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The Royal Opera House

Love's Labour's Blu-ray Disc Set (RSC)

Christopher Luscombe directs Shakespeare’s great pair of romantic comedies, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won – the latter usually known as Much Ado About Nothing. He places them either side of World War I, with stage designs evoking the magical setting of Charlecote Park, a few miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. Love’s Labour’s Lost conjures up the carefree elegance of a pre-war Edwardian summer; in post-war Love’s Labour’s Won the world has changed forever, the roaring ’20s just around the corner. One company of actors performs in both productions, with Edward Bennett and Michelle Terry as the sparring couple in each.
'This is the most blissfully entertaining and emotionally involving RSC offering I’ve seen in ages.' (Daily Telegraph)

Love's Labour's Lost
King of Navarre:
 Sam Alexander 
Butler: Peter Basham
Longaville: William Belchambers
Berowne: Edward Bennett
Costard: Nick Haverson 
Jaquenetta: Emma Manton
Don Armado: John Hodgkinson 
Dumaine: Tunji Kasim 
Rosaline: Michelle Terry

Love's Labour's Won
Don John: Sam Alexander 
Butler/Francis Pickbone: Peter Basham 
Leonato: David Horovitch
Conrade: William Belchambers 
Benedick: Edward Bennett
Beatrice: Michelle Terry
Dogberry: Nick Haverson
Claudio: Tunji Kasim
Borachio: Chris Nayak
Hero: Flora Spencer-Longhurst 

Director: Christopher Luscombe
Designer: Simon Higlett
Lighting: Oliver Fenwick
Music: Nigel Hess
Movement: Jenny Arnold
Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon 

Plus: Stills / The Language of Love's Labour's Lost / A More Particular Conversation (Love's Labour's Won) / Interviews / Director's commentaries / Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM 2.0 / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 
Format: NTSC
Region code: All Regions
Running Time: 4hrs+25 mins
Subtitles: EN
Year: 2014