Want to know where Love’s Labours Lost is set? Shakespeare set Love’s Labours Lost outside, in a park outside the royal court of Navarre – current day Basque-country in north-eastern Spain. It takes place in Shakespeare’s own time, and therefore provides maximum opportunity for the audience to identify with it. As usual in these outside plays, it is full of fun and love. It’s warm. The ladies who have been denied entrance to the court camp out in the park. The moon and the stars are brightly visible at night and the sky is blue by day. Men hide in trees, and it’s all romance.