theatre reviews u.k.
the national health a
midsummer night's dream the taming of the shrew
the merchant of venice loves labours lost a winter's tale the good natured man the burglar
the card the architect and the emperor of assyria
on to theater reviews u.s.a. jim's biography
"loves labour's lost" 1972 directed by laurence olivier old vic, london
reviewer nicholas de jongh, the
"...it takes jim dale as costard the clown to capture the plays lightness: grinning, empty minded, and fascinated by the sound of his words, he wanders in and out of the play's action. it is a conventional performance but a shining one.
reviewer ronald bryden london
"the play has returned with a few cast changes. the most important being jim dale as costard. he brings a needed element of course comedy to the pretty but slightly solemn medieval tapestry oliver made of the play. it is still more fun to look at than listen to, but dale, sniffing doggishly after sheila reid's jacquenetta, imports the element of animal sex in which the flirtations of his betters' courtly wooings need rooting."