As You Like It 9780521732505

As You Like It

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Author: Shakespeare, William

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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.

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 255
  • Publication Date: 28/06/2010
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Subject: English, Shakespeare
  • Audience: Secondary

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