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  1. Madeline Madeline says:

    Just saw this last night at the Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta So naturally here'sAs You Like It abridgedOLIVER Hi everyone I'm Oliver and I'll be your designated jackass for the evening ORLANDO Hey bro So remember how you got me to wrestle that unbeatable guy and were all like he's so gonna kill you mwahaha? Well I totally kicked his ass AND met this hot chick Rosalind Man it's great to be meOLIVER OMG IMMA KEEL YOU ORLANDO runsROSALIND Hey Celia your uncle just banished me for literally no reason Wanna run away to the forest with me?CELIA Sure why not? ROSALIND turns to audience HEY DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?AUDIENCE WOMEN IN DRAG TIMEROSALIND THAT'S RIGHTSHAKESPEARE Man that shit NEVER gets old ORLANDO OMG I LOVE ROSALIND SO MUCH I will procede to show it in the dorkiest most illogical way possible by nailing poems on trees ROSALINDGANYMEDE Hey there stranger who I have never seen before I just so happen to be an awesome love coach I can help you marry this chick; just pretend that I'm her and always call me Rosalind and make me fall in love with youORLANDO AWESOME THAT GUY WHO GIVES THE ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE SPEECH All the world's a stage andAUDIENCE HEY LOOK AMUSING POOR PEOPLETHAT GUY WHO GIVES THE ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE SPEECH DammitSILVIUS OMG I LOVE PHEBEPHEBE I'M A PSYCHO BITCH AND OMG I LOVE GANYMEDECELIA awkward ROSALIND Okay this is kind of a clusterfuck Since we've already been nattering on for two and half hours I'm gonna wrap things up Phebe you can't marry me because surprise I'm a girl so you have to marry the dorky shepherd you hate Orlando I've really been Rosalind the whole time and why you haven't figured that out yet is really beyond me ORLANDA Rosalind I find your giant web of lies charming and cute rather than deceitful and conniving Let's get married OLIVER Hey everybody I'm good nowCELIA YAY LET'S GET MARRIED ROSALIND So I guess that pretty much wraps it up except we're all still banishedHUMAN DEUS EX MACHINA Good news everybody The evil duke suddenly found Jesus and gave up his throne so now Orlando gets it and everything is just about as perfect as it can possibly beEVERYONE YAY THE END NO SERIOUSLY

  2. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    As in A Midsummer Night's Dream Hamlet and Antony and Cleopatra Shakespeare in As You Like It is able to join disparate elements in unusual proportion into a unified whole of tone and mood which may be rationalized but never completely explained What I love about this play is the way in which it develops a conventionally suspenseful plot complete with goodies and baddies action packed scuffles and wrestling matches lovers meeting cute etc at breakneck speed for all of the first act and then slows to something close to a halt once it reaches the Forest of Arden This is as it should be since this forest is a place of magical transformation just as certainly as Oberon and Titania's fairie wood a place where time stops and love grows and both are discussed and exemplified in language both witty and profound At the end all plot strands are resolved in what should be an unsatisfactory fashion but somehow still manages to satisfy not only the characters themselves but also the audience who have both been transformed by the timeless experience of Arden

