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Shakespeare on the Common: Love's Labour's Lost

Watch Shakespeare on the Boston Common! Free performances through the summer.

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Steven Maler
July 20 - August 7, 2016

Tuesdays - Saturdays : 8pm, Sundays: 7pm 
FREE and Open to the Public
In Love’s Labour’s Lost, friendship and loyalty amongst four young men and four young women are put to the test when romantic youthful notions of love encounter the challenges of adulthood.

“Love’s Labour’s Lost for me is about growing up, about leaving behind adolescent attitudes towards love and gaining an understanding of the power and responsibility of loving another person,” says Maler. “Though it’s an early play, it has terrific language and indelible characters. Many of the themes, characters and situations in the play are explored in Shakespeare’s later plays, so you get to see the young Shakespeare at work in Love’s Labour’s Lost. The play for me became an anchor for the 2016 season, "Love On The Rocks", as we explore refractions and reflections on the enigmatic, magical and effervescent mystery of love.”

 

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