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As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Pages : 93
  • Category : Drama
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The death of their father leaves Oliver and Orlando at odds. Oliver inherits everything and out of spite forces his younger brother to live in poverty by denying him his inheritance. Left with little choice, Orlando heads to Duke Frederick’s court to fight the court’s champion wrestler. There, Orlando wins the match, gets the prize and falls in love with the Duke’s niece Rosalind. Orlando’s win infuriates Frederick because of the friendship between the boy’s father and his own brother Duke Senior, who he has banished to the forest. Frederick accuses Rosalind of conspiring against him and banishes her from the court despite his daughter Celia’s pleas. Rosalind disguises herself as a boy called Ganymede and heads for the forest with her cousin Celia, who pretends to be a young country girl named Aliena. In the forest, Orlando runs into Duke Senior and his men. Then the girls in disguise arrive, and chaos ensues. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. Considered the greatest dramatist of all time, he is widely regarded as the most influential English language writer. Shakespeare’s plays focus on the range of human emotion and conflict, and have been translated into more than 100 languages. Many including "Hamlet," "Macbeth," and "Romeo and Juliet" have been adapted for stage and screen.

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As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
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As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio, 1623. The play's first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches (such as "All the world's a stage" and "A fool! A fool! I met a fool in the forest"). Jaques provides a sharp contrast to the other characters in the play, always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country. Historically, critical response has varied, with some critics finding the work of lesser quality than other Shakespearean works and some finding the play a work of great merit. The play features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted speeches, "All the world's a stage", and is the origin of the phrase "too much of a good thing". The play remains a favourite among audiences and has been adapted for radio, film, and musical theatre. The piece has been a favorite for famous actors on stage and screen, notably Vanessa Redgrave, Juliet Stevenson, Rebecca Hall, Helen Mirren, and Patti LuPone in the role of Rosalind and Alan Rickman, Stephen Spinella, Kevin Kline and Stephen Dillane in the role of Jaques.

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Book Code : 1421813416
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Drama
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This edition provides a detailed history of the play in production, both on stage and on screen.

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440628459
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Drama
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The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's comedic play about two enduring human illusions—the dream of a simple life and the ideal of romantic love. Banished from her uncle's court, young princess Rosalind disguises herself as a farmer and encounters a memorable cast of characters—including her love Orlando—in the Forest of Arden in this witty, subversive comedy. This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as: • An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater • A special introduction to the play by the editor, Albert Gilman • Selections from Thomas Lodge's Rosalynd, the source from which Shakespeare derived As You Like It • Dramatic criticism from Arthur Colby Sprague, Helen Gardener, and others • A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions • Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text • And more...

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101993723
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Drama
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The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With definitive texts and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Book Code : 9781770483477
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Drama
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Both a witty satire of literary cliché 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.

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 81
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As You Like it

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
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The Comedy As You Like It is a wonderful piece of work written by a genius English playwright William Shakespeare. The plot of the play is based on the pastoral novel Rosalynde by Thomas Lodge. This is an incredible story about love, rebellion and generosity. Brave Orlando is secretly in love with Rosalind, the daughter of a disseated head of the French Duchy. This play contains one of the most popular and quoted Shakespeare’s monologues “All the world’s a stage”.

Love in William Shakespeare's "As You Like It"

