Love's Labour's Lost

Critical Essays


Author: Felicia Hardison Londré

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815338888

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 476

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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: 3729

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.

A Study of Love's Labour's Lost


Author: Frances Yates

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107695988

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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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

Third Series


Author: William Shakespeare,H. R. Woudhuysen

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436196

Category: Drama

Page: 374

View: 7921

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

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: 1603

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

Critical Essays


Author: Felicia Hardison Londre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317954270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 478

View: 2032

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: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780416104400

Category: English drama

Page: 187

View: 4313

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: 899

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: 9239

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


Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon P


Category: Courts and courtiers

Page: 263

View: 4367

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.

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: 6375

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.

A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare - Vol. XIV, Love's Labour's Lost


Author: Horace Howard Furness

Publisher: Grigson Press

ISBN: 1446091538

Category: Drama

Page: 424

View: 9413

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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: 5847

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.

Oxford School Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost


Author: William Shakespeare,Roma Gill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198365921


Page: 160

View: 1652

The 'Oxford School Shakespeare' series helps students to understand and enjoy Shakespeare's plays. As well as the complete and unabridged text, each play has a range of notes, a plot synopsis, scene summaries, and character notes.