As You Like It (Oxford Shakespeare Series)

As You Like It (Oxford Shakespeare Series)

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Overview

As You Like It (Oxford Shakespeare Series) by William Shakespeare

With its witty heroine Rosalind, who has the longest role of Shakespeare's female characters, As You Like It is Shakespeare's most light-hearted and most performed comedy. This edition includes numerous illustrations of productions and reassesses both its textual and performance history, showing how interpretations have changed since the first recorded production in 1740. It also examines Shakespeare's sources and elucidates the central themes of love, pastoral, and doubleness, and provides detailed annotations investigating the play's allusive and often bawdy language.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199536153
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Series: Oxford Shakespeare Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 571,800
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Alan Brissenden is Reader in English, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Introduction
The Play's Date
1(4)
The Source
5(8)
Love
13(5)
Metamorphosis
18(5)
Doubleness
23(15)
Names and Places
38(5)
Pastoral
43(7)
The Play in Performance
50(31)
'Your very, very Rosalind'
81(3)
The Text
84(3)
Editorial Procedures 87(142)
Abbreviations and References
88(5)
As You Like It
93(136)
Appendix A Wit 229(3)
Appendix B The Songs 232(7)
Index 239

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