The play is set up mostly in the Forest of Arden, and it narrates the story of Rosalind and Celia's experiences with disguises and desires.
Author: Dua, Kashish
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
A pastoral comedy written by William Shakespeare, As You Like It is regarded as one of his greatest comedies for more than four centuries now. The play is set up mostly in the Forest of Arden, and it narrates the story of Rosalind and Celia's experiences with disguises and desires. While the readers also remain engaged with the issues of primogeniture and exile informing the tensions between the two sets of brothers Oliver-Orlando and Duke Senior (Ferdinand)-Duke Frederick, respectively, the play’s true captivating nature is lent by characters like Audrey, Silvius, Phoebe and Adam, who come from the lower social strata. The play ends on a note of forgiveness, reunion and understanding. The analysis of ‘The idea of the pastoral’ and ‘The operations of gender’, both the primary subjects of criticism, have been given a special focus in the two extremely informative critical essays included at the end of the book. Key Features • Fully-annotated text explained in an easy-to-understand language. • Detailed introduction to the play encourages readers to critically examine the background and the various aspects of the play. • Act-wise Summary given at the end of each Act.
The award-winning author of Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human shares his incisive meditations and commentary on each of the great Shakespearean comedies, tragedies, and history plays in a series that also includes the full text of ...
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
Category: Literary Criticism
The award-winning author of Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human shares his incisive meditations and commentary on each of the great Shakespearean comedies, tragedies, and history plays in a series that also includes the full text of each play, with editorial revisions by the critic, in each volume.
This essential guide provides a comprehensive survey of the most important criticism surrounding As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s most popular and engaging comedies, from the earliest appraisals through to twenty-first century ...
Author: Dana E. Aspinall
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This essential guide provides a comprehensive survey of the most important criticism surrounding As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s most popular and engaging comedies, from the earliest appraisals through to twenty-first century scholarship. Dana Aspinall outlines, assesses and explores the key critical issues, including As You Like It and the genre of comedy; Shakespeare’s adaptation of sources; gender, love and marriage; and interrogations of power. Highlighting how critical and scholarly studies of As You Like It continue to enrich our understanding of this complex and popular play, this guide is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of English literature, teachers, researchers, scholars, and lovers of Shakespeare everywhere.
This essay collection offers a lengthy introduction describing trends in criticism and theatrical interpretation of As You Like It. Twenty-six major essays on the play, including several written especially for this volume highlight the work ...
Author: Edward Tomarken
Category: Literary Criticism
This essay collection offers a lengthy introduction describing trends in criticism and theatrical interpretation of As You Like It. Twenty-six major essays on the play, including several written especially for this volume highlight the work, coupled with twenty-three reviews of various productions, ranging from 1741 to 1919. Edward Tomarken edited this valuable collection with a contents that includes pieces by Samuel Johnson, Charles Gildon, J. Payne Collier, Denton J. Snider, Charles Wingate, Victor O. Freeburg, J.B. Priestly, Cumberland Clark, Margaret Maurer and others.
As You Like It is a pastoral comedy William Shakespeare based on the novel Rosalynde Thomas Lodge, believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600.
Author: William Shakespeare
As You Like It is a pastoral comedy William Shakespeare based on the novel Rosalynde Thomas Lodge, believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600. It features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted lines, "All the world's a stage", and has been adapted for radio, film, and musical theatre. (From Wikipedia)
Costco As You Like It takes readers into the worlds of a lonely librarian named Paul and an equally lonely school drama teacher and counselor named Maddie.
Author: Casey Giffen
Old Fashioned Romance, Lovers United, and Literal Drama Collide ?Boy meets girl, girl meets boy - and everyone around them meet in this romantic comedy of errors where hearts melt and love abounds. Costco As You Like It takes readers into the worlds of a lonely librarian named Paul and an equally lonely school drama teacher and counselor named Maddie. A chance meeting in Costco over a table loaded with books and a few calamities later, and this match of the minds and hearts ignites into a romantic ruse sure to delight readers everywhere. While Maddie and Paul "fail to launch" out of self-induced stage fright and the belief that love only happens in fairy tales, not their lives, these two star-crossed lovers find their lives somehow coming together over a proposed Art Center. Maddie exerts all her thespian prowess to convince residents that a civic arts center is practical and prudent. Incognito, she plays the part of Gaylord (aka Ganymede from Shakespeare's As You Like It) to succeed. By performing a play to raise money and awareness for community folks, Gaylord (aka Maddie) becomes a hidden gift for Paul. However, as is the case with most things in life (and even fairy tales) nothing works out quite as planned.
