Catch Shake­speare live on the sil­ver screen

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THE Royal Shake­speare Com­pany’s per­for­mance of Love’s Labour’s Lost will be streamed live from Strat­fordUpon-Avon. It’s sum­mer 1914. Ded­i­cat­ing them­selves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the com­pany of women for three years – but then the Princess of France and her ladies-in-wait­ing ar­rive.

This imag­i­na­tive pro­duc­tion of Shake­speare’s sparkling com­edy mis­chie­vously sug­gests that the high­est of all aca­demic en­deav­ours is the study of the op­po­site sex.

Only at the end of the play is the mer­ri­ment cur­tailed as the lovers agree to spend time apart, un­aware that the world around them is about to be trans­formed by the war to end all wars.

The play is di­rected by Christo­pher Lus­combe.

Royal Shake­speare Com­pany Live: Love’s Labour’s Lost

Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 11 at 7.30pm

The El­giva, St Mary’s Way, Che­sham, HP5 1HR £15 01494 582 900 www.el­

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