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As You Like It (The New Folger Library Shakespeare) (original 1623; edition 2004)

by William Shakespeare

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Title:As You Like It (The New Folger Library Shakespeare)
Authors:William Shakespeare
Info:Simon & Schuster (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
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Had to read this in college so I could act the part of the bad brother Oliver in the College Play, and learned to enjoy, if not love, the bearded Bard. ( )
  Chris.Graham | Jul 30, 2013 |
I liked this play, which I had thought was something else when I first started it! I found the comedy to be of the milder type of making me smile rather than laugh but still fun. There are several famous speeches, most memorable being the one about the seven stages of life. ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 26, 2013 |
I fear I'm really not a Shakespeare fan: I can never 'get into' his plays. I certainly didn't 'get into' As You Like It. Studying it, so perhaps I'll come to appreciate it more. ( )
  shanaqui | Apr 9, 2013 |
It was quite quite cute. It was a bit convenient that the exiled duke randomly got his kingdom back in the end... and it was a little disturbing that Orlando didn't mind that Rosalind had been tricking him by pretending to be a boy for half the book.... but whatever... It was a fun, silly play.

I'm now working on watching the different productions of the play:

I watched the 1936 Laurence Olivier and Elisabeth Bergner version. It was quite cute. (Or rather Laurence Olivier was quite cute... haha...) They cut quite a bit out of it, but nothing that was terribly important... (Available on the Netflix website.)

The 1978 Helen Mirren version was cool. I was watching and going, "Who IS that? She looks REALLY REALLY familiar!" Yep. Elinor from Inkheart. She was so young!! This version was better than the older... the acting was better and the text was more complete. (Available on the Netflix website.)

UPDATE: I watched the 2006 Bryce Dallas Howard, Romola Garai, Kevin Kline, Alfred Molina, Richard Briers version version today. LOVED IT. It was fantastic! I thought the Japanese setting, clothing, landscape, etc. was cool. (Sumos? SWEET!) Plus, the acting was great... I loved the way that they interpreted and spoke the lines. Great great great. ( )
  saraferrell | Apr 3, 2013 |
With its cross-dressed heroine, gender games and explorations of sexual ambivalence, its Forest of Arden and melancholy Jacques, this book speaks directly to the twenty-first century. It connects the play to the Elizabethan court and its dynamic queen and demonstrates that the play's vital roots in its own time give it new life in ours.
  Roger_Scoppie | Apr 3, 2013 |
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William Shakespeareprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bisson, Isabel J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brissenden, AlanEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burchell, S.C.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Church. EsmeEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cunliffe, John WilliamEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns, and, as thou sayest, charged my brother, on his blessing, to breed me well: and there begins my sadness.
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All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts...
The little foolery that wise men have makes a great show.
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Duke Frederick has stolen the title and throne of his elder brother, Duke Senior. Duke Senior has taken up residence in the Forest of Arden with his band of loyal followers, leaving his daughter, Rosalind, behind at the court. Enter Orlando and Oliver de Boys, two brothers divided by their hatred for one another.… (more)

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