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Love's Labour's Lost | Study Guide

William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare

Years Written

c. 1588–97





About the Title

The play Love's Labour's Lost is full of flirtation, romantic letters, and situations that seem to lead toward a typical Shakespearean comedic ending: weddings all around. Then a plot twist intervenes in this expected trajectory. The "labour" (labor) that should have led to a happily-ever-after ending is all in vain.


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