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As you like it, edited by Juliet Dusinberre

As you like it
As you like it
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edited by Juliet Dusinberre
"As You Like It, Shakespeare's most lighthearted comedy and one of the best-loved and most performed of all his plays, was probably written in 1599 or 1600, though it was not printed until the First Folio of 1623. As its witty heroine is Shakespeare's longest female role, the play's performance history is marked by notable Rosalinds, from Hannah Pritchard and Margaret Woffington (giving rival performances in 1741), to Helen Faucit, Ada Rehan, Peggy Ashcroft, Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Ronald Pickup (in an all-male production of 1967), Juliet Stevenson, and many others." "In his introduction to this new edition Alan Brissenden suggests reasons for its delayed publication and discusses in detail how productions have changed radically over the years. Shakespeare's use of his sources, his handling of the themes of love, doubleness, and pastoral are also dealt with, as well as the significance of boys playing women's parts on the Elizabethan stage. Detailed annotations explain allusions, puns, and difficult passages, enabling student, reader, actor, and director to savour the humour and the seriousness of the play to the full. There are illustrations, and appendices on 'wit' and the songs, for which the earliest known music is printed."--BOOK JACKET
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
index present
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D87 2006
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non fiction
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  • The Arden Shakespeare. Third series
  • Arden Shakespeare
As you like it, edited by Juliet Dusinberre
As you like it, edited by Juliet Dusinberre
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 395-433) and index
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 ; Harington, 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 world's a stage' -- AS YOU LIKE IT -- App. 1. A court epilogue, Shrovetide 1599 -- App. 2. Casting and doubling -- App. 3. Ben Jonson, As You Like It and the 'War of the Theatres' -- App. 4. The Douai manuscript -- App. 5. Political after-lives : Veracini's opera Rosalinda (1744) and Charles Johnson's Love in a Forest (1723) -- Abbreviations and references : Abbreviations used in notes ; Works by and partly by Shakespeare ; Editions of Shakespeare collated ; Other works cited ; Manuscripts ; Other works ; Stage and film productions cited ; Eighteenth-century productions ; Nineteenth-century productions ; Twentieth-century productions ; Twenty-first-century productions ; Index
21 cm.
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xviii, 449 p.
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ill., map, facsims.
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  • ocm71223669
  • (OCoLC)71223669

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