Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost is a comedy about young love, with an unexpected ending.

'We lose ourselves to keep our oaths.’

The King and his friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to a life of study and avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.