While we're waiting out the pandemic to see what the situation is going to look like for theatre and performing arts when we start transitioning out of stricter social distancing guidelines, I will be searching for videos of Deaf performance to share. This seems like a great start, one of Shakespeare's early comedies!
SparkNotes has an online study guide for this play if you want more information.
performed in British Sign Language at The Globe Theatre.
For more information, visit www.deafinitelytheatre.co.uk
deafinitely theatre and shakespeare’s globe present
love’s labour’s lost
by william shakespeare
Presented at Shakespeare's Globe for the World Shakespeare Festival in May 2012, Deafinitely Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of Love's Labour's Lost then toured the UK as part of the Globe to Globe Festival, in which each of Shakespeare's 37 plays were shown in a different language. By translating the rich, pun-riddled text of Love's Labour's Lost into the physical language of BSL, Deafinitely Theatre created a new interpretation of Shakespeare's comedy, accessible to theatregoers of all backgrounds. This is the first time this has been attempted with a full Shakespeare play.
The court of Navarre: the King and his three Lords vow to stay away from wine, women and luxury; but when the princess and her ladies from France arrive, they begin to change their minds. As each gives in to his affections and breaks his oath, they all try – unsuccessfully - to keep their love secret from each other.
Love’s Labour’s Lost was filmed at Shakespeare’s Globe.