Theatreland Memorabilia

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Love's Labour's Lost

Author: William Shakespeare

Productions

Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1934
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1946
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1956
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1965, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1973, RSC
Royal Shakspeare Theatre, 1978, RSC
Aldwych Theatre, 1979, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1984, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1990, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1993, RSC
Barbican Theatre, 1994, RSC

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1934
Director: William Bridges-Adams.

CharacterPlayed By
BerowneNeil Porter

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1946
Director: Peter Brook.

CharacterPlayed By
Don ArmadoPaul Scofield
MothDavid O'Brien

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1956
Director: Peter Hall

CharacterPlayed By
LongavilleAndrew Faulds
DumaineDavid William
BerowneAlan Badel
King of NavarreBasil Hoskins

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1965
RSC production. Director: John Barton.

CharacterPlayed By
Princess of FranceGlenda Jackson
RosalineJanet Suzman

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1973
RSC production. Director: David Jones.

CharacterPlayed By
BerowneIan Richardson

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
First performance: 8th August 1978
RSC production. Director: John Barton.

CharacterPlayed By
LongavilleIan Charleson
DumainePaul Whitworth
BerowneMichael Pennington
King of NavarreRichard Griffiths

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Transferred to Aldwych Theatre
First performance: 11th April 1979
RSC production.
Director: John Barton. Designer: Ralph Koltai. Lighting: Nick Chelton.
Music: James Walker. Company Voice Work: Cicely Berry

CharacterPlayed By
The Court of Navarre
Ferdinand, King of NavarreRichard Griffiths
Longaville, Lord attending the KingIan Charleson
Dumaine, Lord attending the KingPaul Whitworth
Berowne, Lord attending the KingMichael Pennington
Don Adriano de ArmadoTony Church
Moth, his pageAnthony Robb
The French Embassage
Princess of FranceCarmen Du Sautoy
Boyet, Chamberlain to the PrincessAlan Rickman
Until 19th May
Boyet, Chamberlain to the PrincessOliver Ford-Davies
From 5th June
Maria, Lady attending the PrincessSheridan Fitzgerald
Katharine, Lady attending the PrincessAvril Carson
Rosaline, Lady attending the PrincessJane Lapotaire
Mercade, a MessengerAlan Cody
The Local Inhabitants
Dull, a ConstableDavid Lyon
Costard, a ClownAllan Hendrick
Jaquenetta, a Country WenchRuby Wax
A ForesterMichael Bertenshaw
Holofernes, a SchoolmasterPaul Brooke
Sir Nathaniel, a CurateDavid Suchet
Musicians
FluteGraham Nash
Oboe/Cor AnglaisPaul Mosby
ClarinetVictor Slaymark
BassoonRichard Skinner
TrumpetStephen Jenner
TrombonePaul Barrett
HornRichard Bennett
PercussionJim Beryl
HarpDavid Norris

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1984
RSC production. Director: Barry Kyle.

CharacterPlayed By
RosalineJosette Simon
BerowneRoger Rees

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1990
RSC production. Director: Terry Hands.

CharacterPlayed By
Don ArmadoJohn Wood
MothNicholas Besley

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
First performance: 21st October 1993

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownUnknown

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Barbican Theatre
First performance: 28th April 1994
Director: Ian Judge. Sets Designer: John Gunter. Music: Nigel Hess.
Costume Designer: Deirdre Clancy. Lighting Designer: Alan Burrett.
Choreography: Lindsay Dolan. Sound: Paul Slocombe. Recreated by Steff Langley.
Music Director: Tony Stenson. Music Associate: Jonathan Goldstein.
Assistant Director: David Mark Thomson. Company Voice Work: Andrew Wade and Lyn Darnley.

CharacterPlayed By
Ferdinand, King of NavarreOwen Teale
BerowneJeremy Northam
Longaville
Understudy Berowne
David Birrell
DumaineRobert Portal
Princess of FranceJenny Quayle
RosalineAbigail McKern
Katherine
Understudy Princess of France
Virginia Grainger
Maria
Understudy Jaquenetta
Alexandra Gilbreath
Lord BoyetPaul Greenwood
Monsieur Marcade, a messenger
Understudy Holofernes/Dull
Nick Simons
Don Adriano de ArmadoDaniel Massey
Moth, a choristerChristopher Luscombe
Holofernes, a Professor of LatinJohn Normington
Sir Nathaniel, a chaplainRaymond Bowers
Dull, a constable
Understudy Don Armado
Mike Burnside
Costard, a delivery boy
Understudy King of Navarre
Mark Lewis Jones
Jaquenetta, a dairy maid
Understudy Rosaline
Sara Weymouth
Master of the Hunt
Understudy Dumaine/Costard
Tim Hudson
College Porter
Understudy Boyet/Marcade/Sir Nathaniel
Peter Grimes
Maid
Understudy Maria/Katherine
Caroline Payne
Student
Understudy Longaville/Moth
Damien Lyne
Musicians
Clarinet/Alto SaxophoneVictor Slaymark
HornBrian Newman
ViolinJohn Francis
ViolinAlla Sharova
ViolaBridget Crouch
CelloJulia Vohralik
Double BassPeter Chapman
Piano/Mouth-organTony Stenson
SynthesizerJonathan Rutherford
PercussionNicholas Ormrod/Tony McVey
AnthemChoir of Coventry Cathedral conducted by Paul Leddington Wright.
Treble solo: Richard Law

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