By Julie Dillenkofer
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3668034842
  • Total of Pages : 17
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), course: Literature & Film – Adapting Shakespeare for the Screen, language: English, abstract: William Shakespeare’s "As You Like It" portrays love and marriage in a comical, amusing manner. The play represents passionate love on the one hand, as well as disguised, blind and even manipulated love on the other hand. Love as a state of being is omnipresent throughout As You Like It. As the play’s major theme, love is illustrated essentially by eight characters who all marry at the end of the play. However, As You Like It cannot be interpreted as a typical love story. In fact, only one twosome, namely Rosalind and Orlando, illustrates a relationship of true love which ends in a happy, mutually agreeable marriage. By falling in love at first sight, they symbolize the typical Shakespearean romantic lovers whose love overcomes any obstacles. The other couples in the play, however, seem to pursue rather different goals. Audrey and Touchstone simply wish to act on their sexual desire, which they cleverly hide behind marriage in order to prevent any “Vorwurf der Unzucht” – a serious matter in Elizabethan times. Phoebe and Silvius are both in love, though not reciprocally. Silvius does love Phoebe; she, however, falls in love with Ganymede and is merely tricked into committing herself to Silvius. Celia and Oliver are simply following the lead of Rosalind and Orlando, but seem to strive for companionship rather than passion or true love. Shakespeare illustrates four different kinds of love in As You Like It in a humorous way. He demonstrates that love and marriage do not necessarily have to go hand in hand and adds comical aspects of love by turning some characters into fools. In this way, Shakespeare builds on the Elizabethan assumptions about love as a sickness, but still validates it as a valuable aspect of a happy marriage.

As You Like It: Arden Performance Editions

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350106690
  • Total of Pages : 299
  • Category : Drama
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'I wish I had copies like this at Drama School. Essential notes on the language for those who will get up and speak it, not purely for those who will sit and study it. An incredibly useful tool with room on every page to make notes. Next time I'm in rehearsal on a Shakespeare play, I have no doubt that a copy from this series will be in my hand.' ADRIAN LESTER, Actor, Director and Writer Arden Performance Editions are ideal for anyone engaging with a Shakespeare play in performance. With clear facing-page notes giving definitions of words, easily accessible information about key textual variants, lineation, metrical ambiguities and pronunciation, each edition has been developed to open the play's possibilities and meanings to actors and students. Each edition offers: -Facing-page notes -Short, clear definitions of words -Easily accessible information about key textual variants -Notes on pronunciation of difficult names and unfamiliar words -An easy to read layout -Space to write notes -A short introduction to the play

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Book Code : 1616413492
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The works of William Shakespeare come alive in these stunning graphic novels adaptation using the original Shakespearean dialog. The world-class art, comedy, and romance of As You Like It will capture the attention of reluctant readers. Supplement your traditional Shakespearean sources with the graphic novel adaptation that will help readers imagine the action like never before. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Publishing Group. Grades 5-10.

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : EDCON Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 9781555763299
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents a study guide on William Shakespeare's classic play "As You Like It," that contains reproducible exercises that help develop vocabulary and comprehension skills.

The Character of Rosalind in Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'

By Saskia Paasch
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3638332136
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,5 (B), University of Potsdam, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: “As You Like It” is the only play of Shakespeare that I have actually seen on stage in a little theatre in Saxony. I was quite fascinated by this modern staging and therefore I decided that this play would be it for me. I really fell for Rosalind when I watched the play and so I will dedicate my research paper to her. To my mind, Rosalind is a very complex character and she is represented very humanlike, with deep insights into her soul, feelings and thoughts. She is a very sympathetic heroine which makes it easy to feel for and also with her. In the following chapter I will try to analyse her in three different ways. First I will have a closer look at the other characters trying to find out how they characterise Rosalind in their speeches and what they think of her. It will be interesting to see, in what way their opinions differ from each other or of course in what way they are similar. The second part will deal with Rosalind herself. As she is the main character, she does have to say quite a lot of things, be that wise, comical or emotional speeches. I will try to pick the most important ones and see what they reveal about Rosalind’s inner feelings and her character of course. The third and last part is about Rosalind’s non-verbal behaviour. I will try to find out something about her attitude towards other people and of course what all her actions tell us about herself. I will also try to find out some forboding things and the reasons for her doing. In my conclusion I will combine all my findings and sum them up so that there will be a (hopefully) complete picture of Rosalind’s character at the end.

As you Like it

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786485973
  • Total of Pages : 422
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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This annotated version of As you Like it, one of the Bard’s wittiest and bawdiest plays, provides a detailed guide to its Elizabethan language and its references. It restores the drama to the language of the First Folio of 1623, including the original spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Practical annotation provides insights into the puns, allusions and world-play that characterize all of Shakespeare’s dramas. Appendices enumerate the typographical errors that have been corrected in this version, in addition to offering stage directions from the First Folio, lineation amendations and original character tags. This restorative, no-nonsense approach will appeal to both aficionados and newcomers to Shakespeare’s plays.

