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Taste of Shakespeare, A - Love (8/8)


This is also part of this series: Taste of Shakespeare (8)


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Eugenia Educational Fdn.
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 40 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 2008
Available in French: No

The eighth production in the award-winning* series, “A TASTE OF SHAKESPEARE: LOVE” explores what Shakespeare says about love, in an effort to find out whether he is essentially cynical, romantic, or somewhere in between.

The setting: a rehearsal hall.

Four actors – two men and two women – and the stage manager wait for their tardy director to arrive so they can begin rehearsal on a play about Shakespeare's views on love. While they wait, they continue to probe Shakespeare's texts for more evidence. And they don't agree with each other.

As they speak lines from various plays to prove their opposing views on what they believe Shakespeare is saying, we weave in clips from other productions of A TASTE OF SHAKESPEARE to illustrate the many faces of love.

But there are also love secrets between these actors – some of the same complications dramatized by Shakespeare – which come to the surface and will have to be faced.