Love's Labor's Lost | Critical Essay by Ramona Wray

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Love's Labor's Lost.
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Critical Essay by Ramona Wray

SOURCE: Wray, Ramona. “Nostalgia for Navarre: The Melancholic Metacinema of Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labour's Lost.Literature/Film Quarterly 30, no. 3 (2002): 171-78.

In the following essay, Wray analyzes the mechanisms of nostalgia utilized in Kenneth Branagh's faux prewar era filmic interpretation of Love's Labour's Lost.

With Love's Labour's Lost (2000), [Kenneth] Branagh's narrative image found its animating logic in a generic transformation.1 In what was by far the most radical interpretive gesture of his career, Love's Labour's Lost was mooted as reinventing one of Shakespeare's lesser-known plays as a Hollywood musical from the 1930s.2 Pre-release machinery reiterated the singularity of the metamorphosis time and time again, contributing to the forcefully generic coherence of the film's intertextual relay. In the newly diverse context of Shakespearean cinematic appropriation, the potential merging of the drama and a musical in one of the...

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