Love's Labour's Lost is a comedic play following Ferdinand, King of Navarre, and his friends and attendants the Lords Biron, Longaville, and Dumaine as they attempt to forswear the company of women for three years. All immediately become infatuated with the Princess of Aquitaine and her Ladies in Waiting, leading to a variety of comedic situations and much frustration for all involved. The play makes frequent reference to period literature, making its humor somewhat inaccessible.

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