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At a glance:
- Author: William Shakespeare
- First Published: 1602
- Type of Work: Drama
- Type of Plot: Comedy
- Setting: France and Italy
- Characters: The king of France, Bertram, The Countess of Rousillon, Helena, Parolles, A widow of Florence, Diana
- Genres: Drama, Comedy
- Subjects: France or French people, Love or romance, Marriage, Mistaken or secret identity, Kings, queens, or royalty, Sixteenth century, Italy or Italians, Weddings, Nobility, Rings
- Locales: France, Europe, Paris, France, Florence, Italy, Italy
Bertram, the Count of Rousillon, is called to the court to serve the king of France, who is ill of a disease that all the royal physicians have failed to cure. In the entire country the only doctor who might have cured the king is now dead. On his deathbed he bequeaths to his daughter Helena his books and papers describing cures for all common and rare diseases, among them the one suffered by the king.
Helena is now the ward of the Countess of Rousillon, who thinks of her as a daughter. Helena loves young Count Bertram and wants him for a husband, not a...
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