStan Pow
ComposerStephen Oliver
ComposerHarry Rabinowitz
Production ManagerPeter Stenning
MakeupKezia de Winne
CostumesColin Lavers
LightingJohn Summers
SoundDerek Miller-Timmins
ProductionBarbara Gosnold
Production AssociateFraser Lowden

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell