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'''''Love's Labour's Won''''' is a Shakespearean comedy play written before 1598.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love%27s_Labour%27s_Won Wikipedia article; used for the majority of this article.] Retrieved 04 Apr '16.</ref> A reference to the play is made in Francis Meres' ''Palladis Tamia'' (known also as ''Wits Treasury'') a historically relevant text as the first known critical account of Shakespeare's early work.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palladis_Tamia Wikipedia article for ''Palladis Tamia''.] Retrieved 04 Apr '16.</ref> The play is listed here as "Loue Labours won" sounding like a play on the title of another Shakespeare play, "Love's Labour's Lost."
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'''''Love's Labour's Won''''' is a Shakespearean comedy play written before 1598. A reference to the play is made in Francis Meres' ''Palladis Tamia'' (known also as ''Wits Treasury'') a historically relevant text as the first known critical account of Shakespeare's early work. The play is listed here as ''Loue Labours Won'' sounding like a play on the title of another Shakespeare play, ''Love's Labour's Lost''.
  
Shakespearean scholars have not definitely determined what Meres is noting here, but there are two widely supported theories: either the play is a lost sequel to Love's Labour's Lost or it is simply a different name attributed to an existing Shakespeare play.
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Shakespearean scholars have not definitely determined what Meres is noting here, but there are two widely supported theories: either the play is a lost sequel to ''Love's Labour's Lost'' or it is simply a different name attributed to an existing Shakespeare play.
  
 
The sequel theory is supported by the ambiguity of the ending of ''Love's Labour's Lost''. The weddings that typically end Shakespeare plays (but are not often shown) are delayed for an unexpected reason, which would pave the way for a sequel.
 
The sequel theory is supported by the ambiguity of the ending of ''Love's Labour's Lost''. The weddings that typically end Shakespeare plays (but are not often shown) are delayed for an unexpected reason, which would pave the way for a sequel.
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==Characters==
 
==Characters==
Main characters in Love’s Labours Lost:
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Main characters in ''Love’s Labours Lost'':
 
* Ferdinand: King of Navarre, who woos the princess of France.
 
* Ferdinand: King of Navarre, who woos the princess of France.
* Princess of France: A beautiful woman who captures the heart of the King of *Navarre Berowne: Lord at Ferdinand’s court. He is in love with Rosaline.
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* Princess of France: A beautiful woman who captures the heart of the King of Navarre.
*Rosaline: Lady attending the Princess of France.
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* Navarre Berowne: Lord at Ferdinand’s court. He is in love with Rosaline.
*Longaville: Lord at Ferdinand’s court. He is in love with Maria.
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* Rosaline: Lady attending the Princess of France.
*Maria: Lady attending the Princess of France.
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* Longaville: Lord at Ferdinand’s court. He is in love with Maria.
*Dumain: Lord at Ferdinand’s court. He is in love with Katherine.
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* Maria: Lady attending the Princess of France.
*Katherine: Lady attending the Princess of France.
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* Dumain: Lord at Ferdinand’s court. He is in love with Katherine.
*Don Adriano de Armado: the Garrulous knight who loves Jaquenetta passionately.<ref>[https://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/loves-labours-lost-play/ characters.] Retrieved 07 Jul '17.</ref>
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* Katherine: Lady attending the Princess of France.
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* Don Adriano de Armado: the Garrulous knight who loves Jaquenetta passionately.<ref>[https://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/loves-labours-lost-play/ An article that lists the characters from ''Love's Labour's Won''.] Retrieved 07 Jul '17</ref>
  
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Latest revision as of 21:57, 3 October 2020

Loveslabourswonreference.jpg

First known published reference to the play.

Status: Existence Unconfirmed

Love's Labour's Won is a Shakespearean comedy play written before 1598. A reference to the play is made in Francis Meres' Palladis Tamia (known also as Wits Treasury) a historically relevant text as the first known critical account of Shakespeare's early work. The play is listed here as Loue Labours Won sounding like a play on the title of another Shakespeare play, Love's Labour's Lost.

Shakespearean scholars have not definitely determined what Meres is noting here, but there are two widely supported theories: either the play is a lost sequel to Love's Labour's Lost or it is simply a different name attributed to an existing Shakespeare play.

The sequel theory is supported by the ambiguity of the ending of Love's Labour's Lost. The weddings that typically end Shakespeare plays (but are not often shown) are delayed for an unexpected reason, which would pave the way for a sequel.

However, the alternate name theory is also well backed up. Love's Labour's Won is not printed in 1623's First Folio of Shakespeare's works (a folio being a collected volume of Shakespeare's work, published after his death). Some theorists believe that Love's Labour's Won could be the alternate title of Much Ado About Nothing, Troilus and Cressida, or As You Like It, as many striking similarities or coincidences have been discovered.

Characters

Main characters in Love’s Labours Lost:

  • Ferdinand: King of Navarre, who woos the princess of France.
  • Princess of France: A beautiful woman who captures the heart of the King of Navarre.
  • Navarre Berowne: Lord at Ferdinand’s court. He is in love with Rosaline.
  • Rosaline: Lady attending the Princess of France.
  • Longaville: Lord at Ferdinand’s court. He is in love with Maria.
  • Maria: Lady attending the Princess of France.
  • Dumain: Lord at Ferdinand’s court. He is in love with Katherine.
  • Katherine: Lady attending the Princess of France.
  • Don Adriano de Armado: the Garrulous knight who loves Jaquenetta passionately.[1]

Reference