Love's Labour's Lost

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

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Category: Drama

Page: 192

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From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of Shakespeare's dazzling comedy. This book includes: * An introduction to Love's Labour's Lost by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The play – with clear explanatory notes on each page * A scene-by-scene analysis * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * A rich exploration of approaches to staging the play The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This book presents a historical overview of Love's Labour's Lost in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors – Terry Hands, Liz Shipman and Gregory Doran– so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible - a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death. www.rscshakespeare.co.uk

Love's Labours Lost (Annotated)

Author: William Shakespeare

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Page: 160

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Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s, and first published in 1598.

Loves Labours Lost Annotated

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 184

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Love's Labour's Lost follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to foreswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. In an untraditional ending for a comedy, the play closes with the death of the Princess's father, and all weddings are delayed for a year. The play draws on themes of masculine love and desire, reckoning and rationalization, and reality versus fantasy.

Love's Labours Lost

Annotated and Illustrated

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 106

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Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s, and first published in 1598.The play opens with the King of Navarre and three noble companions, Berowne, Dumaine, and Longaville, taking an oath to devote themselves to three years of study, promising not to give in to the company of women - Berowne somewhat more hesitantly than the others.

Loves Labours Lost

William Shakespeare (Comedy Play) [Annotated]

Author: William Shakespeare

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Page: 203

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"Love's Labour's Lost follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to foreswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. In an untraditional ending for a comedy, the play closes with the death of the Princess's father, and all weddings are delayed for a year. The play draws on themes of masculine love and desire, reckoning and rationalization, and reality versus fantasy."

Love's Labours Lost

(Annotated Edition)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 122

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King Ferdinand of Navarre and his three closest lords-Biron, Dumain and Longaville-have taken a vow abstinence from the sensual pleasures of life to devote three years to the pursuit of knowledge. This task will involve isolated themselves in the court with extreme limitation upon contact with ladies of the court. The only one of the four exhibiting doubt about the plan is Biron, but finally he too signs the oath. Wouldn't you know this signing is coincident with a visit from the Princess of France. Meanwhile, Constable Dull arrives with news about a criminal act by a man named Costard: flirting with an innocent country girl. Costard is punished for this transgression with Don Armado the enforcer.

Loves Labours Lost [Annotated]

William Shakespeare (Drama, Plays, Poetry, Shakespeare, Literary Criticism)

Author: William Shakespeare

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Page: 204

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"Love's Labour's Lost follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to foreswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. In an untraditional ending for a comedy, the play closes with the death of the Princess's father, and all weddings are delayed for a year. The play draws on themes of masculine love and desire, reckoning and rationalization, and reality versus fantasy."

Love's Labour's Lost Annotated

Author: William Shakespeare

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Page: 220

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"Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s for a performance at the Inns of Court before Queen Elizabeth I. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to swear off the company of women for three years in order to focus on study and fasting. Their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of France and her ladies makes them forsworn. In an untraditional ending for a comedy, the play closes with the death of the Princess's father, and all weddings are delayed for a year. The play draws on themes of masculine love and desire, reckoning and rationalisation, and reality versus fantasy.Though first published in quarto in 1598, the play's title page suggests a revision of an earlier version of the play. While there are no obvious sources for the play's plot, the four main characters are loosely based on historical figures. The use of apostrophes in the play's title varies in early editions, though it is most commonly given as Love's Labour's Lost."

Love's Labours Lost by William Shakespeare - Illustrated and Annotated Edition -

Author: William Shakespeare

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Page: 182

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Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s, and first published in 1598.The play opens with the King of Navarre and three noble companions, Berowne, Dumaine, and Longaville, taking an oath to devote themselves to three years of study, promising not to give in to the company of women - Berowne somewhat more hesitantly than the others.

Love's Labour's Lost: (annotated by Henry N. Hudson with an Introduction by Charles Harold Herford)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Digireads.com

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Category: Drama

Page: 94

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One of Shakespeare's early comedies and most ornately intellectual plays, "Love's Labour's Lost" is a mental adventure in hilarity and wit. First published in 1598, the play is filled with lexical puns, literary allusions, and shifting poetic forms, a rich example of the Bard's linguistic mastery. The play opens with King Phillip of Naverre announcing that the men of his court will devote the coming years to ascetic studies and to reduce distractions, no women will be allowed into the court for three years. However, Naverre and his companions cannot resist the allure of the Princess of France when she comes to visit with her ladies to plead with the King for help. A series of hilarious events ensue as the men fall in love with the beautiful ladies in violation of their oaths. Confusion and humor abound as the women of the court form an alliance to gain entrance in disguise, while the men try to escape also in disguise to meet their loves. In the wit and humor of "Love's Labour's Lost" we find an example of Shakespeare's legendary comedic talent. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, includes a preface and annotations by Henry N. Hudson, and an introduction by Charles Harold Herford.

