Review: love and war in All’s Well That Ends Well

Hansen, Claire (2014) Review: love and war in All’s Well That Ends Well. The Conversation, 01 April 2014.

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[Extract] Love is a battlefield. While Pat Benatar might have made this line her own in the 1980s, Shakespeare and his contemporaries were also familiar with the trope. Analogies between wooing and hunting were rife in early modern sonnets and plays. In Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, love and war collide. In Sport for Jove’s current production, playing at Sydney’s Seymour Centre until April 12, Helena’s unrequited love for her social superior Bertram sends him flying into the heat of battle to avoid love.

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