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Shakespeare’s As You Like It can appear bright or sombre in performance: a feast of language and a delight for comic actors; or a risk-taking exploration of gender roles. This updated edition provides an account of what makes this popular play both innocent and dangerous. There is a section on recent critical, stage and film interpretations of the play, an updated reading list and a new appendix on an early court performance of As You Like It in 1599. Mapping the complexities of the play’s setting – a no man’s land related to both France and England, the edition also includes detailed commentary on its language and an analytical account of performance.Read more
- This updated edition contains a new section in the Introduction which takes account of new criticism and performances
- Includes a new Appendix on an early court performance of As You Like It in 1599
- Pays special attention to the setting of the play, gender issues and different performance interpretations
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: October 2009
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521519748
- length: 258 pages
- dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.53kg
- contains: 17 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Plays within the play
The condition of the country
'Between you and the women the play may please'
Date and occasion
Recent critical and stage interpretations: Contexts
Recent stage history
A screen version
Note on the text
List of characters
Appendix 1. An early court performance?
Appendix 2. Extracts from Shakespeare's principal source, Lodge's Rosalind
Appendix 3. The songs
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