Love’s Labor’s Lost, one of Shakespeare’s early comedies, has been performed more frequently in recent years perhaps because it raises significant gender issues. Shakespeare and Company is presenting it in The Dell outdoors at the Mount of the Edith Wharton estate July 10 to August 18. These outdoor performances are special as the audience of all ages sits in lawn chairs or on blankets on the grass watching the story unfold much as Shakespeare’s original audiences saw it in the daylight and open air.
Love’s Labor’s Lost is a comedy about young love and earnest scholarship and whether the twain will ever meet. The King of Navarre and his noble kinsmen want to study for three years and to do so they will abjure the company of women. The arrival of the Princess of France and her court of young women on a diplomatic mission sets the action of the play in motion.
Bob and I had the opportunity to interview the director, Kelly Galvin, and three of the actors early in the rehearsal period to discuss the process of creating this production. After you listen to the interview by clicking on the link below, you will be as eager as we are to see it.
Love’s Labor’s Lost Interview
Then go to Shakespeare and Company’s website for tickets and information about their other productions.
Shakespeare and Company website
For more information about The Mount check out their website
For reviews after the play opens, click on the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association
Here are some rehearsal photos