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Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare
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Nov 08, 10

bookshelves: france, read-for-school, shakespeare, fiction, theater, early-modern
Read from November 01 to 08, 2010

If another person ever jokes to me about not being able to understand Shakespeare, based on, like, one reading of Romeo and Juliet, I am going to throw this book into their face, literally. Nothing actually happens in this play except several men and women have word wars and try to see who is better spoken and has a better grasp of English, Latin, and Italian, and I am probably forgetting a language or two.

Love's Labour's Lost also strongly and often reiterates themes from Shakespeare's poetry, particularly the sonnets. Dark ladies, youth, love, and time, of course, but I also noticed lots of mentions of red and white in this play and the sonnets.
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