Shakespeare at Winedale

Camp Shakespeare presents Love's Labor's Lost

Tue, May 23, 2017
Camp Shakespeare presents Love's Labor's Lost
Camp Shakespeare










                                    We shall not cease from exploration,

                                    And the end of all our exploring

                                     Will be to arrive where we started

                                    And know the place for the first time.


                                                            T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding.”


Such is the charge welcoming young actors to Camp Shakespeare. It will be sounded again on June 11th when 14 campers arrive in Fayette County to begin their journey.  Their play will be one of Shakespeare’s early comedies, Love’s Labor’s Lost.  They will spend two weeks of long days playing Shakespeare, forming an ensemble, experimenting, improvising, sharing insights, exercising bodies and words, opening doors.


Love’s Labor’s Lost introduces the audience to four young men in the Court of Navarre who take oaths to spend three years studying, isolating themselves from the outside world and denying them sleep and meals and the company of women.  When four beautiful and very witty ladies from France appear, those vows are immediately shattered, the men engage in all sorts of deception to protect their pride and as wooers, fail miserably.


The actors will be sharing their adventure with Love’s Labor’s Lost through public performances on three occasions:


                        June 22, 3:00 p.m. Crystal Theater, Gonzales, Tx.

                        June 23, 7:00 p.m. Henkel Hall, Round Top, Tx.

                        June 24, 1:00 p.m., Theater Barn, Winedale, Tx.


Members of the June 23 performance audience are invited to THE Art Event preceding the performance, featuring work by Round Top-Carmine students in a special cocktail/hors d’oeuvre setting from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Humble Donkey Studio adjacent to Henkel Hall.


Admission to Love’s Labor’s Lost is $10.00.  Children 12 and under, free.  For reservations, write

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