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As You Like It

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ISBN-10: 0521786495

ISBN-13: 9780521786492

Edition: 2004

Authors: Cynthia Marshall, Jacky Bratton, Julie Hankey, William Shakespeare

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As You Like It has sometimes seemed a subversive play that exposes the instability of gender roles and traditional values. In other eras it has been prized - or derided - as a reliable celebration of conventional social mores. The play's ability to encompass these extremes tells an interesting story about changing cultural and theatrical practices. This edition provides a detailed history of the play in production, both on stage and on screen. The introduction examines how changing conceptions of gender roles have affected the portrayal of Rosalind, one of Shakespeare's greatest comic heroines. The striking differences between the British tradition and the freer treatment the play has…    
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Book details

List price: $50.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.90" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Jacky Bratton is Professor of Theatre and Cultural History at Royal Holloway, University of London.

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Table of productions; Introduction; Text and commentary; Bibliography.