When the King of Navarre and his three courtiers forswear all pleasure - particularly of the female variety - in favour of a life of study, the arrival of the Princess of France and her ladies plays havoc with their intentions. Using every kind of verbal gymnastics to poke fun, Shakespeare's most intellectual comedy is brought to hilarious life in Dominic Dromgoole's highly entertaining production, rich in visual humour and sexual innuendo. Jonathan Fensom's knot garden and original music by Claire van Kampen create the framework for an engaging performance by an excellent cast. Filmed live in High Definition and true surround sound.
Press Reviews "Dominic Dromgoole's zestful production succeeds in captivating the audience to a degree that I would not have thought possible...It's a treat" (The Independent)
"With a delightful design and jaunty music it has abundant charm...Entirely enchanting." (The Times)
Cast Philip Cumbus (King of Navarre) Trystan Gravelle (Berowne) William Mannering (Longaville) Jack Farthing (Dumaine) Michelle Terry (Princess of France) Thomasin Rand (Rosaline)
Production Company: Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Stage Director: Dominic Dromgoole Television Director: Ian Russell
Disc Information Catalogue Number: OABD7071D Date of Performance: 2009 Running Time: 166 minutes Sound: 2.0 PCM & 5.1 DTS Aspect Ratio: 1080i High Definition / 16:9 Subtitles: EN (in Shakespearean English) Label: Opus Arte
NR (Not Rated)
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