As You Like It

As You Like It

Format
Ebook
Price
$4.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781440628450
  • 304 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

This wisely funny comedy, which contains some of Shakespeare’s loveliest poetry, contrasts a court’s world of envy and rivalry with a forest’s world of compassion and harmony. In the Forest of Arden, the banished young heroine, Rosalind, disguised as a gentleman farmer, encounters an extraordinary assemblage of characters, including a fool, a malcontent traveler, her own banished father, and the banished young man she loves. Romantic happiness triumphs, even as we laugh at the excesses of love, at the ways of court and countryside, indeed, at everything, in this masterpiece of comic writing.

Each Edition Includes:
• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography
As You Like It

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

Series

Shakespeare, Signet Classic
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Table of Contents

As You Like It – William Shakespeare – Edited by Albert Gilman Arthur Colby Sprague: From Shakespeare and the Actors
Helen Gardner: ?As You Like It?
Peter B. Erickson: From Sexual Politics and Social Structure in ?As You Like It?
Sylvan Barnet: ?As You Like It? on the Stage

NEWLY ADDED ESSAYS: Jean E. Howard: Cross-dressing in ?As You Like It?

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