Overview

Love’s Labour's Lost is a play by William Shakespeare that was likely written in the mid-1590s and was first published in 1598. The play follows the King of Navarre and three of his lords as they swear off women for three years of study, only to have their plans disrupted by the arrival of the Princess of France and her ladies. The play unfolds with witty wordplay, mistaken identities, and romantic entanglements, showcasing Shakespeare’s clever dialogue and exploration of the complexities of love and courtship. 

Read the full play summary and a complete lis of character descriptions from Love’s Labour's Lost.

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