As you like it

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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 The Folger 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 Essay by Susan Snyder The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit
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Grouped Work ID 424ad4d7-3115-37a5-5e12-90dbe7d86ad5
Full title as you like it
Author shakespeare william
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 04:36:22AM
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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG+
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auth_author2 Barnet, Sylvan., Cusack, Niamh., Gill, Roma., Gilman, Albert, 1923-, Hamilton, Victoria, 1971-, Mangan, Stephen., Murphy, Gerard, 1948-2013
author William Shakespeare
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display_description Presents the text of Shakespeare's comedy of love and redemption in exile, and includes a biographical sketch of the author, a selection of critical commentaries, and other reference materials.
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series Illustrated Classics Shakespeare, New Folger Library Shakespeare, Plays, Works
series_with_volume Illustrated Classics Shakespeare|, New Folger Library Shakespeare|, Plays|, Works|
subject_facet As you like it (Shakespeare, William), Audiobooks, Comedies, Compact discs, Drama, Electronic books, Exiles, Exiles -- Drama, Exiles -- Drama -- Audiobooks (CD), Fathers and daughters, Fathers and daughters -- Drama, Fathers and daughters -- Drama -- Audiobooks (CD), Love & Erotica -- Subjects & Themes, Love -- Drama -- Audiobooks (CD), Pastoral drama, Shakespeare -- DRAMA, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- As you like it
title_display As you like it
title_full As You Like It, As You Like It [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William., As you like it / William Shakespeare ; edited by Albert Gilman ; general editor, Sylvan Barnet, As you like it / by William Shakespeare, As you like it / edited by Roma Gill, As you like it [sound recording] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
title_short As you like it
topic_facet Comic and Graphic Books, Drama, Exiles, Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Literature, Love, Love & Erotica, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, William