Love's Labour's Lost is a play by William Shakespeare written between 1595 and 1596. This comedy depicts the loving adventures of the King of Navarre and his companions.
Ferdinand, King of Navarre, promises with his companions to devote himself to philosophy and to give up all frivolity for the next three years. But the arrival of the Princess of France and her ladies for diplomatic negotiations undermines the oath, because the men all fall in love with the ladies. After various subterfuges of seduction, the Princess of France and her entourage have to leave but they require their suitors to wait a year and a day for them.