As You like It (Shakespeare for Everyone)

As You like It (Shakespeare for Everyone)

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by William Shakespeare, George Thompson
     
 

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This handsomely illustrated series presents Shakespeare in such a lively and accessible manner that students and young readers will find themselves wishing to read all his plays. Readers learn to enjoy these immortal works as they follow the story, get to know the characters, and explore the historical background of each play. Packed with color illustrations and

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This handsomely illustrated series presents Shakespeare in such a lively and accessible manner that students and young readers will find themselves wishing to read all his plays. Readers learn to enjoy these immortal works as they follow the story, get to know the characters, and explore the historical background of each play. Packed with color illustrations and portraits of the main characters, and enhanced with quotations, these are eye-opening introductions for students as well as valuable tools for teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842340431
Publisher:
Cherrytree Books
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Shakespeare for Everyone Series
Pages:
31
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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As You Like It 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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One of my favorites
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One of his best. A must read!!!!
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Had to get this for school and loved it ;)
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bardlover89 More than 1 year ago
I love this play. I read it with a Shakespeare class in college. We sat for a few hours and read thorugh the whole thing out loud and it was the best time I've ever had. If you're a fan of Shakespeare and good comedy, this is the play for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
ABDO's Magic Wagon "Graphic Shakespeare" series offers a short brief look at 16 plays by the Bard. This title is included in set 2. Bright yellows and greensshowcase the female leads in the play while dark browns set apart the men. A page of text about the play complements the illustratons and a glossary is included. Useful as an introductory text. Thanks to Puget Sound Council for the review copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in hondura hahahaha