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Video Reading: Love’s Labour’s Lost: A3S1 ‘And I, forsooth, in love!’

I wanted to make a Video Reading of this monologue by Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost, because I think it’s very funny, but very difficult for the actor to make it ‘come off’.

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Berowne is one of the four members of the court of Navarre who have sworn not to fall in love whilst they study for a year. Berowne has fallen in love with Rosline, and is both disgusted,  and delighted, to be in love. So this speech has to express that simultaneous disgust and delight – no easy trick, particularly in our modern age, when falling in love is usually only seen as something good.

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Caitlin pulls it off in this reading. Can you? Why don’t you try by using the link after the Video Reading to get to the speech and then read it out loud (with an audience if you can get one:

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And now, heree’s a link to the speech so you can try it out and see if you can do as well as Caitlin (scroll down to Berowne’s speech which starts ‘And I, forsooth, in love!’:

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If you’re not a native English speaker, you may want to translate the speech into your own native language. You can learn how to do this at:

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Help Video 5: Translating Scenes into different languages

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Let’s Play,

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Richard Forsyth
‘The Director’
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