Love's labour's lost

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In this charming comedy of manners, one of Shakespeare's earliest efforts in the genre, a well-intentioned king vows to forego all fleshly delights, setting the stage for romantic hijinks. Ferdinand, the king of Navarre, insists that his court join him in a pledge to undertake a strict regimen of study and celibacy. The grudging compliance of three noblemen is sorely tested -- as is the king's own resolve -- with the arrival of a French princess and a trio of comedy attendants. First performed in 1594, Love's Labour's Lost features such typical Shakespearean elements as lovers in disguise, a witty clown, and an abundance of sparkling repartee. The play's role as a formative work (the plot is thought to be entirely of Shakespeare's invention) makes it of particular interest to students and scholars, and its merry doings and high spirts recommend it to all.

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display_description One of Shakespeare's early comedies and most ornately intellectual plays, "Love's Labour's Lost" is a mental adventure in hilarity and wit. First published in 1598, the play is filled with lexical puns, literary allusions, and shifting poetic forms, a rich example of the Bard's linguistic mastery. The play opens with King Phillip of Naverre announcing that the men of his court will devote the coming years to ascetic studies and to reduce distractions, no women will be allowed into the court for three years. However, Naverre and his companions cannot resist the allure of the Princess of France when she comes to visit with her ladies to plead with the King for help. A series of hilarious events ensue as the men fall in love with the beautiful ladies in violation of their oaths. Confusion and humor abound as the women of the court form an alliance to gain entrance in disguise, while the men try to escape also in disguise to meet their loves. In the wit and humor of "Love's Labour's Lost" we find an example of Shakespeare's legendary comedic talent. This edition includes a preface and annotations by Henry N. Hudson, an introduction by Charles Harold Herford, and a biographical afterword.
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subject_facet Comedies, Courts and courtiers -- Drama, Electronic books, Navarre (Kingdom) -- Drama, Princesses -- Drama, Shakespeare, William (1564-1616). -- Love's labour's lost, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Love's labour's lost, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Plays
title_display Love's labour's lost
title_full Love's Labour's Lost [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William., Love's labour's lost / by William Shakespeare ; edited by G.R. Hibbard, Love's labour's lost / edited by Wilbur L. Cross and Tucker Brooke, Love's labour's lost [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
title_short Love's labour's lost
topic_facet Courts and courtiers, Electronic books, Princesses, Shakespeare, William, Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)