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As You Like It : New Cambridge Shakespeare - William Shakespeare

As You Like It

New Cambridge Shakespeare


Published: 28th June 2010
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Shakespeare's As You Like It can appear bright or sombre in performance: a feast of language and a delight for comic actors; or a risk-taking exploration of gender roles. This updated edition provides an account of what makes this popular play both innocent and dangerous. There is a section on recent critical, stage and film interpretations of the play, an updated reading list and a new appendix on an early court performance of As You Like It in 1599. Mapping the complexities of the play's setting - a no man's land related to both France and England, the edition also includes detailed commentary on its language and an analytical account of performance.

About the Author

Michael Hattaway is Professor Emeritus at the University of Sheffield.

Introduction: Journeys
Plays within the play
Theatrical genres
The condition of the country
'Between you and the women the play may please'
Date and occasion
Stage history
Screen versions
Recent critical and stage interpretations: Contexts
Recent stage history
A screen version
Note on the text
List of characters
The Play
Textual analysis
An early court performance?
Extracts from Shakespeare's principal source, Lodge's Rosalind
The songs
Reading list
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521732505
ISBN-10: 0521732506
Series: The New Cambridge Shakespeare
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Published: 28th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised