In this section we look at past productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost between 1978 and 2008.

The male lovers in Love's Labour's Lost
From Gregory Doran's production of Love's Labours Lost in 2008
Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC – Image Licensing

All productions of Shakespeare have one thing in common: the text. They can differ greatly because each text is open to interpretation and every director and their company makes different interpretative choices in the rehearsal room.

Here we delve into the RSC's archive to give you a snapshot of our creative process behind the productions. You can see previously-unseen production records, reviews, production and rehearsal photos to give you an insight of the depth of work that goes on behind the scenes of an RSC production.

  • John Barton's autumnal 1978 production
  • Ian Judge’s 1993 production set in Edwardian Oxbridge
  • Gregory Doran’s handsome Elizabethan costumed 2008 production.

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