Barton, Anne. Introduction to Love's Labor's Lost, by William Shakespeare. In The Riverside Shakespeare, edited G. Blakemore Evans, 174-78. Chicago: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. Barton explains the history of the play's composition and critical reception, calling the play "relentlessly Elizabethan'' in its word games and topical allusions. She examines why it is that the play's comic resolution cannot occur within the confines of its plot.
Breitenberg, Mark. ''The Anatomy of Masculine Desire in Love's Labour's Lost." Shakespeare Quarterly 43, no. 4 (1992):...
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