Shakespeare Reading Series
All's Well That Ends Well
A Lord says "The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together." in All's Well That Ends Well.
This is certainly true of Helena, the heroine of the play. She's a virtuous and resiliant woman, not to mention talented physician. Some question her taste in men, however, as she is hopelessly in love with Bertram - the Count of Rousillon and a good soldier, but who acts quite ungentlemanlylike towards Helena. Will they get together? Does the title of the play give a clue?
Some good references for the play are:
Text of the play
SparkNotes summary of the play
Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare
Shake-Sphere - All's Well That Ends Well
SourcesBoccaccio's "Gigletta di Nerbona.", Decameron (Day III)
All's Well That Ends Well (1981)
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Last updated: 04/26/2003