Love's Labour's Lost: Critical Essays

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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by ...
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Overview

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

...Assembles a brillant selection of critical essays, theater reviews, poems, and letters spanning four centuries and three continents (The Elizabethean Review)

Indispensable. Most libraries will undoubtably add it to their Shakespeare shelves (Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815338888
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/2/2000
  • Series: Shakespeare Criticism Series
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Felicia Hardison Londre is Curators' professor of Theater at the University of Missouri--Kansas City and dramaturg for Missouri Repertory Theater, Hart of America, Shakespeare Festival, and Nebraska Shakepseare Festival. She is currently President of the American Theater and Drama Society.
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Table of Contents

General Editor's Introduction
Acknowledgments
Illustrations
Love's Labour's Lost and the Critical Legacy 3
From Alba: The Month's Minde of a Melancholy Lover (1598) 41
To the Right Honorable the Lorde Vycount Cranborne at the Courte (1604) 43
Remarks on the Plays of Shakespear: The Argument of Loves Labour's Lost (1710) 45
Notes on Shakespeare's Plays: Love's Labour's Lost (excerpts) (1765) 49
Love's Labour Lost, from Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature: Criticisms on Shakespeare's Comedies (1808) 53
Love's Labour's Lost, from the Literatures on Shakespeare and Milton (1811) 55
Love's Labour's Lost, from Lectures and Notes on Shakspere and Other English Poets (1818) 59
Love's Labour's Lost, from Characters of Shakespeare's Plays (1817) 61
On Love's Labours Lost (1878) 65
Shakespeare's Word-Play and Puns: Love's Labour's Lost (1889) 71
A Shakespearean Quibble (1898) 77
Love's Labour's Lost, from Shakespeare: His Music and Song (1915) 79
Love's Labour's Lost Restudied (1925) 83
Love's Labour's Lost: One of Shakespeare's First Bows (1942) 117
Love's Labour's Lost (1953) 125
The Folly of Wit and Masquerade in Love's Labour's Lost (1959) 145
Love's Labour's Lost: The Story of a Conversion (1962) 175
Love's Labor's Lost and the Early Shakespeare (1962) 193
The Dialogues of Spring and Winter: A Key to the Unity of Love's Labour's Lost (1967) 213
Love's Labour's Lost: The Grace of Society (1971) 225
The Failure of Relationship Between Men and Women in Love's Labor's Lost (1981) 243
Oath-Taking (1981) 257
The Copy for the Folio Text of Love's Labour's Lost (1982) 277
The Structure of Love's Labour's Lost (1982) 289
M. Marcade and the Dance of Death: Love's Labour's Lost v.2.705-711 (1986) 301
Jaquenetta's Baby's Father: Recovering Paternity in Love's Labour's Lost (1990) 305
Armado and Costard in the French Academy: Player as Clown (1993) 313
Elizabethan Views of the "Other": French, Spanish, and Russians in Love's Labour's Lost (1995) 325
Review of the Dramatic Students at St. James's Theatre (1886) 345
Review of Love's Labor's Lost at Daly's Theatre (1891) 349
Imitations: The Students, 1762 (1904) 353
Review of Peines d'amour Perdues at the Odeon: From Le Monde (1946) 357
Review of Peines D'Amour Perdues at the Odeon: From La Vie Intellectuelle (1946) 359
From The Shifting Point (1987) 361
Armado's "You that way; we this way" (1969-70) 363
Love's Labor Reviewed as Mozart-Like (1974) 377
Review of Love's Labor's Lost at the Guthrie Theater (1974) 381
Review of the Royal Shakespeare Company (1978) 385
Rehearsal Process as Critical Practice: John Barton's 1978 Love's Labour's Lost (1988) 387
From a Theatregoer's Notebook: The RSC's Love's Labour's Lost (1985) 411
Moshinsky's Love's Labor's Lost (1985) 415
Anther Winner, a Feast Worthy of the Bard Himself: Review of Love's Labour's Lost, Performed by the Great Lakes Theater Festival (1988) 417
Director Leaves Mark on Love's Labour's Lost: Review of Love's Labour's Lost, Performed by the Great Lakes Theater Festival (1988) 419
Youthful Touch of Tenderness: Review of Love's Labor's Lost, at the Public Theater (1989) 421
On Directing Love's Labour's Lost - Five Times 423
On Designing Love's Labour's Lost - Twice 431
Love's Labor's Lost (1992) 437
Continuous Sonnets (1993) 441
Love's Labor's Lost (1993) 443
Shakespeare, Half of Creation: Reminiscences of Don Armado 447
The "Otherness" of the Foreigner in Contemporary Productions of Love's Labour's Lost 455
On Playing Berowne 461
Envoi 471
Contributors of New Material to This Volume 475
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