Victoria Bladen teaches in literary studies in the School of Communication and Arts, University of Queensland. She has published on early modern poetry, Shakespeare on Screen and the pastoral genre.
University of Queensland
Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost (1594–1595) engages with ideas intrinsic to pastoral, particularly the notion of retreat from central urbanity to an alternative space, and the juxtaposition of the active and the contemplative life. Yet the play receives scant attention in…