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Love's Labours Won
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0861  Tuesday, 3 May 2005

[1]     From:   David Basch <
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        Date:   Sunday, 01 May 2005 22:58:00 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0845 Love's Labours Won

[2]     From:   Hannah Lemberg <
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        Date:   Monday, 2 May 2005 11:02:09 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0845 Love's Labours Won


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From:           David Basch <
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Date:           Sunday, 01 May 2005 22:58:00 -0400
Subject: 16.0845 Love's Labours Won
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0845 Love's Labours Won

As usual, the list is very helpful in keeping details straight.  While I
remembered "Jack has got his Jill," it was otherwise as spoken in LLL.
However, the very next line explains the success of love. It is only a
year's delay, made so by the "courtesy" of the ladies to spend a year in
mourning with the princess. So I am wrong in how I remembered the line
but right in how the play ended with successful love.

Here below is the pertinent dialogue from LLL:

   BIRON   Our wooing doth not end like an old play;
         Jack hath not Jill: these ladies' courtesy
         Might well have made our sport a comedy.

   FERDINAND   Come, sir, it wants a twelvemonth and a day,
         And then 'twill end.

   BIRON   That's too long for a play.

I thank Melvyn Leventhal for noting the line does occur in Midsummer
Night's Dream, which I recently read and saw in video. It explains to me
why the line had been so vivid.

David Basch

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From:           Hannah Lemberg <
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Date:           Monday, 2 May 2005 11:02:09 -0700
Subject: 16.0845 Love's Labours Won
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0845 Love's Labours Won

Dear Mr. Tyburn,

I am also interested in the opera version of Antony and Cleopatra, and I
don't believe I am the only one.  Where/how does one "check it out"?

Thank you,
Hannah Lemberg

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