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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:

The Story
Text of the play

SparkNotes summary of the play
Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare
Background information
Shake-Sphere - All's Well That Ends Well

Sources

Boccaccio's "Gigletta di Nerbona.", Decameron (Day III)
Film Versions
All's Well That Ends Well (1981)

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Last updated: 04/26/2003