All is peaceful in King Ferdinand's court, where he and his idealistic friends have resolved to dedicate themselves to three years of fasting, study—and no women. Peaceful, that is, until the beautiful princess of France and her ladies arrive. Could the lesson of this, one of Shakespeare's most delightful comedies, be that "young blood doth not obey an old decree?"
Approximate run time: 150 minutes.
Shakespearean plays may contain a small amount of the Bard's usual innuendo and double entendres. This play is appropriate for almost all audiences.
The following links will take you to various articles and audio and video files about the play. CAUTION: Some of these resources give away surprises and endings. You may want to proceed carefully.
Page photo: Melinda Pfundstein (left) as Rosaline and Matt Mueller as Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost, 2013.