Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

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Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare

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 comely 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 spirits recommend it to all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140714272
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/30/1963
Series: Pelican Shakespeare Series
Edition description: Rev. ed.
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jill P. Ingram is Assistant Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at Ohio University. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia, and is the author of the book Idioms of Self-Interest: Credit, Identity and Property in English Renaissance Literature (Routledge, 2006). She has also published many articles on English Renaissance culture and literature.

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Love's Labour's Lost 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He walks in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well it was fun while it lasted goodbye *walks out*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They killed my kid
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i think they are electing a king an d queen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks out*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She grabs a random pig and hugs it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This should be good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like an @sshole yoda?