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Critical Essay by Kristian Smidt

SOURCE: Smidt, Kristian. “Shakespeare in Two Minds: Unconformities in Love's Labour's Lost.English Studies 3, no. 65 (June 1984): 205-19.

In the following essay, Smidt offers an analysis of the apparent inconsistencies in Shakespeare's characters in order to suggest that Love's Labour's Lost begins as a romance and ends as a satire.

Love's Labour's Lost, says Muriel Bradbrook in a well-balanced judgment, ‘is as near as Shakespeare ever came to writing satire; and yet there is more than a spice of panegyric behind the ridicule of fine manners’.1 If I were to qualify this judicious statement, I would simply suggest that Shakespeare came rather more than near to writing satire and that the elements of satire and panegyric, or alternatively of satire and romance, are...

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