Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the production was performed under the title Love's Labour's Won, a name possibly attributed to it during Shakespeare's lifetime.
Love's Labour's Won was recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and broadcast to cinemas on 4 March 2015. Christopher also directs the same acting company in Love’s Labour’s Lost, also available on DVD and Blu-ray.
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Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary 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 altogether more combative courtship.
Set amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, where youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.
'Terrific…continual comic verve'
'Christopher Luscombe's productions are sparklingly funny and giddily blissful'
'A marvel…immaculately co-ordinated'
The DVD includes a director’s commentary with Christopher Luscombe and Assistant Director Guy Unsworth.
148 minutes + 12 minutes (extras)
0 (Region Free)
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Director's Commentary | Interview with Nigel Hess