Love’s Labour’s Lost: Kenneth Branagh.

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Love’s Labour’s Lost: Kenneth Branagh

After watching the musical film of Love’s Labour’s Lost, I think I can safely say that it was a good interpretation of the play, in the style of a Hollywood musical.

        Kenneth Branagh, the producer as well as one of the stars of the film, really made one of Shakespeare’s plays enjoyable to watch, to a range of ages. I am recommending this production to you, because I really enjoyed it, and I think that you will too, as well as it being a help in your studies. One of the main reasons that I liked this film, and why I think that you will too, is because most of the audience know the plays such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Twelfth Night, and are less likely to know about this one. So I liked the idea of introducing to you, what I think is an equally beautiful play, with the advantage, that the audience is not sitting, waiting for the balcony scene!

        Set during World War 2, this production captures the strength of musical comedies and war dramas of the period, balancing the laughs and the tears.

The story is quite light, and while the film hangs onto much of Shakespeare’s original language, the story is still very straight forward, making it relatively easy to follow, producing an enjoyable film to watch.

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I think that Branagh put across the message that ‘actions speak louder than words’, meaning that the emotions and the passion of the film, were more important than the words (or lyrics).

Four bachelors, Berowne (Kenneth Branagh), Dumaine (Adrian Lester), Longeville (Matthew Lillard) and the King (Alessandro Nivola), have sworn off women, in order to devote three years to the studying philosophy. However, a visit from the Princess of France (Alicia Silverstone) and her three striking followers soon alters the men’s belief that they can live without love.

One of the features of the play, which returned to the ...

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