As You Like It
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As You Like It has long been admired as one of Shakespeare’s most exuberant early comedies, complete with one of the Bard’s funniest and toughest heroines, Rosalind. Based on Thomas Lodge’s Elizabethan novel Rosalynde, As You Like It follows the discontented Orlando as he is exiled from the tyrannical French court of Duke Frederick. By chance Frederick also banishes Rosalind, daughter of the usurped Duke Senior. The play then moves to the Forest of Arden, where chaos and misrule ensue, as Rosalind cross dresses “all points like a man”, disguised as the saucy Ganymede and encourages the naive Orlando to “woo me, woo me, for now I am in a holiday humour”. Meanwhile her clown Touchstone causes hilarity and havoc amongst the exiled lords and the pastoral inhabitants of the forest. The play concludes with Rosalind’s extraordinary “unmasking” Epilogue addressed to the audience, where she offers to “kiss as many of you as had beards that pleased me”.
As You Like It remains one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, yet it is also appreciated by critics for its complex exploration of cross dressing and sexual politics, and its interest in relations between the country and the city. –Jerry Brotton –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
This is a must read for children and adults alike. It is one of the great classic, that is written in an easy to follow format. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
Both a witty satire of literary cliche and a tender meditation on the varieties of love, As You Like It continues to be one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and widely performed comedies. In the introduction to this new edition, David Bevington traces the complex relationships between the characters in the play, and explores the history of its criticism from Samuel Johnson to the twenty-first century.
As part of the newly launched Broadview Press / Internet Shakespeare Editions series, this edition features a variety of interleaved materials–from facsimile pages, diagrams, and musical scores to illustrations and extended discussions of myth and folklore–that provide a context for the social and cultural allusions in the play. Appendices offer excerpts from Shakespeare’s key sources and influences, including Thomas Lodge’s Rosalind and Ben Jonson’s Every Man in His Humor.
A collaboration between Broadview Press and the Internet Shakespeare Editions project at the University of Victoria, the editions developed for this series have been comprehensively annotated and draw on the authoritative texts newly edited for the ISE. This innovative series allows readers to access extensive and reliable online resources linked to the print edition.
–This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. Cette œuvre fait partie de la série TREDITION CLASSICS. La maison d’édition tredition, basée à Hambourg, a publié dans la série TREDITION CLASSICS des ouvrages anciens de plus de deux millénaires. Ils étaient pour la plupart épuisés ou unique-ment disponible chez les bouquinistes. La série est destinée à préserver la littérature et à promouvoir la culture. Avec sa série TREDITION CLASSICS, tredition à comme but de mettre à disposition des milliers de classiques de la littérature mondiale dans différentes langues et de les diffuser dans le monde entier. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. This is a must read for children and adults alike. It is one of the great classic, that is written in an easy to follow format. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. This edition provides a detailed history of the play in production, both on stage and on screen. The commentary, printed alongside the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the text, draws on primary sources to illuminate how costuming, stage business, design, and directorial choices have shaped the play in performance. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. William Shakespeare began his career as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlains Men, later known as Kings Men, in London. Often regarded as the Bard of Avon he is one of the worlds pre-eminent dramatists. Most of his known works have been produced between 1589 and 1613. His plays demonstrate the expansiveness of his imagination and the extent of his learning. Shakespeare introduced prose comedy in the histories of the late 1590sHenry IV, Part I and Part II, and Henry Vafter the lyrical Richard II. Julius Caesar introduced a new kind of drama. Shakespeares sequence of great comedies continue with Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night. Until about 1608, he mainly wrote tragedies including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth. Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanushis last major tragedies, contain some of his finest poetry. A true genius, Shakespeares popular characters and plots are studied, performed, reinterpreted, and discussed till today. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. A retelling of one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies in storybook form. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. “These editions are likely to help not only actors and drama students but also all amateur Shakespeareans including schools and colleges which stage the plays … What genius to have Simon Russell Beale as a series editor along with two Shakespeare Institute academics, Michael Dobson and Abigail Rokison-Woodall.” –Ink Pellet –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. Read more
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