Love's Labour's Won Blu-ray (RSC)

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers returns from the trenches. The worldweary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own rather more combative courtship. Shakespeare’s comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

Royal Shakespeare Company
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: A More Particular Conversation / Post-war stills / Interview with Nigel Hess / Director's commentary / Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM 2.0  / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 
Format: NTSC
Region code: All regions
Running time: 148+12 mins
Subtitles: EN
Year: 2014