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As You Like It (1904)

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NOTES. [In the notes, Abb. refers to Dr. Abbott's Shakespearian Grammar: Kellner to L. Kellner's Historical Outlines of English Syntax: Matzner to Eduard Matzner's Englische Grammatik. Abbott and Kellner are referred to by sections, Matzner by pages. O. E. = Old English: M.E. = Middle English: E.E. = Elizabethan English: Md. E. = Modern English: F I = First Folio: F 2 = Second Folio: Ff. = Folios.] The Title. The name As You Like It was doubtless suggested by a phrase in Lodge's preface, " If you like- it, so; and yet I will be yours in duty, if you be mine in favour ". Its significance is sufficiently plain from the epilogue: " I charge you, O women, for the love you bear to men, to like as much of this play as please you: and I charge you, O men, for the love you bear to women...that between you and the women the play may please ". It is merely a playful challenge to the audience. Dramatis Personae. Jaques. Is 'Jaques' a monosyllable or a disyllable? The answer depends upon another question, 'Is the name French or English?' As an English name it was common in Shakespeare's native county of Warwick, and was pronounced and even written 'Jakes'. But in the only two places in this play where the metre is a guide we require a disyllable. These are ii. I. 26—" The melancholy Ja-ques grieves at that", and v. 4. 200, "Stay, Ja-ques, stay". Now, it The name is French, Shakespeare would sound the final es, as he does in Parolles. And there can be no reasonable objection to a French name in a play which already includes Amiens,' Dennis, and Le Beau. The names Oliver and Orlando are from the legends of Charlemagne, and their use may have been suggested by Lodge's reference to the "twelve peers" of P'rance. Orlando is an Italian form of Rowland. Silvius and Phebe, the idyllic cha...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217333658
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/11/2009
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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NOTES. [In the notes, Abb. refers to Dr. Abbott's Shakespearian Grammar: Kellner to L. Kellner's Historical Outlines of English Syntax: Matzner to Eduard Matzner's Englische Grammatik. Abbott and Kellner are referred to by sections, Matzner by pages. O. E. = Old English: M.E. = Middle English: E.E. = Elizabethan English: Md. E. = Modern English: F I = First Folio: F 2 = Second Folio: Ff. = Folios.] The Title. The name As You Like It was doubtless suggested by a phrase in Lodge's preface, " If you like- it, so; and yet I will be yours in duty, if you be mine in favour ". Its significance is sufficiently plain from the epilogue: " I charge you, O women, for the love you bear to men, to like as much of this play as please you: and I charge you, O men, for the love you bear to women...that between you and the women the play may please ". It is merely a playful challenge to the audience. Dramatis Personae. Jaques. Is 'Jaques' a monosyllable or a disyllable? The answer depends upon another question, 'Is the name French or English?' As an English name it was common in Shakespeare's native county of Warwick, and was pronounced and even written 'Jakes'. But in the only two places in this play where the metre is a guide we require a disyllable. These are ii. I. 26—" The melancholy Ja-ques grieves at that", and v. 4. 200, "Stay, Ja-ques, stay". Now, it The name is French, Shakespeare would sound the final es, as he does in Parolles. And there can be no reasonable objection to a French name in a play which already includes Amiens,' Dennis, and Le Beau. The names Oliver and Orlando are from the legends of Charlemagne, and their use may have beensuggested by Lodge's reference to the "twelve peers" of P'rance. Orlando is an Italian form of Rowland. Silvius and Phebe, the idyllic cha...
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    Great storyline

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    Posted October 14, 2001

    The Many Appealing Facets of Shakespeare¿s Talent!

    As You Like It has many qualities to attract readers and audiences. Rosalind is one of the great heroines of all romantic literature. The play has more outstanding speeches than almost any other that has ever been written. Astonishing plot complications are quickly resolved in the simplest possible way, reflecting a playwright¿s tour de force. The Forest of Arden appears as a character in creating a magical atmosphere whereby all perceptions change, and all are healed. Right wins out, especially in drawing on good character . . . even from formerly badly behaving people. And for those who love marriages, this book has one of the most impressive ceremonies of all time in literature. Humans have never looked nobler in the end than in this play. Yet the play also abounds with some of the greatest lines of Shakespeare¿s fools that cause all of us to see that humility is more called for than pride or ambition. Certainly, As You Like It will make you feel the presence of an unmatched genius, that should inspire even the most arrogant to feel humbled in the Bard¿s presence. My recommendation is that you first see a performance (whether in person, or on a recording). If that¿s not possible, try for an audio. Many outstanding actors have been taped. After you have the sights and sounds of the play firmly in mind, then read the play. You¿ll find that your earlier experiences will unlock more of the play¿s depths, imagery and pleasures for you. Where in life is being true to your word very important? How can you improve your life by being more reliable in this way? Donald Mitchell, co-author of The 2,000 Percent Solution and The Irresistible Growth Enterprise

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