Love's Labour's Lost
Publish date: April 30th 1901
Publisher: Arden Shakespeare
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
I knew nothing about this play when I started it, and I must say that I was often confused. The plot is basic enough : a King and three young lords swear off women for three years and then immediately fall in love with a princess and her three attending ladies. There is a great deal of banter. Unfo...
Four men who vow not to be distracted from their studies by love end up getting distracted. They all fall in love. Not to the same woman, but to four different women. It all seems somewhat lacking in drama and conflict.Instead, Love’s Labour Lost indulges in wordplay. Stichomythic conversations ...
You know what I'm not crazy about? Shakespeare's comedies
This is probably the most difficult Shakespearean play I've read, because it's almost nothing but wordplay and witticism. Otherwise, the plot could be explained in a few sentences. But for some reason I found it charming.
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