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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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My first Shakespeare (read, rather than performed). I'd just turned fourteen and was interested in Knowing the Literary Canon. I pretty much picked this play at random and imagined Orlando Bloom the whole time (Pirates of the Caribbean had just come out if you recall). I printed off "Why should this a desert be?" and stuck it to our fridge and for that reason still use the word "quintessence" more than any person should. It's also retained a very special place in my heart because it was the first. ( )
  likecymbeline | Apr 1, 2017 |
Given as part of the course-work for BADA Summer 1999 in Oxford. The (very useful and well-researched) introduction is almost as long as the play itself! Loads of footnotes to help comprehension for the lay-reader. ( )
  DeborahJ2016 | Oct 26, 2016 |
So great! Absolutely love it! ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
New prompt for 117S students:

Sweet Transvestite

How is gender constructed in As You Like It? What is considered masculine and what is considered feminine? How do members of both sexes perform masculinity—what is the relationship between biological sex and socially constructed gender? How do clothes make the man? How does a male actor playing Rosalind on the renaissance stage change how we view her cross-dressing within the text? How is magic associated with transvestism? Please craft a focused argument, supported with close readings of the text, in response to one or more of these (or other) questions.


Old (comparative) prompt for all the texts we covered in 117A:

Catch Me If You Can

Compare methods of courtship from two plays of your choice. Some potential avenues of inquiry include:

-Compare a battle of wits--like that of Benedick and Beatrice--and a less antagonistic suit, like how Lysander woos Hermia.
-Analyze the relationship between "hunts"; juxtapose amorous courtship with hunting animals.
-Explore how other relationships are affected by courtship, such as same-sex bonds or familial ties.
-Examine how different lovers--such as Venus and Orlando--use Petrarchan language.
  Marjorie_Jensen | Nov 12, 2015 |
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Shakespeare, Williamprimary 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
Damon, Lindsay ToddEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dolan, Frances E.Editorsecondary 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.
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The little foolery that wise men have makes a great show.
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This work is for the COMPLETE "As You Like It" ONLY. Do not combine this work with abridgements, adaptations or "simplifications" (such as "Shakespeare Made Easy"), Cliffs Notes or similar study guides, or anything else that does not contain the full text. Do not include any video recordings. Additionally, do not combine this with other plays.
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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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