SOURCE: Pace University - Center for Cultural Affairs

December 14, 2009 20:20 ET

Pace University Announces a Lightning Literary Competition

Just Four Days to Re-Imagine the Lost Sequel to Love's Labour's Lost

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) - In celebration of the final week of performances of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost by the Globe Theatre of London, Pace University announces a literary competition to re-imagine the "lost" sequel: Love's Labour's Wonne. The only reported printed copy of Love's Labour's Wonne disappeared from London around 1603.

      "Let me hear a staff, a stanze, a verse." (LLL Act IV, Scene ii)

Contestants are challenged to create a synopsis of this missing masterpiece (not to exceed 300 words) and accompanied by 8-24 lines of verse, preferably exposition from the opening of the re-imagined play.

One Grand Prize winner will receive two (2) tickets to a performance at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre's 2010-2011 season, as well as roundtrip air travel for two (2) from New York City to London.

        "That is study's godlike recompense."  (LLL Act I, Scene i)

Entries must be received by 12 noon EST on Friday, December 18th, 2009. Entries will be judged by a panel and the winner will be announced by cast members following the final performance of Love's Labor's Lost on Monday, December 21, 2009 at 8pm.

If you wish to familiarize yourself with Love's Labour's Lost, discounted tickets are available at or (212) 868-4444 using discount code WONNE. Evening performances continue December 16 through 21, with Saturday and Sunday matinees, at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce Street, in Lower Manhattan.

All entries will become the property of Pace University.

Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.

Additional prizes may be awarded in the form of tickets to the Globe Theatre's production of Love's Labour's Lost at Pace University.

Other than the provision of performance tickets, Shakespeare's Globe has not authorized and takes no responsibility for the competition or its judging, which is solely a project of the Center for Cultural Affairs at Pace University.

This contest is governed by the Official Rules, which are available online at:

You must read and agree to the Official Rules to be eligible for any prize.