Synopses & Reviews
Includes an overview of Shakespeare's life; commentary by Arthur Colby Sprague, Helen Gardener, and others; a stage and screen history, and more
The popular comedy in which Rosalind enters the Forest of Arden is a play about two enduring human illusions--the dream of the simple life, and the ideal of romantic love. This edition features not only the text of the play but many special features to help readers understand and enjoy this classic from the Bard.
The newly revised signet classic Shakespeare series, these editions are the works of the world's greatest dramatist edited by outstanding scholars. Unique features include an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of Signet Classic Shakespeare series, plus a special introduction to the play by the editor Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University. Special introduction by Albert Gilman, Boston University.
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...
Table of Contents
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?