The four Lords - as well as the Ladies' manservant Boyet - mock the play, and Armado and Costard almost come to blows. At the end of this 'play' within the play, there is a bitter twist in the story. News arrives that the Princess's father has died and she must leave to take the throne. The king and his nobles swear to remain faithful to their ladies, but the ladies, unconvinced that their love is that strong, claim that the men must wait a whole year and a day to prove what they say is true. This is an unusual ending for Shakespeare and Elizabethan comedy. A play mentioned by Francis Meres, Love's Labour's Won, is sometimes believed to be a sequel to this play.
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By Laura on 18-08-15
I'm sure the performances are fine (so I've not rated them too harshly) but the production and the (star name - but I couldn't distinguish any performances from each other) acting do nothing to make the script less impenetrable. If I hadn't got this from a voucher I'd return it. I tried and tried to get into it and it was supposed to be helping me with the text as I was reading it simultaneously but it's just too obscure. No fault with audible or the production house, but in no way would I recommend the play in any format. I cannot even think that an adaptation would be worthwhile, as the plot would scarcely run to a page.
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