Thereafter ensues chase, self-sacrifice, scheming, and the infamous "bed trick" before Helena can get her heart's dubious desire. And there is a subplot — further confirmation of Bertram's immaturity and bad judgment — in which his epaulet-festooned popinjay of a military hanger-on, Parolles (an affably discreditable Fred Sullivan Jr.), is exposed as a braggart, a wimp, and an enthusiastic traitor. But even here, Maler eschews broad buffoonery. Instead, he masterfully maintains the pull between present mirth and potential unhappiness that is at the core of this ironically titled comedy. All's well, indeed.
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