Love's Labour Lost: First Folio Edition

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Love's Labour Lost is here presented in the original First Folio text from 1623.

The First Folio is the only reliable record we have today of Shakespeare’s plays. The embedded stage direction, breath structure, and unique spelling of the First Folio fundamentally influence the way actors speak and readers read these plays. Now, for the first time ever, the Folio is presented in a clear, reader-friendly format.

The line numbering that editors commonly add to the Folio have been eliminated, the character names have been written out the manner seen in any play script today, and the prose lines have been loosened out of their artificial margin bounds and put into their natural flowing state. The compact and messy style of ordinary Shakespeare Folio printings has here been streamlined and adapted for the modern reader and actor.

This style of printing the Folio has been proven to be effective in rehearsal and performance with both beginning and veteran actors, and is inviting and relaxing to read. Whether you’re an actor looking for a reliable text or a student dipping into the Bard’s work for the first time, these unique and unprecedented First Folio Editions are the most authentic and friendly source for the words that Shakespeare himself crafted for the stage.

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