Love's Labour's Lost (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series)

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To begin the introduction, the editor discusses the link between Love?s Labour?s Lost and the writings of Sir Philip Sidney, the simple plot and its inconclusive ending, the relationship in the play between words and the things which they signify, and the play?s concern with the court. The following sections of the introduction examine the play?s style, from the structural devices and wordplay typical of Shakespeare to the repetition and allusion that are particularly abundant in this comedy; and the play?s ...

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Overview

To begin the introduction, the editor discusses the link between Love’s Labour’s Lost and the writings of Sir Philip Sidney, the simple plot and its inconclusive ending, the relationship in the play between words and the things which they signify, and the play’s concern with the court. The following sections of the introduction examine the play’s style, from the structural devices and wordplay typical of Shakespeare to the repetition and allusion that are particularly abundant in this comedy; and the play’s structure, with focus on the play’s last scene, which is the longest in Shakespeare’s work. The editor finally addresses the play’s dating and possible sources, its early history and performance, and the subsequent reactions to and criticism of the play. This edition features five appendices that follow the text of Love’s Labour’s Lost. They include an examination of the play’s original texts, additional lines omitted in the text of this edition, and discussions of Moth’s name, rhymes, and compound words in the play. Also included are a preface, an index, and lists of illustrations, abbreviations, and references.

The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play’s foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

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"With the publication of Woudhuysen's Arden 3 edition, the magisterial study of the play that will energize a new generation of readers and directors has now arrived."—Eric Rasmussen, University of Nevada at Reno, Shakespeare Survey
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904271109
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/25/1998
  • Series: Arden Shakespeare Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 686,107
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 7.46 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

H. R. Woudhuysen is Professor of English at University College London. His publications include Samuel Johnson on Shakespeare, The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse, and Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558-1640.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations General editors preface Preface Introduction - Sidney - Plot - Words and things - The court - Style - Structure - Date - Sources and contexts - Early history - Later history LOVES LABOURS LOST Appendices 1) The text 2) Additional lines 3) Moths name 4) Rhymes in Loves Labours Lost 5) Compound words in Loves Labours Lost Abbreviations and references Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Taylor

    Hii

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Smith

    i think they are electing a king an d queen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Shadow King

    He walks in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Terrace

    *walks out*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Alishia

    She grabs a random pig and hugs it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Darkness

    This should be good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Hunter

    There is an intruder at res five and hes fresking me out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    RUTHY TO JELLAL

    DAD??????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Deathdealer to kaya jello alishia

    Kaya: I thought so<p>Jello: Like I said, over dramatic<p>Alishia: Eh that still counts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Sparow

    She blows the sparks away with frost. "Really?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Icesis to kaya

    Like an @sshole yoda?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Jellal to frank

    They killed my kid

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Ok everyone polind res two

    Map is res 6 bios res 7 we are having an election for king or queen if you want to run for it say so at polind res two

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