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As You Like It :  Penguin Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

As You Like It

Penguin Shakespeare

By: William Shakespeare, Katherine Duncan-Jones (Introduction by, Revised by), H. J. Oliver (Editor), T. J. B. Spencer (Contribution by)

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Published: 9th June 2005
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When Rosalind is banished by her uncle, who has usurped her father's throne, she flees to the Forest of Arden where her exiled father holds court. There, dressed as a boy to avoid discovery, she encounters the man she loves now a fellow exile and resolves to remain in disguise to test his feelings for her. A gloriously sunny comedy, As You Like It is an exuberant combination of concealed identities and verbal jousting, reconciliations and multiple weddings.

About the Author

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where his father was a prosperous glover. His early life is obscure, but he married Anne Hathaway in 1682 with whom he had two children. By 1592 he was establishing himself in London, and over the next twenty years he wrote thirty-seven plays-and contributed to many more-was a prolific poet, and was taken up by several influential patrons. His Sonnets were first printed in 1609 by George Eld for Thomas Thorpe. The identity of Mr. W.H. to whom the Sonnets are dedicated remains a mystery, as does the identity of the aristocratic youth in the Sonnets and the enigmatic Dark Lady.

ISBN: 9780141012278
ISBN-10: 0141012277
Series: Penguin Shakespeare Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 9th June 2005
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 11.1  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1