'What fool is not so wise. To lose an oath to win a paradise?'
A king and his lords form an austere academy, swearing to have no contact with women for three years. But when the Princess of neighbouring France arrives with her female attendants, their pledge is quickly placed under strain. Soon all are smitten and confusion abounds, in Shakespeare's hopeful, open-hearted and verbally dazzling comedy of deception, desire and mistaken identity.
'The most beautiful of Shakespeare's comedies.' Kenneth Branagh
General Editor Stanley Wells
Edited with an introduction by John Kerrigan
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2016