According to prevailing opinion, Alls Well That Ends Well is a problem play whose major difficulty is located in the very assertion that the title makes in summarising the action. In the opinions of many critics the play does not end well because the resolution remains on the structural level rather than moving to the psychological level.1 The frog prince remains a frog until the end and the princess chooses to overlook his slimy skin. If the reader or theatregoer expects the romance of heterosexual coupling that concludes Shakespeares high comedies, disappointment is inevitable.
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