When the King of Navarre and three of his cronies swear to spend all their days in study and not to look at any girls, they've forgotten that the daughter of the King of France is coming on a diplomatic visit. And the lady herself and her attendants play merry havoc with their intentions. Written by
5 January 1985 (UK)
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The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost
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This was one of only two productions which replaced original dialogue with material from outside the play (the other was Antony & Cleopatra
(1981)). Here, in an invented scene set between Act 2 Scene 1 and Act 3, Scene 1, Berowne is shown drafting the poem to Rosaline, which will later be read by Nathaniel to Jacquenetta. The lines in this invented scene (delivered in voice-over) are taken from the fifth poem of the William Jaggard publication The Passionate Pilgrim; a variant of Berowne's final version of his own poem. See more
Ferdinand, King of Navarre
I love to hear him lie.
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