Love's Labour's Lost

Critical Essays


Author: Felicia Hardison Londre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317954270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 478

View: 5112

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.

Love's Labour's Lost


Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Classic Books Company

ISBN: 0742652955

Category: Courts and courtiers

Page: 500

View: 6454

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged. Each volume features: * Authoritative, reliable texts * High quality introductions and notes * New, more readable trade trim size * An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts

A Study of Love's Labour's Lost


Author: Frances Yates

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107695988

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 415

Frances Yates (1899-1981) was an English historian renowned for her extensive writings on Western Hermeticism. Originally published in 1936, this early text by Yates takes as its starting point the question of whether the character of Holofernes in Love's Labour's Lost was intended by Shakespeare to be a satirical portrait of his contemporary John Florio. The elucidation of this problem leads on to a broader discussion regarding the play as a whole and its contextual significance. Appendices and a detailed introduction are also included. This is a highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in Florio and Shakespeare criticism.

Love's Labour's Lost in Plain and Simple English

BookCaps Study Guide


Author: N.A

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621070735

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 805

Love's Labour's Lost has been called one of Shakespeare's funniest early plays--but if you aren't laughing as you read it, then you aren't alone. Let's face it..if you don't understand Shakespeare, then you are not alone. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of Love's Labour's Lost. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of the modern text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Love's Labour's Lost (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare


Author: William Shakespeare,Sidney Lee

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026805038

Category: Drama

Page: 994

View: 5178

This carefully crafted ebook: “Love's Labour's Lost (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. 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. 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. 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. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Love's Labour's Lost

A Guide to the Play


Author: John S. Pendergast

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313313158

Category: Drama

Page: 180

View: 7717

At one point perhaps the least loved of Shakespeare's comedies, Love's Labour's Lost is now a very popular one. As one of Shakespeare's most vilified plays, it has been largely ignored until the 20th century. This reference is a thorough guide to the play's origins and legacy. Chapters overview the genesis of the text and the merits of various editions; the historical, cultural, and ideological contexts that inform the work; Shakespeare's dramatic artistry, particularly his use of language; the play's themes and critical reception; and its life on the stage and screen. Chapters include lists of works for further reading, and a selected bibliography of major studies concludes the volume.

Love's Labour's Lost


Author: Miriam Gilbert

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719046247


Page: 137

View: 5124

Though Love's Labour's Lost was performed through Shakespeare's active career, the play disappeared from British stage for 200 years. Today, its popularity is both with theater critics and audiences. Miriam Gilbert focuses primarily on six productions to examine the relationships between the productions. Over the years, productions have stressed the darker side of the planned actors, directors and critics have found Love's Labour's a more subtle and complex play than early commentary had suggested.

Love's Labour's Lost

Webster's Chinese-simplified Thesaurus Edition


Author: Icon Reference

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780497902131

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 156

View: 1295

If you are either learning Chinese, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Chinese speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Love's Labour's Lost. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Chinese-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Chinese synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.

Love's Labours Lost (愛的徒勞)


Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 11

View: 7018

Love's Labour's Lost, now recognized as one of the most delightful and stageworthy of Shakespeare's comedies, came into its own both on the stage and in critical esteem only during the 1930s and 1940s--after nearly three hundred years of neglect by the theater and misuse by critics

Love's Labour's Lost


Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon P


Category: Courts and courtiers

Page: 263

View: 785

The young King of Navarre and three of his courtiers have vowed to lock themselves away for three years of study and fasting, and to forswear the company of women. But their vow is tested by the arrival of the Princess of France and three of her ladies on a diplomatic mission.

Loves Labour's Lost


Author: Horace Howard Furness

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377574998

Category: Drama

Page: 426

View: 7938

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Comedy of Errors; Love's Labour's Lost; Two Gentlemen of Verona


Author: Denis Calandra

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780822000105

Category: Study Aids

Page: 88

View: 8440

In this fast-paced farce, the plot and characters become tangled up in confusion until the grand unraveling in the last scene. Mistaken identities and misfortunes end on a note of joy, as wrongly condemned prisoners are freed and lovers are paired off.