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Introduction

This LibGuide was created to accompany the Visions & Voices event:  Love's Labour's Lost .  On Saturday, November 21, USC students wil have a chance to attend Shakespeare's Globe Theater's performance of Love's Labour's Lost.

Shakespeare’s celebration of young love is a festive parade of every weapon in the youthful playwright’s comic arsenal—from excruciating cross-purposes to silly impersonations, drunkenness, bust-ups and pratfalls. It’s also his most joyful banquet of language, groaning with puns, rhymes, bizarre syntax, grotesque coinages and parody.  Read more about the event at the Visions & Voices website.

About the play: "A splendid satire, with some of Shakespeare's best early poetry with masterly scenes and excellent characterizations. The play tells how the King of Navarre and three of his lords vow to spend three years in study and not see any women. But when the Princess of France arrives on a diplomatic mission with her three ladies, the men fall in love with them. At the news comes of the death of the King of France and the ladies depart, refusing to marry until their suitors undergo a year's probation, hence the play's title."

 

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