Pastoral retreat and green texts: the 2009 Globe production of Love's Labour's Lost

Bladen, Victoria (2015) Pastoral retreat and green texts: the 2009 Globe production of Love's Labour's Lost. Australian Literary Studies, 30 2: 29-43. doi:10.20314/als.6fad022437


Author Bladen, Victoria
Title Pastoral retreat and green texts: the 2009 Globe production of Love's Labour's Lost
Formatted title
Pastoral retreat and green texts: the 2009 Globe production of Love's Labour's Lost
Journal name Australian Literary Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9697
1837-6479
Publication date 2015-06-30
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.20314/als.6fad022437
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 30
Issue 2
Start page 29
End page 43
Total pages 15
Place of publication Wollongong, NSW Australia
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost (1594–1595) engages with ideas intrinsic to pastoral, particularly the notion of retreat from central urbanity to an alternative space, and the juxtaposition of the active and the contemplative life. Yet the play receives scant attention in critical accounts of Shakespearean pastoral. The Globe’s 2009 stage production, directed by Dominic Dromgoole, emphasised the play’s pastoral aspects aesthetically and ideologically. It revived Dromgoole’s 2007 production and was filmed, under the direction of Ian Russell, for an international series of cinema broadcasts and released on DVD. This article argues that the production, through giving particular emphasis and new theatrical life to the pastoral dimensions of the play, generated renewed focus on the play’s political paradox and human dilemmas.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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