The Theater: All in Aught

LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

The Royal Shakespeare Company is one of the glories of the English-speaking stage. It is a touchstone troupe whose productions linger in the mind as definitive. In its brief two-month stay at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the R.S.C. is presenting three works, a little-known Maxim Gorky play called Summerfolk, a shortened version of King Lear, and an infrequently performed Shakespeare play, Love's Labor's Lost. Here is proof, once again, of the company's complete artistic mastery.

Love's Labor's Lost is an early comedy in which Shakespeare frolics with...

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