As You Like It

As You Like It

by Harold Bloom
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791095916

ISBN-13: 9780791095911

Pub. Date: 11/28/2007

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

When forbidden romance enters their lives, a pair of noblewomen assume disguises and flee to the Forest of Arden, where they encounter a magical world of friendly outlaws and wise fools. Both a lighthearted comedy and a deeper exploration of social and literary issues, this play features a memorable cast of characters and incomparable poetry.

Overview

When forbidden romance enters their lives, a pair of noblewomen assume disguises and flee to the Forest of Arden, where they encounter a magical world of friendly outlaws and wise fools. Both a lighthearted comedy and a deeper exploration of social and literary issues, this play features a memorable cast of characters and incomparable poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791095911
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Bloom's Shakespeare through the Ages Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


Series Introduction     ix
Introduction   Harold Bloom     xi
Biography   William Shakespeare     1
Summary of As You Like It     5
Key Passages in As You Like It     21
List of Characters in As You Like It     33
Criticism Through the Ages     37
As You Like It in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries     39
1709-Nicholas Rowe. "The Argument of As You Like It," from The Works of Mr. William Shakespear     40
1710-Charles Gildon. "Remarks on the Plays of Shakespear"     41
1765-Samuel Johnson. As You Like It (notes), from The Plays of William Shakespeare     42
1767-Edward Capell. "Introduction," from his edition of As You Like It     42
1788-William Richardson. "On the Melancholy Jaques," from Philosophical Analysis and Illustration of Some of Shakespeare's Remarkable Characters     43
As You Like It in the Nineteenth Century     45
1809-August Wilhelm Schlegel. "Criticisms on Shakspeare's Comedies," from Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature     46
1817-William Hazlitt. "As You Like It", from Characters of Shakespear's Plays     48
1833-Anna Jameson. "Rosalind," from Characteristics of Women: Moral, Poetical, & Historical     50
1839-Hermann Ulrici. "As You Like It," from Shakspeare'sDramatic Art     53
1856-William Maginn. "Jaques," from Shakespeare Papers     62
1863-Charles Cowden Clarke. "As You Like It," from Shakespeare-Characters: Chiefly Those Subordinate     76
1884-Helena Faucit, Lady Martin. "Rosalind," from Shakespeare's Female Characters     77
1893-Richard G. Moulton. "How 'As You Like It' Presents Varied Forms of Humor in Conflict with a Single Conventionality," from Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist: A Popular Illustration of the Principles of Scientific Criticism     78
1894-A. Wilson Verity. "As You Like It: Critical Remarks," from The Works of William Shakespeare     88
1896-George Bernard Shaw. "Toujours Shakespeare," from Dramatic Opinions and Essays with an Apology by Bernard Shaw     90
1898-Georg Brandes. "'As You Like It,'" from William Shakespeare: A Critical Study     93
As You Like It in the Twentieth Century     105
1932-G.K. Chesterton. "The Repetition of Rosalind," from Chesterton on Shakespeare     106
1947-W.H. Auden. "As You Like It," from Lectures on Shakespeare     107
1951-Harold C. Goddard. "As You Like It," from The Meaning of Shakespeare     120
1955-Harold Jenkins. "As You Like It," from Shakespeare Survey     132
1959-C.L. Barber. "The Alliance of Seriousness and Levity in As You Like It," from Shakespeare's Festive Comedy     147
1972-Thomas McFarland. "For Other Than for Dancing Measures: The Complications of As You Like It," from Shakespeare's Pastoral Comedy     161
1981-Louis Adrian Montrose. "'The Place of a Brother' in 'As You Like It': Social Process and Comic Form," from Shakespeare Quarterly     182
1988-Harold Bloom. "Introduction," from As You Like It     213
1992-Harold Bloom. "Introduction," from Rosalind     216
As You Like It in the Twenty-first Century     223
2002-E.A.J. Honigmann. "The Charm of As You Like It" from Shakespeare: Seven Tragedies Revisited: The Dramatist's Manipulation of Response     223
Bibliography     241
Acknowledgments     245
Index     247

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