Love's Labour's Lost

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One of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1964: Directed by Stephen Gray for the Cambridge Theatre Group tour of South Africa in July - August 1964.

1976: Staged by the University of Natal Department of Speech and Drama in the Studio Theatre in Pietermaritzburg, directed by Roger Orton with students from the department.

1991: Presented by CAPAB Drama at the Maynardville Open-air Theatre directed by Leslie French (associate director Ralph Lawson, opening 18 January. Design by Peter Cazalet, lighting by Malcolm Hurrell, music for the songs by Michael Tuffin, choreography by Pamela Chrimes. The cast: Gavin van den Berg, Philip Godawa, Nick Ashby, David Butler, Mark Graham, Robert Fridjhon, Ralph Lawson, Peter Krummeck, Phillip Boucher, André Samuels, David Alcock, Xandi van Dijk, Pauline O'Kelly, Fiona Coyne, Anthea Thompson, Gretha Brazelle, Satara Lester, Gillian Vosloo, Edwina Sheridan-Smith, Samantha Welch.


Research material on the theatre in South Africa (re 1964 production) held by NELM: [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 2.

Love's Labour's Lost theatre programme, 1976.

Love's Labour's Lost theatre programme, 1991.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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