Love’s Labour

Love’s Labour's Lost

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
5 Acts
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
16th century
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
None
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Ideal For
schools, shakespeare companies, regional, university, outdoor productions
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, late teen characters

Synopsis

King Ferdinand of Navarre has sworn an oath that for three years, he will transform his kingdom into an “academe” (a little academy). His subjects will reject the world’s pleasures, including women, in favor of an ascetic lifestyle and a complete commitment to their studies. Trouble comes in the form of The Princess of France and her three ladies-in-waiting (Rosaline, Maria and Katherine), with whom the King and his lords (Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine) fall in love almost immediately. Love’s Labour's Lost details the antics that ensue when one attempts to deny one’s instincts, but is confronted with the overwhelming power of love.

Characters

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



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