Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Won play was written prior to 1598 and probably published by 1603, though no known copies have survived. There are 2 schools of thought on Love’s Labour’s Won – one that the play is a lost sequel to Love’s Labour’s Lost, the other that the title is an alternative name for an already known Shakespeare play.
- “for Comedy, witnes his Ge[n]tleme[n] of Verona, his [Comedy of] Errors, his Loue labors lost, his Loue labours wonne, his Midsummers night dreame, & hisMerchant of Venice“.
To us this text lends weight to the idea that Love’s Labour’s Won is indeed a unique and lost play of Shakespeare’s.
Date written: No one is sure, but some time before 1598
Genre classification: As we’re not sure of the content of Love’s Labours Won we can’t say what type of play it is.
Main characters in Love’s Labours Won: Unknown
Love’s Labours Won themes: Unknown