Bard in the Valley
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
5409 206 Street
Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare
Produced by Diane Gendron
Directed by Mandy DyckThe play begins with an oath taken by the King of Navarre and his three companions. The men dedicate three years of their lives to studying at the academe with no distractions, not even women. The King, however, has forgotten that the Princess of France, whose father is seriously ill, is on her way to discuss the business of Aquitaine. When the Princess arrives, with her three ladies, each man falls in love with one of the women. The men pursue their love in secret of one another – for fear of the oath and the mockery that may come with being found out. Due to mixed-up letters and pledges being overheard, their secrets come to light and each man is found out. Throwing the oath aside the men decide to display their love for all to see. The women take their attempts to woo as foolery and tell the men that, if they are serious, they must spend a year away in seclusion to prove their love, while the women mourn the death of the Princess’s father. The men agree and they part ways in the end.
All performances in Douglas Park are Free to attend.