July 14 - August 6, 2017
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King Ferdinand, king of Navarre, decides to have a three year period of study and contemplation at his court.
To avoid distraction he imposes a ban on women, who will not be allowed within a mile of the court.
Three Lords agree to join him in his oath of study and absitenence, though with some trepidation.
However, King Ferdinand is reminded that he has an ambassadorial meeting on that very day with the Princess of France.
As they prepare to meet the Princess the King sends his court fool, Costard to the Spaniard, Don Armado, to be
punished for breaking the rules by dallying with a country girl, Jacquenetta.
The Princess, refused entry to the court, is insulted by the ban, and in protest, she and her entourage camp in
tents in front of the court. They begin plotting ways of taking revenge. In the meantime, Don Armado, himself in
love with Jacquenetta, lets Costard off his punishment in return for Costard delivering a love letter to her.
Before he can deliver it he is approached by Berowne, a Lord, who asks him to take a letter to Rosaline, one of
the Ladies in attendance with the Princess.
Of course, Costard gets evrything mixed up, setting off a comedic chain of events in which nothing is what is
seems to be.