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As You Like It

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ISBN-10: 0553212907

ISBN-13: 9780553212907

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Shakespeare, David Bevington, David Scott Kastan, James Hammersmith, Robert Kean Turner

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This wisely funny comedy, which contains some of Shakespeare’s loveliest poetry, contrasts a court’s world of envy and rivalry with a forest’s world of compassion and harmony. In the Forest of Arden, the banished young heroine, Rosalind, disguised as a gentleman farmer, encounters an extraordinary assemblage of characters, including a fool, a malcontent traveler, her own banished father, and the banished young man she loves. Romantic happiness triumphs, even as we laugh at the excesses of love, at the ways of court and countryside, indeed, at everything, in this masterpiece of comic writing. Each Edition Includes: • Comprehensive explanatory notes • Vivid introductions and the most…    
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

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,…    

HYAM PLUTZIK (1911-1962) was the Deane Professor of Rhetoric and Poetry at the University of Rochester. The author of six volumes of poetry, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. DAVID SCOTT KASTAN is the George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University and one of the most widely read of American literary scholars.

Editors' Preface
Shakespeare's As You Like It
Reading Shakespeare's Language: As You Like It
Shakespeare's Life
Shakespeare's Theater
The Publication of Shakespeare's Plays
An Introduction to This Text
As You Like It (Text of the Play with Commentary)
Longer Notes
Textual Notes
As You Like It: A Modern Perspective
Further Reading
Key to Famous Lines and Phrases