Loves Labours Lost by William ShakespeareLoves Labours Lost by William Shakespeare

Loves Labours Lost

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorWilliam C. Carroll

Paperback | July 27, 2009

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Love's Labour's Lost, the first work to bear Shakespeare's name on its title page, differs greatly from his other early plays both for its highly unorthodox ending and its extraordinary use of language. This new edition presents a highly readable, modernised text of the play, freshly edited from the first quarto published in 1598. A thorough but concise scholarly and critical commentary provides exciting new perspectives on Love's Labour's Lost, and a comprehensive introduction discusses the significant elements of the play and its place in theatrical history. New critical trends are reflected in the special attention paid to the play's performance history since 1950, including films and adaptations, with illustrations of several productions. Engaging and illuminating, this will be an invaluable guide for seasoned scholars as well as students approaching the play for the first time.
William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Gra...
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Title:Loves Labours LostFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:July 27, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521294312

ISBN - 13:9780521294317

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Table of Contents

Approaches to the play; Date and occasion; Sources and historical contexts; Early history to 1632; Performance and appropriation 1632 to the present; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Supplementary notes; Textual analysis; Appendices; Reading list.

Editorial Reviews

"As with the best stage productions, this edition's helpful notes and introduction make sense of the more alien aspects of this sparkling play, where even the most intellectually stumbling character can pronounce the word 'honorificabilitudinatibus'"
-Elizabeth Scott Baumann