The productions feature the same acting company and were recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and broadcast to cinemas on 11 February and 4 March 2015 respectively.
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Love's Labour's Lost:
Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.
Love’s Labour’s Won, also known as Much Ado About Nothing:
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.
The Box Set includes an exclusive special edition double-sided poster as well as a director’s commentary with Christopher Luscombe and Assistant Director Guy Unsworth.
4 hours 48 minutes + 25 minutes (extras)
0 (Region Free)
Number of discs:
Director's Commentaries | Interviews