Want to know where Love’s Labour’s Lost is set? See each setting Shakespeare used in the play on the map below.
Shakespeare set Love’s Labour’s 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 in sunny Spain.
The map below shows all the Spanish locations Shakespeare used for Love’s Labour’s Lost. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, and click the icons on the map for more information. Text in the more info box are the specific locations Shakespeare references in his Love’s Labour’s Lost text.