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Publisher Comments:

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 theForest 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 thebanished 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 comicwriting.

Each Edition Includes:

- Comprehensive explanatory notes

- Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship

- Clear, modernizedspelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English

- Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories

- An interpretiveessay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

From the Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

"The version of As you like it and the corresponding footnotes that appear in this volume were originally published in: William Shakespeare, complete works, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, published in 2007 by Modern Library, a division of Random House, Inc."--T.p. verso.

Synopsis:

Shakespeare's classic comedy depicting the romantic struggles of Rosalind and Orlando is accompanied by scene-by-scene analysis, text, plot, characters, and staging of the play

About the Author

\William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King’s New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would die at age eleven), and a girl, Judith, were born in 1585. By 1592 Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as “an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers.” Shakespeare became a principal shareholder and playwright of the successful acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men (later under James I, called the King’ s Men). In 1599 the Lord Chamberlain’s Men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin. In addition to his 37 plays, Shakespeare had a hand in others, including Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen, and he wrote poems, including Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization, in 1609. In 1611 or 1612 he gave up his lodgings in London and devoted more and more time to retirement in Stratford, though he continued writing such plays as The Tempest and Henry VII until about 1613. He died on April 23 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. No collected edition of his plays was published during his life-time, but in 1623 two members of his acting company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, put together the great collection now called the First Folio.

From the Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588368423
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Drama : General
Editor:
Bate, Jonathan
Editor:
Rasmussen, Eric
Edited by:
Jonathan Bate
Author:
a chronology of Shakespeare's life and times
Author:
scene-by-scene analysis
Author:
William, Shakespeare
Author:
Rasmussen, Eric
Author:
Bate, Jonathan
Author:
key facts about the work
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Jonathan Bate
Subject:
Drama : Shakespeare
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
England
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Works
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100504
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
189

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"Synopsis" by , "The version of As you like it and the corresponding footnotes that appear in this volume were originally published in: William Shakespeare, complete works, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, published in 2007 by Modern Library, a division of Random House, Inc."--T.p. verso.
"Synopsis" by , Shakespeare's classic comedy depicting the romantic struggles of Rosalind and Orlando is accompanied by scene-by-scene analysis, text, plot, characters, and staging of the play
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