As You Like It: Third Series by William ShakespeareAs You Like It: Third Series by William Shakespeare

As You Like It: Third Series

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorJuliet Dusinberre

Paperback | July 25, 2006

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With its explorations of sexual ambivalence, As You Like It speaks directly to the twenty-first century. Juliet Dusinberredemonstrates 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
Juliet Dusinberre is the author of the pioneering work in feminist criticism, Shakespeare and the Nature of Women, of Virginia Woolf's Renaissance: Woman Reader or Common Reader?, and of Alice to the Lighthouse: Children's Books and Radical Experiments in Art. She is a Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, and was its first M.C. Bradbro...
Title:As You Like It: Third SeriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 1 inPublished:July 25, 2006Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1904271227

ISBN - 13:9781904271222

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Table of Contents

List of illustrationsGeneral editors prefacePrefaceINTRODUCTIONA brief view of the playFictions of gender- Rosalind and the boy actor- Later Rosalinds- Celia- Orlando- Phoebe and AudreyDateThe Forest of Arden- Well, this is the Forest of Arden- The hunt- Robin Hood and his Merry Men- Staging the Forest of ArdenEarly foresters- The Earl of Essex- Thomas MorleyRealms of Gold- Shakespeare and Thomas Lodge- Shakespeare and Sidney- Harrington, Ariosto and Rabelais- Golden WorldsPastoral- Genre: entertainments for Elizabeth- Corin and Touchstone- Borderlands: love and politics- A wise man and a fool: Jaques and TouchstoneA speaking picture: readers and paintersText- The staying order- The Folio text: provenance and editorial practices- Text and performanceEpilogue: All the worlds a stageAS YOU LIKE ITAppendix 1: A court epilogue, Shrovetide 1599Appendix 2: Casting and doublingAppendix 3: Ben Jonson, As You Like It and the War of the TheatresAppendix 4: The Douai manuscriptAppendix 5: Political after-lives: Veracinis opera Rosalinda (1744) and Charles Johnsons Love in a Forest (1723)

Editorial Reviews

'An Arden editor must present an overview of the play's criticism [and] must also take into account the play's ongoing dissemination through performance on stage and screen. Despite these arduous demands, Dusinberre's edition, with its editorial apparatus, its substantial introduction (142 pages), its notes, and its various appendices, fulfills the above requirements admirably...Dusinberre addresses a theatre history that bears witness to the impact that various social movements, especially feminism and gay/lesbian (and now queer) activism, have had on the performance of one of Shakespeare's most gender-bending plays...It inscribes the feminist, queer, and historicist criticism of the past thirty years into the historical memory of Shakespeare studies.'