Love's Labours Lost Annotated

Special Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

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Page: 102

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At first glance, Shakespeare's early comedy Love's Labor's Lost simply entertains and amuses. Four young men (one of them a king) withdraw from the world for three years, taking an oath that they will have nothing to do with women. The King of Navarre soon learns, however, that the Princess of France and her ladies are about to arrive. Although he lodges them outside of his court, all four men fall in love with the ladies, abandoning their oaths and setting out to win their hands.The laughter triggered by this story is augmented by subplots involving a braggart soldier, a clever page, illiterate servants, a parson, a schoolmaster, and a constable so dull that he is named Dull. Letters and poems are misdelivered, confessions are overheard, entertainments are presented, and language is played with, and misused, by the ignorant and learned alike.

Loves Labours Lost William Shakespeare

(Drama, Plays, Poetry, Shakespeare, Literary Criticism) [Annotated]

Author: William Shakespeare

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Page: 204

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Love's Labour's Lost follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to foreswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. In an untraditional ending for a comedy, the play closes with the death of the Princess's father, and all weddings are delayed for a year. The play draws on themes of masculine love and desire, reckoning and rationalization, and reality versus fantasy.

Love's Labours Lost

(Annotated Edition)

Author: William William Shakespeare

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Page: 122

View: 434

King Ferdinand of Navarre and his three closest lords--Biron, Dumain and Longaville--have taken a vow abstinence from the sensual pleasures of life to devote three years to the pursuit of knowledge. This task will involve isolated themselves in the court with extreme limitation upon contact with ladies of the court. The only one of the four exhibiting doubt about the plan is Biron, but finally he too signs the oath. Wouldn't you know this signing is coincident with a visit from the Princess of France.Meanwhile, Constable Dull arrives with news about a criminal act by a man named Costard: flirting with an innocent country girl. Costard is punished for this transgression with Don Armado the enforcer.

Love Labours Lost

The Best Story for Readers (Annotated) By William Shakespeare.

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 108

View: 983

Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s, and first published in 1598.The play opens with the King of Navarre and three noble companions, Berowne, Dumaine, and Longaville, taking an oath to devote themselves to three years of study, promising not to give in to the company of women - Berowne somewhat more hesitantly than the others.

Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

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Category: Study Aids

Page: 54

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Love’s Labour’s Lost with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare, a comedy centred on Ferdinand, the King of Navarre, and three of his closest friends, all of whom decide to swear an oath to avoid the company of women and devote themselves to philosophical study for three years. However, their resolve is shaken when the Princess of France visits the court, and each of them falls in love with a member of her entourage, leading to a series of comic antics and misadventures. Love’s Labour’s Lost is a lesser-known play by William Shakespeare, who is widely considered to be one of the most influential writers in the history of the English language. Find out everything you need to know about Love’s Labour’s Lost in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Love's Labor's Lost

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Scholarly Title

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Page: 220

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Love Labour Lost Annotated

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

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Page: 135

View: 751

Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s for a performance at the Inns of Court before Queen Elizabeth. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to foreswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies.

The Complete Love’s Labors Lost

An Annotated Edition of the Shakespeare Play

Author: Donald J. Richardson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

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Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Love’s Labors Lost is “widely considered Shakespeare’s most intellectually challenging comedy” (Bate, back cover). From its extensive wordplay to the plot machinations, a reader (viewer) is continuously challenged. The recurrent bawdy is another factor that forces one to pay close attention. Thus, the play can be quite satisfying. However, it can become tiresome too, especially considering the high-flown rhetoric of Holofernes. Finally, the discrepancy between the men’s view of the women and the women’s view of the men should stimulate one to examine whether there is depth to the comedy or whether it is all for fun.

Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition

An Annotated Bibliography, 1961-1991

Author: John Lewis Walker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 880

View: 571

This bibliography will give comprehensive coverage to published commentary in English on Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition during the period from 1961-1985. Doctoral dissertations will also be included. Each entry will provide a clear and detailed summary of an item's contents. For pomes and plays based directly on classical sources like Antony and Cleopatra and The Rape of Lucrece, virtually all significant scholarly work during the period covered will be annotated. For other works such as Hamlet, any scholarship that deals with classical connotations will be annotated. Any other bibliographies used in the compiling of this volume will be described with emphasis on their value to a student of Shakespeare and the Classics.