As You Like It

By Edited by W. Turner
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  • Publisher : S. Chand Publishing
  • Book Code : 9788121904421
  • Total of Pages : 388
  • Category : Fiction
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shakespeare's stories. In Session 2010-11, it has been approved for ICSE Schools for Class IX

A Study Guide for William Shakespeare's "As You Like It"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410340449
  • Total of Pages : 41
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for William Shakespeare's "As You Like It," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Shakespeare for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Shakespeare for Students for all of your research needs.

Shakespeare’s As You Like It

By M. Hunt
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230610188
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This book is a study of As You Like It , which shows how the play represents issues of interest to literate playgoers of its time, as well as speculatively to Shakespeare himself.

Study Guide to As You Like It by William Shakespeare

By Intelligent Education
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  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Book Code : 1645425533
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Study Aids
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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for William Shakespear’s As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s “great” or “middle” comedies. As a satirical tale of pastoral romance, As You Like It examines the cruelties and corruption of court life and love. Moreover, Shakespeare amusingly weaves a tale of love manifested in varied forms but targets the main theme of “love at first sight” through his playful imagery and characters. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Shakespear’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Symbolism in William Shakespeare's As You Like It

By Benjamin Foitzik
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3638180956
  • Total of Pages : 16
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2+ (B), Technical University of Braunschweig (English Seminar), course: Shakespeare's Comedies, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This is a paper on symbolism in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. I will especially emphasise the symbolic meaning or rather ‘allusion’ of The Forest Of Arden, and intend to go much further than to maintain that ‘The Forest Of Arden is an unreal place because there are and were no palm trees in England’. This is of course out of question and totally insignificant to the eventual aim of this paper. At first, I will examine the different representations of court and forest in the play, which is supposed to support the assertion that the courtiers have to leave the wicked court in order to find again what has gone lost there: love and human warmth. Thus, I want to show that the forest has to be seen as a feeling, a spirit of love and self-knowledge. Moreover, I am going to put forward concrete symbols in the play and their meaning in the context and with regard to the understanding of The Forest Of Arden. There is a wide range of different symbols, natural and worldly symbols, and of course symbols that are connected with love, which all contribute to the final message of the play, that is, that there is no clear message to it, which I hope I will be able to explain in this paper. On the whole, the question that has to be answered looks simple but is to my mind very intricate and distinct since it is far too complex in its deeper meaning: ‘What is The Forest Of Arden?’ I want to impart the idea that The Forest is not meant as a symbol of something, but rather as a feeling, an attitude towards life. Thus, it is neither symbolic of love nor forgiveness nor renewal, but rather impersonates those qualities. It is not symbol but representative and epitome of, which is much more intensive. However difficult an answer to the question above seems to be, answering it is unexpectedly easy, and this for one simple reason: everyone has to decide for him- or herself. I can only give suggestions, but what Arden means to oneself differs from person to person. Therefore, The Forest Of Arden is As You Like It.

As You Like It (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare,Sidney Lee
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026807820
  • Total of Pages : 275
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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This carefully crafted ebook: "As You Like It (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in 1623. Daughter of a banished duke and forced to flee the court, Rosalind hides in the Forest of Arden disguised as a man. When her true love Orlando also shows up in the forest, she courts him without revealing her identity. Meanwhile, Phebe mistakenly falls in love with her disguise, Silvius pines for Phebe, Jacques philosophizes, and Touchstone makes fun of it all, and love and happiness triumph as Rosalind orchestrates a happy ending amid the confusion. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

As You Like It in Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)

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Ever heard the phrase, "too much of a good thing"? That was actually coined by Shakespeare in this play. Most people don't know it, because when they hear the name Shakespeare they run and hide! Let's face it...if you don't understand Shakespeare, then you are not alone. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of "As You Like It." The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of the modern text. "As You Like It" follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and eventually love in the Forest of Arden. The play features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted speeches, "All the world's a stage." We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

