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Love's Labour's Lost


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"Love's Labour's Lost"
Excerpt from Act 1, Scene 1: The king of Navarre's park.

Actors: Jo Stone-Fewings (Ferdinand)

Clip length: 15 sec.
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When the men decide to exclude their women to concentrate on cerebral matters, the women go to extraordinary lengths to make themselves missed.

Love's Labour's Lost - a comedy from the Western Front of the Sex War.

Rated PG-13. Contains scenes of men behaving stupidly.

"Just when you thought it was safe to go back to letter writing!"
- Bill Microshaft


Probably written in 1594

"Newly corrected and augmented by Shakespeare" probably first published in 1597-8

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