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As You Like It

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ISBN-10: 0671722565

ISBN-13: 9780671722562

Edition: 1997

Authors: William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Westine

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Putting readers in touch with current ways of thinking about Shakespeare, this series used text based directly on what the editors consider the best early printed version of the play. This book contains full explanatory notes on pages facing the text of the play and a helpful introduction to Shakespeare's language. At the conclusion is a full essay assessing the play in the light of today's interests and concerns. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Book details

List price: $3.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication date: 4/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" 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,…    

Barbara A. Mowat is director of academic programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library, senior editor of Shakespeare quarterly, chair of the Folger Institute, and author of The Dramaturgy of Shakespeare's Romances as well as essays on Shakespeare's plays and the editing of them.

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