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: 9780217333665
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/11/2009
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (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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