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    As You Like It (New Cambridge Shakespeare) (Paperback) By (author) William Shakespeare, Edited by Michael Hattaway

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    DescriptionShakespeare'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.


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    Title
    As You Like It
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Shakespeare, Edited by Michael Hattaway
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 255
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521732505
    ISBN 10: 0521732506
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBD, DSB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DDS
    DC22: 822.33
    BIC subject category V2: DSGS
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    DC22: 822.3/3
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 91
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT015000, LCO000000, DRA010000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: PR2803.A2 H35 2009
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DDA, DSBD, DSB
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    17 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Michael Hattaway is Professor Emeritus at the University of Sheffield.
    Table of contents
    Preface; Introduction: Journeys; Plays within the play; Theatrical genres; Pastoral; Counter-pastoral; The condition of the country; Politics; 'Between you and the women the play may please'; Gender; Nuptials; Sources; 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; Appendix 1. An early court performance?; Appendix 2. Extracts from Shakespeare's principal source, Lodge's Rosalind; Appendix 3. The songs; Reading list.