''The Two Noble Kinsmen'' is a comedy widely held to be written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. It is adapted from a tale by Chaucer, and concerns the misadventures of two cousins, Palamon and Arcite, who are captured as prisoners of war. In jail, the two see the fair Emilia out of their cell window, and both fall madly in love with her, which leads to a bitter rivalry between the once inseparable cousins. Theseus, the lord who captured them, lets Arcite go while Palamon remains prisoner. But the jailer's daughter has fallen in love with Palamon and lets him go, hoping that that will convince him to love her back. HilarityEnsues.
!!Tropes present in this work include:
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Multiple times between Palamon and Arcite.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: The doctor's proposed cures are unorthodox to say the least.
* LoveTriangle: There's the main one of Emilia, Palamon, and Arcite, and there's also a secondary quadrangle of sorts with The Jailer's Daughter, Palamon, Emilia, and the Wooer.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Averted. Arcite dies from an injury unrelated to the battle between him and Palamon.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Palamon and Arcite.