The authoritative edition of As You Like It from Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full ...
Author: William Shakespeare
Readers and audiences have long greeted As You Like It with delight. Its characters are brilliant conversationalists, including the princesses Rosalind and Celia and their Fool, Touchstone. Soon after Rosalind and Orlando meet and fall in love, the princesses and Touchstone go into exile in the Forest of Arden, where they find new conversational partners. Duke Frederick, younger brother to Duke Senior, has overthrown his brother and forced him to live homeless in the forest with his courtiers, including the cynical Jaques. Orlando, whose older brother Oliver plotted his death, has fled there, too. Recent scholars have also grounded the play in the issues of its time. These include primogeniture, passing property from a father to his oldest son. As You Like It depicts intense conflict between brothers, exposing the human suffering that primogeniture entails. Another perspective concerns cross-dressing. Most of Orlando's courtship of Rosalind takes place while Rosalind is disguised as a man, "Ganymede." At her urging, Orlando pretends that Ganymede is his beloved Rosalind. But as the epilogue reveals, the sixteenth-century actor playing Rosalind was male, following the practice of the time. In other words, a boy played a girl playing a boy pretending to be a girl. The authoritative edition of As You Like It from Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play's famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading
The traditional concept of art and nature not only shapes the basic dramatic
structure of the play (court versus forest) but also informs and unifies the major
themes of As You Like It. In effect, the art-nature opposition serves as the macro-
Author: Stephen J. Lynch
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Performing Arts
This guide includes a discussion of the play's textual history, a detailed plot summary, a discussion of major themes and critical approaches, and more.
When he tells his wife that he cannot return to the scene and place the daggers to
suggest that the king's guards ... Historical Background As You Like It was
probably written in 1599 or 1600, at the midway point of Shakespeare's career as
Author: Michael Morrison
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
Category: Study Aids
REA's MAXnotes for William Shakespeare's As You Like It The MAXnotes offers a comprehensive summary and analysis of As You Like It and a biography of William Shakespeare. Places the events of the play in historical context and discusses each act in detail. Includes study questions and answers along with topics for papers and sample outlines.
What would you say to me now , and I were your very very Rosalind ? ( 4 . 1 . 65
– 8 ) osalind ' s is by some way the longest woman ' s part in Shakespeare , and
since As You Like It became a more or less constant presence in the English ...
Author: Robert Leo Smallwood
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
The Arden Shakespeare, in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, presents a new series of volumes on Shakespeare's plays in performance. The series discusses and analyses the wide range of theatrical interpretation stimulated and provoked by the most frequently performed plays. Each volume explores how different directors, designers and actors have interpreted and adapted an individual play in terms of narrative focus, themes and characters, scenery and costume. The focus is on productions at Stratford-upon-Avon since 1945, on the basis that the record of Shakespeare performances at Stratford's theatres offers a wider, fuller and more various range of interpretation than is offered by any other theatre company. The volumes also set this record in a wider geographical and chronological context by means of a historical overview of earlier productions and of productions beyond Stratford. Published in conjunction with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, each volume features a wealth of photographs (many of them not previously seen in print) drawn from the archive of RSC performance materials held in the Trust's library at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford. Shakespeare at Stratford will surprise, inform and delight both students and scholars of Shakespeare and performance history and the general reader with an interest in theatre.
You. Like. It. T. he dramatic and emotional effect of Shakespearean comedy can
be defined as a process of making manifest “a tough reasonableness beneath
the slight lyric grace.”1 This comic toughness derives in part from Shakespeare's
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
A collection of essays about Shakespeare's comedic play As you like it, addressing its structure, themes, and subject matter.
They shall now be considered in the same order as given in the Dramatis
Personae of the text. (i) Duke Frederick Duke Frederick is one of the play's
important minor characters. His role in the beginning is very much like that of
Antonio in The ...