Friday, January 04, 2008

Shakespeare: Love's Labours Lost

Let's be blunt: Love's Labours Lost is a bad play. The Comedy is tedious, the plot is absurdly contrived, and the "romance" is nothing more than love at first sight multiplied by four people.

In deference to fan outcry, I present to you the ultra-summary of:
Love's Labours Lost

Let's seclude ourselves from the corrupting influence of intemperance and women by isolating ourselves for three years.

Berowne: This isn't going to go well.

Audience: Well, duh.

Messenger: The Princess of another country has arrived to negotiate.

King:Don't let her inside! Girls are icky!

Every Male Lead (Including the King): I've secretly fallen in love, and will read my love note aloud to an empty room. What's this! Someone was listening! How embarrassing! Well, let's all go romance the objects of our affections.

The Female Leads: We love them, but let's jerk them around before we admit it.

They Do.

Every Character: I love you more! No, you!

Audience: (Vomiting noises)

8 down, 29 to go.
Next up: Romeo and Juliet

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