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As You Like It, William Shakespeare

As You Like It

Authors: William Shakespeare
Series: Modern Library Classics
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: DRA010000, PER011000, DRA003000
ISBN: 9781588368423, Related ISBNs: 0812969227, 1588368424, 9780812969221, 9781588368423
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 224
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: This wisely funny comedy, which contains some of Shakespeare’s loveliest poetry, contrasts a court’s world of envy and rivalry with a forest’s world of compassion and harmony. In the Forest of Arden, the banished young heroine, Rosalind, disguised as a gentleman farmer, encounters an extraordinary assemblage of characters, including a fool, a malcontent traveler, her own banished father, and the banished young man she loves. Romantic happiness triumphs, even as we laugh at the excesses of love, at the ways of court and countryside, indeed, at everything, in this masterpiece of comic writing.

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• Comprehensive explanatory notes
• Vivid introductions and the most up-to-date scholarship
• Clear, modernized spelling and punctuation, enabling contemporary readers to understand the Elizabethan English
• Completely updated, detailed bibliographies and performance histories
• An interpretive essay on film adaptations of the play, along with an extensive filmography

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