History Theatre / LovesLaboursLost

13th Sep '17 8:05:34 PM MisterDrBob2
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Nearly every word spoken by Don Armado, Holofernes and Nathaniel. ''Especially'' Don Armado. Some scholars view this as evidence of the influence of the euphuistic style John Lyly, the first English novelist and a dramatist in his own right.

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Nearly every word spoken by Don Armado, Holofernes and Nathaniel. ''Especially'' Don Armado. Some scholars view this as evidence of the influence of the euphuistic style of John Lyly, the first English novelist and a dramatist in his own right.
13th Sep '17 8:05:03 PM MisterDrBob2
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* AltumVidetur: Used ''frequently'', often with a GeniusBonus or two. (In fact, all those obscure references--meant for its target audience of Elizabethan college students--have lead to the play's obscurity in modern times, as it's rarely chosen by directors for performance.) Moth lampshades this trope:

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* AltumVidetur: Used ''frequently'', ''frequently'' (mostly from Holofernes), often with a GeniusBonus or two. (In fact, all those obscure references--meant for its target audience of Elizabethan college students--have lead to the play's obscurity in modern times, as it's rarely chosen by directors for performance.) Moth lampshades this trope:



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Nearly every word spoken by Don Armado, Holofernes and Nathaniel. ''Especially'' Don Armado.

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Nearly every word spoken by Don Armado, Holofernes and Nathaniel. ''Especially'' Don Armado. Some scholars view this as evidence of the influence of the euphuistic style John Lyly, the first English novelist and a dramatist in his own right.



* HurricaneOfPuns

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* InMediasRes
* IWillWaitForYou

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* InMediasRes
* IWillWaitForYou
IWillWaitForYou: None of the lovers end up together at the end of the play, but they each promise that they will wait for each other for a year.



* {{Malaproper}}

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* {{Malaproper}}{{Malaproper}}: Costard does not know what "remuneration" means, thinking it's a specific value.



* NoLovesIntersect
* PaperThinDisguise
* PurpleProse: Don Armado writes and speaks in a combination of this trope, AltumVidetur and DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment. It's an incredible thing to behold.
* RashEquilibrium

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* %%* NoLovesIntersect
* PaperThinDisguise
PaperThinDisguise: The princess and her ladies don't believe for a second that the King and his followers are Muscovites.
* PurpleProse: Don Armado writes and speaks in a combination of this trope, AltumVidetur and DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment. It's an incredible thing to behold.
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behold. As mentioned above, this is possibly an allusion to euphuism, a patterned prose style popularized by John Lyly in the 1580s.
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RashEquilibrium



* TreeCover

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* AdaptationDistillation: Most of the original play was cut. Not necessarily a [[TropesAreNotBad bad thing]].

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* AdaptationDistillation: Most of the original play was cut. Not necessarily a [[TropesAreNotBad bad thing]].



* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII
6th Sep '17 12:53:39 PM fruitstripegum
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* LoveLetterLunacy: played for laughs.



* LoveLetterLunacy: played for laughs.
12th Apr '17 10:37:17 AM yisfidri
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* ChromaticArrangement: Each of the four main couples has an associated color for the woman's dress and the man's buttonhole or tie: red for the King and the Princess, blue for Berowne and Rosaline, green for Longaville and Maria, and orange for Dumaine and Katherine.

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* ChromaticArrangement: Each of the four main couples has an associated color for the woman's dress and the man's buttonhole ribbon or tie: red for the King and the Princess, blue for Berowne and Rosaline, green for Longaville and Maria, and orange for Dumaine and Katherine.
12th Apr '17 9:11:37 AM yisfidri
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* GenderFlip: Holofernes is transformed into Holofernia, played by Geraldine McEwan.

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* GenderFlip: Holofernes is transformed into Holofernia, played by Geraldine McEwan.[=McEwan=].
12th Apr '17 9:09:44 AM yisfidri
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* CrowdSong: "No Business Like Show Business"

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* CrowdSong: "No Business Like Show Business"BelatedHappyEnding / EarnYourHappyEnding: The lovers farewell each other at the end of the original play, but the film continues after this with a silent newsreel footage montage of the characters undergoing World War II, and after the war is over, it is shown that most of the characters have survived and all of the lovers are happily re-united.
* BetaCouple: This adaptation adds to the five couples of the original play a Zeta couple in Nathanial and Holofernia.



* ChromaticArrangement: Each of the four main couples has an associated color for the woman's dress and the man's buttonhole or tie: red for the King and the Princess, blue for Berowne and Rosaline, green for Longaville and Maria, and orange for Dumaine and Katherine.
* CrowdSong: "No Business Like Show Business"
* DeathByAdaptation: Boyet is shown being killed in action during the epilogue; everyone else is reunited afterwards.



