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Recorded at Glamis Castle in Scotland, this was one of only two productions shot on location, the other being The Famous History of the Life of Henry the Eight.
However, the location shooting received a lukewarm response from both critics and the BBC's own people, with the general consensus being that the natural world in the episode overwhelmed the actors and the story.
Austrian-born director Max Reinhardt did not speak English at the time of the film's production.
He gave orders to the actors and crew in German with William Dieterle acting as his interpreter.
Olivier's first performance of Shakespeare on screen.
It was also the final film of stage actors Leon Quartermaine and Henry Ainley, and featured an early screen role for Ainley's son Richard as Sylvius, as well as for John Laurie, who played Orlando's brother Oliver.
In this version, a group of school children are attending a puppet performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream when they are drawn into the story and become the characters, dressed in Elizabethan costumes.
The film, inspired by the play, prominently features a modern interpretation of the play put on in a private high school in a small town.
For example, the title comes from a line in a song, drawn from a line in a play, "Were the world mine, Demetrius being bated / The rest I'd give to be to you translated."An adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, it tells the tale of musical theater actors, Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, who were once married and are now performing opposite each other in the roles of Petruchio and Katherine in a Broadway-bound musical version of the play.
" with Shakespeare himself taking part in the action.
Branagh's film turns Love's Labour's Lost into a romantic Hollywood musical.
Laurie would go on to co-star with Olivier in the three Shakespearean films that Olivier directed.
In a 2015 retrospective for The Guardian, theatre critic Michael Billington praised Redgrave as having "the ability to give a performance [as Rosalind] that becomes a gold-standard for future generations".