As You Like It: Language and Writing

By Abigail Rokison-Woodall
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 135012043X
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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As You Like It: Language and Writing explores one of Shakespeare's best-known comedies. It considers the literary and theatrical contexts in which Shakespeare was writing; examines, in detail, the different forms of language used in the play and considers ways in which language and meaning have changed over time, and are affected by performance. Each chapter contains a 'Writing matters' section which provides suggestions for activities that can further enhance a student's understanding of the play. This informative guide to Shakespeare's popular comedy equips students with the critical skills to analyze its language, structure and themes and to expand and enrich their own responses to the play.

Shakespeare - As You Like It

By Dana E. Aspinall
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350316857
  • Total of Pages : 182
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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 21st 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.

As You Like It

By Jenny Oldfield
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1408152851
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Jenny Oldfield's As You Like It is a fresh, youthful retelling of Shakespeare's comedy. When half of the royal court end up abandoning their luxury lifestyles for the back-to-basics life of the forest no one really knows who they are anymore - let alone who anyone else is! In the midst of all this, the young people are trying to find love and everyone is looking for an end to the feuding. The Shakespeare Today series captures the magic of Shakespeare's text and sets it in an accessible and contemporary style.

As You Like It

By Lesley Wade Soule
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350317047
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Performing Arts
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The commentary at the centre of this Handbook introduces students to the play as it would be experienced in performance. Other sections provide basic information about the text and its first performances, a brief description of the main political and cultural currents of the time and the popular kinds of entertainment, drama and comedy. Extracts from several comedies and Shakespeare's immediate source, Thomas Lodge's Rosalynde, together with all important elements of performance, case studies of key productions and a survey of critical writings on As You Like It, make this a comprehensive and wide-ranging study. Research for this publication was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Sonnets

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443441554
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Drama
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Among the most enduring poetry of all time, William Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets address such eternal themes as love, beauty, honesty, and the passage of time. Written primarily in four-line stanzas and iambic pentameter, Shakespeare’s sonnets are now recognized as marking the beginning of modern love poetry. The sonnets have been translated into all major written languages and are frequently used at romantic celebrations. Known as “The Bard of Avon,” William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer known. Enormously popular during his life, Shakespeare’s works continue to resonate more than three centuries after his death, as has his influence on theatre and literature. Shakespeare’s innovative use of character, language, and experimentation with romance as tragedy served as a foundation for later playwrights and dramatists, and some of his most famous lines of dialogue have become part of everyday speech. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

"A Pageant truly played" - Scene 3.5 of 'As you like it' put into context

By Jule Schaffer
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3638780260
  • Total of Pages : 20
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Cologne (English Seminar), course: Einführungsseminar Literaturwissenschaft Teil B, language: English, abstract: There is much literature about Shakespeare today, exploring many facettes of "As you like it" and discovering many more all the time. This paper focuses on the main points I think relevant for the particular scene 3.5., put in the context of the play. [...] A pageant truly played between the pale complexion of true love And the red glow of scorn and proud disdain [...] (As you like it: 3.4.47-49) As such describes Corin the following scene 3.5., in which a madly in love Silvius hopelessly woos his beloved Phoebe, a ”proud disdainful shepherdess,” (3.4.45). The scene is a play within a play and Rosalind herself decides to “prove a busy actor” (3.4.55) in this play. The scene is central to As you like it and seems to incorporate many of the images and ideas generally portrayed throughout the play. To start off, the paper gives a broad overview of critical reception and performance history. Both of these points will be illustrated by focusing on a few examples of the main critical voices and performances. Next, we will specifically look at scene 3.5., critically analysing it under the heading of the following ideas. One of the main themes underlying this sequence is the use and mocking of literary pastoral, along with various representations of love and mimetic desire. Phoebe’s sudden eruption of feeling for Rosalind/ Ganymede also leads to the necessary consideration of the heroine’s disguise and its roots and effects on the different levels of acting. In a last step then, the paper brings this theoretical analysis to a more practical level and looks at ways in which the ideas worked out in chapter 4. could be visualised on stage.

