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Love's Labour's Lost: Third Series

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To begin the introduction, the editor discusses the link between Loves Labours Lost and the writings of Sir Philip Sidney, the simple plot and its inconclusive ending, the relationship in the play between words and the things which they signify, and the plays concern with the court. The following sections of the introduction examine the plays style, from the structural devices and wordplay typical of Shakespeare to the repetition and allusion that are particularly abundant in this comedy; and the plays structure, with focus on the plays last scene, which is the longest in Shakespeares work. The editor finally addresses the plays dating and possible sources, its early history and performance, and the subsequent reactions to and criticism of the play. This edition features five appendices that follow the text of Loves Labours Lost. They include an examination of the plays original texts, additional lines omitted in the text of this edition, and discussions of Moths name, rhymes, and compound words in the play. Also included are a preface, an index, and lists of illustrations, abbreviations, and references.

The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the plays foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

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3rd edition

About the Author

H. R. Woudhuysen is Professor of English at University College London. His publications include Samuel Johnson on Shakespeare, The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse, and Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558-1640.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations General editors preface Preface Introduction - Sidney - Plot - Words and things - The court - Style - Structure - Date - Sources and contexts - Early history - Later history LOVES LABOURS LOST Appendices 1) The text 2) Additional lines 3) Moths name 4) Rhymes in Loves Labours Lost 5) Compound words in Loves Labours Lost Abbreviations and references Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904271109
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
Arden Shakespeare
Editor:
Woudhuysen, Henry
Author:
Woudhuysen, H. R.
Author:
Woudhuysen, Henry
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Arden Shakespeare
Publication Date:
June 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
7.81 x 5.04 x 0.82 in

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