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As You Like It: Third Series

by William Shakespeare
Editor Juliet Dusinberre

Bloomsbury Academic | July 25, 2006 | Hardcover

As You Like It: Third Series is rated 3 out of 5 by 2.
With its explorations of sexual ambivalence, As You Like It speaks directly to the twenty-first century. Juliet Dusinberre demonstrates that Rosalind?s authority in the play grows from new ideas about women and reveals that Shakespeare?s heroine reinvents herself for every age. But the play is also deeply rooted in Elizabethan culture and through it Shakespeare addresses some of the hotly debated issues of the period. "This will be the definitive edition of As You Like It for many years to come" - Phyllis Rackin, University of Pennsylvania

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 472 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 in

Published: July 25, 2006

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1904271219

ISBN - 13: 9781904271215

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from SO-SO I liked Mid-Summer Night Dream a lot better. I didn't like the ending of As you like it.
Date published: 2010-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from THIS HELPED ME A LOT !! like any student, i was stuck with shakespeare and then when i complined to my teacher, she directed me to the Coles notes books that offser so much liiterary help..this book definitely helped me get the 96% that i got on my shakespeare assignment!!
Date published: 2001-05-28

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As You Like It: Third Series

by William Shakespeare
Editor Juliet Dusinberre

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 472 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 in

Published: July 25, 2006

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1904271219

ISBN - 13: 9781904271215

Table of Contents

List of illustrations General editors preface Preface INTRODUCTION A brief view of the play Fictions of gender - Rosalind and the boy actor - Later Rosalinds - Celia - Orlando - Phoebe and Audrey Date The Forest of Arden - Well, this is the Forest of Arden - The hunt - Robin Hood and his Merry Men - Staging the Forest of Arden Early foresters - The Earl of Essex - Thomas Morley Realms of Gold - Shakespeare and Thomas Lodge - Shakespeare and Sidney - Harrington, Ariosto and Rabelais - Golden Worlds Pastoral - Genre: entertainments for Elizabeth - Corin and Touchstone - Borderlands: love and politics - A wise man and a fool: Jaques and Touchstone A speaking picture: readers and painters Text - The staying order - The Folio text: provenance and editorial practices - Text and performance Epilogue: All the worlds a stage AS YOU LIKE IT Appendix 1: A court epilogue, Shrovetide 1599 Appendix 2: Casting and doubling Appendix 3: Ben Jonson, As You Like It and the War of the Theatres Appendix 4: The Douai manuscript Appendix 5: Political after-lives: Veracinis opera Rosalinda (1744) and Charles Johnsons Love in a Forest (1723)

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With its explorations of sexual ambivalence, As You Like It speaks directly to the twenty-first century. Juliet Dusinberre demonstrates that Rosalind?s authority in the play grows from new ideas about women and reveals that Shakespeare?s heroine reinvents herself for every age. But the play is also deeply rooted in Elizabethan culture and through it Shakespeare addresses some of the hotly debated issues of the period. "This will be the definitive edition of As You Like It for many years to come" - Phyllis Rackin, University of Pennsylvania

About the Author

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, where he began acting and writing plays and poetry. By 1594 Shakespeare had become a member and part owner of an acting company called The Lord Chamberlain's Men, where he soon became the company's principal playwright. His plays enjoyed great popularity and high critical acclaim in the newly built Globe Theatre. It was through his popularity that the troupe gained the attention of the new king, James I, who appointed them the King's Players in 1603. Before retiring to Stratford in 1613, after the Globe burned down, he wrote more than three dozen plays (that we are sure of) and more than 150 sonnets. He was celebrated by Ben Jonson, one of the leading playwrights of the day, as a writer who would be "not for an age, but for all time," a prediction that has proved to be true. Today, Shakespeare
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Editorial Reviews

"This will be the definitive edition of As You Like It for many years to come" - Phyllis Rackin, University of Pennsylvania