Love's Labour's Lost: Third Series

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Bloomsbury Academic, 25.06.1998 - 374 Seiten
The editor discusses the link between Love.ś Labour.ś 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 play.ś concern with the court. The following sections of the introduction examine the play.ś style, from the structural devices and wordplay typical of Shakespeare to the repetition and allusion that are particularly abundant in this comedy; and the play.ś structure, with focus on the play.ś last scene, which is the longest in Shakespeare.ś work. The editor finally addresses the play.ś 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 Love.ś Labour.ś Lost. They include an examination of the play.ś original texts, additional lines omitted in the text of this edition, and discussions of Moth.ś name, rhymes, and compound words in the play. Also included are a preface, an index, and lists of illustrations, abbreviations, and references.

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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.

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