Just before Winter Break, the junior class performed Love’s Labour’s Lost — the culmination of their Shakespeare block class. Shifting alliances, misdirected correspondence and engaging wordplay were the hallmarks of this story of romance and intrigue, presented in the Big Room at High Mowing School.
First performed in the mid 1590’s, Love’s Labour’s Lost is a comedy set in Navarre, Spain. The story centers around the King of Navarre and his lords, and their attempt to devote themselves to three years of study — giving up women and love in the meantime. But with the arrival of the Princess and her ladies, various secret longings emerge which lead to the breaking of oaths, and on-going puns, poetry and wooing.
Co-directed by Wendy Bruneau and Stephen Chalmers, Love’s Labour’s Lost was a feast for lovers of language, as only Shakespeare could create. Click on the image below for photos of the performance, or if you are a parent, you can watch the home video on the website's parent portal.