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2008 - Peter Bowles as Don Armado in "Love's Labour's Lost" @ the Rose, Kingston.
Josette Simon as Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost at the RSC, 1984. Simon: ‘They’d never had a black lead before. It caused a lot of head-scratching as to whether they should give me a lead role. Would the audience walk out, saying, “What’s a black person doing in Elizabethan England?’’ I strongly believed that the thing audiences want is to see something really good.’ Photograph: Joe Cocks Studio Collection/Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust