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William Shakespeare

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Author

William Shakespeare

Years Written

c. 1588–97

Type

Play

Genre

Comedy

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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