Invisible Influence

By Jonah Berger
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476759758
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 773
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Jonah Berger, the bestselling author of Contagious, explores the subtle, secret influences that affect the decisions we make—from what we buy, to the careers we choose, to what we eat—in his latest New York Times bestseller that is a “rare business book that’s both informative and enough fun to take to the beach” (Fortune.com). If you’re like most people, you think your individual tastes and opinions drive your choices and behaviors. You wear a certain jacket because you liked how it looked. You picked a particular career because you found it interesting. The notion that our choices are driven by our own personal thoughts and opinions is patently obvious. Right? Wrong. Without our realizing it, other people’s behavior has a huge influence on everything we do at every moment of our lives, from the mundane to the momentous. Even strangers have an impact on our judgments and decisions: our attitudes toward a welfare policy shift if we’re told it is supported by Democrats versus Republicans (even though the policy is the same). But social influence doesn’t just lead us to do the same things as others. In some cases we imitate others around us. But in other cases we avoid particular choices or behaviors because other people are doing them. We stop listening to a band because they go mainstream. We skip buying the minivan because we don’t want to look like a soccer mom. By understanding how social influence works, we can decide when to resist and when to embrace it—and learn how we can use this knowledge to exercise more control over our own behavior. In Invisible Influence, Jonah Berger “is consistently entertaining, applying science to real life in surprising ways and explaining research through narrative. His book fascinates because it opens up the moving parts of a mysterious machine, allowing readers to watch them in action” (Publishers Weekly).

Shakespeare's Comedy of Love

By Alexander Leggatt
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136556494
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: shakespeare-s-comedy-of-love.pdf

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First published in 1987. This study removes some of the critical puzzles that Shakespeare's comedies of love have posed in the past. The author shows that what distinguishes the comedies is not their similarity but their variety - the way in which each play is a new combination of essentially similar ingredients, so that, for example, the boy/girl changes in The Merchant of Venice are seen to have a quite different significance from those in As You Like It.

Shakespeare's As You Like It

By Alok Srivastava,Aditya Srivastava
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  • Publisher : Alok Srivastava
  • Book Code : 1520574975
  • Total of Pages : 317
  • Category : Drama
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Five Great Comedies

By William Shakespeare
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486113191
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Drama
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  • Pdf File: five-great-comedies.pdf

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This inexpensive Dover edition brings together five of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, from the magic and mischief of A Midsummer Night's Dream to the rollicking farce of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix

By Bethany C. Morrow
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  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Book Code : 1250761220
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in So Many Beginnings, a warm and powerful YA remix of the classic novel Little Women, by national bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow. North Carolina, 1863. As the American Civil War rages on, the Freedpeople's Colony of Roanoke Island is blossoming, a haven for the recently emancipated. Black people have begun building a community of their own, a refuge from the shadow of the "old life." It is where the March family has finally been able to safely put down roots with four young daughters: Meg, a teacher who longs to find love and start a family of her own. Jo, a writer whose words are too powerful to be contained. Beth, a talented seamstress searching for a higher purpose. Amy, a dancer eager to explore life outside her family's home. As the four March sisters come into their own as independent young women, they will face first love, health struggles, heartbreak, and new horizons. But they will face it all together. Praise for So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix "Morrow’s ability to take the lingering stain of slavery on American history and use it as a catalyst for unbreakable love and resilience is flawless. That she has remixed a canonical text to do so only further illuminates the need to critically question who holds the pen in telling our nation’s story." —Booklist, starred review "Bethany C. Morrow's prose is a sharpened blade in a practiced hand, cutting to the core of our nation's history. ... A devastatingly precise reimagining and a joyful celebration of sisterhood. A narrative about four young women who unreservedly deserve the world, and a balm for wounds to Black lives and liberty." —Tracy Deonn, New York Times-bestselling author of Legendborn "A tender and beautiful retelling that will make you fall in love with the foursome all over again." —Tiffany D. Jackson, New York Times-bestselling author of White Smoke and Grown