Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.
Love's Labour's Lost (Annotated with Biography and Critical Essay)by William Shakespeare
The action begins with the Ferdinand, the king of Navarre, and three of his lord/companions (Biron, Longueville, and Dumaine) taking an oath
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Love’s Labour’s Lost is generally considered one of the few plays that Shakespeare created and did not mine other sources for inspiration. It is a comedy and a farce, and has a rather inconclusive ending.
The action begins with the Ferdinand, the king of Navarre, and three of his lord/companions (Biron, Longueville, and Dumaine) taking an oath to devote themselves to study. They intend of taking off three years to do this – at the same time they were abstain from the company of women and other forms of excess. Ferdinand wants to make Navarre the academic capital of the world. He has forgotten, however, that the daughter of the King of France is about to visit, and soon she shows up. She tells Ferdinand that she will repay the loan that her father owes Navarre, but he indignantly protests that the French King is falling short on the amount he must pay Ferdinand.
This annotated edition includes a biography and critical essay.
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