The Oxford Shakespeare: As You Like it

The Oxford Shakespeare: As You Like it

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As You Like It is Shakespeare's most light-hearted comedy, and its witty heroine Rosalind has his longest female role. In this edition, Alan Brissenden reassesses both its textual and performance history, showing how interpretations have changed since the first recorded production in 1740. He examines Shakespeare's sources and elucidates the central themes of love, pastoral, and doubleness. Detailed annotations investigate the allusive and often bawdy language, enabling student, actor, and director to savour the humour and the seriousness of the play to the full.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 16mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • halftones
  • 0192834193
  • 9780192834195
  • 2,001,208

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: the play's date; the source; love; metamorphosis; doubleness; names and places; pastoral; the play in performance; "Your very, very Rosalind"; the text; editorial procedures. Part 2 "As You Like It - the text. Appendices: wit; the songs.show more

About William Shakespeare

Alan Brissenden is Reader in English, University of Adelaide, Australia.show more

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