Launching Sport For Jove's 2016 Outdoor Summer Season

Proudly presenting its acclaimed Outdoor Summer Season returning for its 7th season with a double bill of moonlit romance, of men behaving badly and women winning the day.
 
SYDNEY - Nov. 29, 2015 - PRLog -- These are two of the world’s perfect comedies, The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare's only entirely original comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost, the play most closely tied to his staggering series of Sonnets, to this day the most popular love poetry ever written. Sport For Jove, the company that salvaged the forgotten All’s Well That Ends Well to such acclaim, brings this unknown gem to the stage in a full Elizabethan setting, fusing the sonnets and the play into a passionate study of the act of artistic creation. Summer Season 7 will give these wonderful plays a vigorous outdoor life in the glorious surrounds of Bella Vista Farm in Baulkham Hills and the Everglades Gardens in Leura.

Hundreds of years before Wilde, Shakespeare was in the midst of a wild, rule-breaking love triangle of his own if we are to believe his sonnets. He wrote his most original comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost, in the same period that produced his incredible outpouring of Sonnets, a tangled web of hetero-and-homo-sexual passion, pain and laughter. No play is more demonstrative of Shakespeare’s art and language than this one, and none closer to the true heart of his poetry.

Also playing as a bonus curtain raiser to Love’s Labour’s Lost throughout the festival season is the brilliant short one-act play Shakespearealism, by acclaimed Australian actor, writer and film director Josh Lawson, directed by Lizzie Schebesta.

The deep wishes of Oscar Wilde’s heart saw him crushed by the puritanical machine in his own lifetime but his razor sharp satirical comedies cut the age down to size, exposing the trivialities and artificial rituals of a culture that creates forms and rules around the most natural thing on earth - love. Earnest blows a glorious bubble around heterosexual or ‘normal’ relationships and lets it burst, celebrating and lambasting the earnest silliness of marriage between a man and a woman.

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