Tag Archives: Love’s Labour’s Lost

My 10 Favorite Shakespearean Clowns

One of William Shakespeare’s many literary gifts was the ability to create and develop memorable characters: kings and queens, villains and heroes, lovers and losers, and more. Some of his greatest creations, to my mind, where his fools and clowns … Continue reading

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Cupids and Camels

This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Berowne’s “I, forsooth in love!” soliloquy from Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost with a Bible passage relating Isaac and Rebekah’s love story from Genesis 24:62-67 in the King James Version of … Continue reading

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Berowne Berates

Another Monday, another insult. At least here at The Bard and the Bible that is the case. Today’s insult comes from Love’s Labour’s Lost, where Berowne insults Costard: Ah, you whoreson loggerhead! (Love’s Labour’s Lost, IV, 3, 199). As it happens, “whoreson” … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: RSC’s Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2014 production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Christopher Luscombe, is a brilliantly conceived and executed adaptation of Shakespeare’s early comedy (planned, as the trailer below shows, to be paired with Much Ado About Nothing, which … Continue reading

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Comic Relief: My Top 16 Casting Choices

Nathan Fillion and Jennifer Lawrence as Benedick and Beatrice? Nick Frost & Simon Pegg as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Be still my heart! Casting directors have a big job, especially when it comes to casting Shakespeare. Their casts are chosen, based not … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Branagh’s Love’s Labour’s Lost

Recently I caught The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2014 production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, a delightful Edwardian adaptation of Shakespeare’s play (and will review it soon on this blog). So I thought on this “Reviewsday” (see what I did there?) I would post a review … Continue reading

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