* FastForwardToReunion: This is added to Shakespeare's original play; the lovers' parting is followed by a montage of the characters experiencing World War II before being joyfully reunited after the war.



* GenderFlip: Holofernes is transformed into Holofernia, played by Geraldine McEwan.



* TheMusical: featuring songs from classic 1930s musicals, which can be found [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182295/soundtrack here]].
* PragmaticAdaptation: see AdaptationDistillation.

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* TheMusical: featuring Featuring songs from classic 1930s musicals, which can be found [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182295/soundtrack here]].
* PragmaticAdaptation: see See AdaptationDistillation.
15th Dec '16 12:48:36 AM Doug86
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* SettingUpdate: WorldWarII

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* SettingUpdate: WorldWarIIUsefulNotes/WorldWarII



* WorldWarII

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* WorldWarIIUsefulNotes/WorldWarII
11th Sep '15 7:15:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* AllThereInTheScript: Ferdinand, King of Navarre. Who's never actually called "Ferdinand" except in dialogue tags and stage directions, so you can watch the entire play and never find out his first name.



* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: Ferdinand, King of Navarre. Who's never actually called "Ferdinand" except in dialogue tags and stage directions, so you can watch the entire play and never find out his first name.
29th Dec '14 9:55:47 AM nombretomado
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-->--'''DorothyLSayers'''

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-->--'''DorothyLSayers'''
-->--'''Creator/DorothyLSayers'''
30th Nov '14 5:50:15 PM 102372
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->''"And why anyone should say that ''Love's Labour's Lost'' is a bad play, the Lord He knoweth; for to my mind it is one of the most ''réussi'' things of its kind ever made ... it is all pure [[FairyTale fairy-tale]]; and some of the loveliest lines in the lyrical-witty mode ever written."''
-->-- '''DorothyLSayers'''

''Love's Labour's Lost'' is one of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's earliest plays, possibly his first comedy. The King of Navarre and his attendant lords make a vow to devote themselves to scholarship and put away interest in women for three years -- just before the Princess of France and her attendant ladies arrive for a visit. HilarityEnsues.

It's not among Shakespeare's most popular plays. This may be largely due to the style, which has been described as "flamboyantly intellectual", full of wordplay and references to contemporary scholarly interests, many of which have not dated well. The script is 90% poetry and jokes and 10% plot. Also, for a romantic comedy it has a romantically unsatisfying ending, with all the lovers separated, to (maybe) be reunited in the future.

This latter point probably fed the popularity of the rumour that Shakespeare wrote a now-lost sequel titled ''Love's Labour's Won''[[note]]at least two records exist of a "Love's Labours Won" by Shakespeare, though it's also speculated this may be an alternative title of an existing work - possibly "Much Ado About Nothing", "Taming of the Shrew" or "The Merchant of Venice"[[/note]].

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->''"And ->''And why anyone should say that ''Love's Labour's Lost'' is a bad play, the Lord He knoweth; for to my mind it is one of the most ''réussi'' things of its kind ever made ... it is all pure [[FairyTale fairy-tale]]; and some of the loveliest lines in the lyrical-witty mode ever written."''
-->-- '''DorothyLSayers'''

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-->--'''DorothyLSayers'''

''Love's Labour's Lost'' is one of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's earliest plays, possibly his first comedy. The King of Navarre and his attendant lords make a vow to devote themselves to scholarship and put away interest in women for three years -- just years--just before the Princess of France and her attendant ladies arrive for a visit. HilarityEnsues.

It's not among Shakespeare's most popular plays. This may be largely due to the style, which has been described as "flamboyantly intellectual", full of wordplay and references to contemporary scholarly interests, many of which have not dated well. The script is 90% poetry and jokes and 10% plot. Also, for a romantic comedy it has a romantically unsatisfying romantically-unsatisfying ending, with all the lovers separated, to (maybe) be reunited in the future.

This latter point probably fed the popularity of the rumour rumor/theory (depending on your view) that Shakespeare wrote a now-lost sequel titled ''Love's Labour's Won''[[note]]at least two records exist of a "Love's Labours Labour's Won" by Shakespeare, though it's also speculated this may be an alternative title of an existing work - possibly "Much work, usually thought to be either ''Much Ado About Nothing", "Taming Nothing'', ''The Taming of the Shrew" Shrew'', or "The ''The Merchant of Venice"[[/note]].
Venice''[[/note]].






--> They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps.

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--> They -->"They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps."
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