  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    As you like it William ‎Shakespeare 1564 1616 c ‬1623Characters Main Characters The Court of Duke Frederick Duke Frederick Duke Senior's younger brother and his usurper also Celia's father Rosalind Duke Senior's daughter Celia Duke Frederick's daughter and Rosalind's cousin Touchstone a court fool or jester Le Beau a courtier Charles a wrestler Lords and ladies in Duke Frederick's courtThe Household of the deceased Sir Rowland de Boys Oliver de Boys the eldest son and heir Jacues de Boys the second son Orlando de Boys the youngest son Adam a faithful old servant who follows Orlando into exile Dennis Oliver's servant who called CharlesThe Exiled Court of Duke Senior in the Forest of Arden Duke Senior Duke Frederick's older brother and Rosalind's father Jaues a discontented melancholic lord Amiens an attending lord and musician Lords in Duke Senior's forest courtCountry folk in the Forest of Arden Phoebe a proud shepherdess Silvius a shepherd Audrey a country girl Corin an elderly shepherd William a country man Sir Oliver Martext a curateOther characters Hymen officiates over the weddings in the end; God of marriage as appearing in a masue Pages and musiciansAbstract As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio in 1623 The play's first performance is uncertain though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility As you like it follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester to find safety and eventually love in the Forest of Arden In the forest they encounter a variety of memorable characters notably the melancholy traveller Jaues who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches such as All the world's a stage too much of a good thing and A fool A fool I met a fool in the forest Jaues provides a sharp contrast to the other characters in the play always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country عنوانها هرطور میل شما است؛ هرطور که بخواهید؛ اثر ویلیام شکسپیر؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز دوم ماه فوریه سال 2007 میلادیعنوان1 هرطور میل شما است؛ اثر ویلیام شکسپیر؛ برگردان فریده مهدوی دامغانی، نشر اهواز؛ تیر، چاپ نخست 1378؛ در 148ص، شابک ایکس 964658103»؛ موضوع نمایشنامه انگلیسی سده 16 م؛ چاپ دوم 1388عنوان2 هرطور که بخواهید؛ اثر ویلیام شکسپیر؛ برگردان اسماعیل دولتشاهی، عبدالعلی دست‌غیب، نشر شیراز؛ نوید شیراز، چاپ نخست 1385؛ در 238 ص، شابک ایکس 964358285»؛ این نمایش در پنج پرده تدوین شده، و دارای بیست و یک شخصیت، و تعدادی سیاهی لشکر است شخصیت‌های اصلی نمایشنامه، عبارتند از دوک سینیور دوک فرانسوی که در تبعید در کلبه‌ ای در بیشه‌ های آردن انگلستان زندگی می‌کند فردریک برادر جوانتر و غاصب املاک و دارایی دوک سینیور، با طبعی خشن و پرحسادت اورلندو جوان‌ترین پسر سر رولاند دوبوی هرگز به مدرسه نرفته بود، ولی سرشار از مایه نجیب زادگی و شرافت بود اولیور برادر شرور اورلندو روزالیند دختر زیبا و لطیفه گوی دوک تبعید شده سرخی کوچک و زیبایی بر لبانش و سرخی رسیده تر و شهوت انگیزتری بر گونه‌ها دارد سلیا دختر فردریک و دوست وفادار روزالیند آدری باکره‌ ای بدبخت، چیزی ناخواسته؛ دختر بزغاله صفتی بی احساس و اندک هرزه ملعبه دست تاچسون و نقطه مقابل فی بی فی بی دختر چوپان؛ زیبا و دلدار سیلویوس تاچسون بذله گوی دربار؛ ژاک؛ امینز؛ لویر؛ چارلز؛ آدام؛ دنیس؛ کورین؛ سیلویوس؛ درسون؛ ویلیام؛ عالیجناب اولیور مارتکست؛ ژاک دو بوی؛ خدمتکاران و امربران محل و مکان رخدادهای نمایشنامه خانه اولیور، قصر غصب شده دوک سینیور، و بیشه زار آردنچکیده‌ ای از نمایشنامه سینیور، دوک فرانسوی، که قصر و منطقه حکومتی‌ او را، برادر جوانترش فردریک، غصب، و ایشان را نیز تبعید کرده‌ است، اکنون در بیشه زارهای آردن، در انگلستان، پنهان گشته‌ است، و به همراهی گروهی از اطرافیان وفادار خود، زندگی پرماجرا و رابین هود گونه ی خویش را می‌گذراند در موقعیتی دیگر دو برادر دیگر، اولیور و اورلندو، پسران عالیجناب رولاند دوبوی، از بزرگان مرحوم این دوک نشین فرانسه نیز، این روزها با هم درافتاده‌ اند، و به دنبال رخدادهایی، اورلندو و سینیور به هم می‌پیوندند، و اورلندو برای نخستین بار، روزالیند را می‌بیند، و عاشق او می‌شود، به دنبال سلسله رخدادهای کمیک، در نهایت اورلندو، به روزالیند می‌رسد، و از فرانسه هم خبر می‌رسد، که فردریک خیانتکار، در حین لشکرکشی به آردن، به دست یاران خود، دستگیر و در معبدی برای یک عمر توبه و عبادت، زندانی شده، و سرزمین دوک نیز به وی اعاده گشته‌ است ا شربیانی

  4. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    Orlando the youngest and most loved son of the late Sir Rowland de Boys set in France in the 16th Century is being mistreated by his older brother Oliver the middle son Jaues is away at school since Oliver inherited most of the rich estate and money he has the power of the purse to do anything He Oliver is jealous of his sibling's superior attributes Orlando lacks education possessions totally dependent on his brother but the very simpatico boy's ualities nevertheless shines brightly through causing Oliver who hates him to hate him even He arranges a wrestling match between Orlando and the vicious wrestler Charles who has crippled three previous opponents and gives special orders to kill his brother Things don't go as planned and Charles is the one carried off unconsciously to the surprise of all Rosalind witnesses this event and falls in love with Orlando The political situation in the dukedom at the court of Duke Frederick who overthrew his brother Duke Senior and exiled him is hazardous the shaky ruler fears plots against him all are potential enemies his daughter's Celia's best friend and companion is her cousin Rosalind the daughter of Duke Senior which makes for an uneasy situation Duke Frederick the paranoid royal banishes his niece Rosalind from court and threatens her with death if she remains the loyal cousin Celia will not abandon the person she loves the most in the world They the two cousins secretly leave the palace dressed like men for safety reasons during their travels Rosalind becomes Ganymede and Celia takes the appropriate name Aliena for additional help the court fool Touchstone also goes he is a lot smarter than he looks Meanwhile warned by the longtime family servant old Adam that Oliver is plotting to kill him Orlando the two flee to the Arden Forest where the exiled Duke Senior lives with his followers Duke Senior is rather enjoying himself no responsibilities a leisurely existence in the beautiful woods the food while not luxurious is enough for his simple needs shelter uite adeuate for his people too he doesn't care about losing power Then the needy men and women escaping the tyranny of his cruel brother arrive Celia Rosalind who while disguised likes to play amusing tricks on Orlando Touchstone Adam Orlando and many others And the nervous evil one Frederick is bringing a vast army to crush the oblivious inhabitants of the forest paradise One of Shakespeare's better comedies still after 400 years it will please readers who like to be entertained and this not serious tale does indeed accomplish that very well

  5. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    I was at Shakespeare’s Globe in London yesterday watching this play and it was fab I then came home and read it got to love the literary lifeThe best thing about the performance was the fact that Orlando was played by a woman who was less that five feet tall and Rosalind was played by a man was way over six feet tall Needless to say this lead to many comic moments Here’s some shots of the performance Orlando RosalindThey only had to stand next to each other on the stage for the audience to burst out laughing The play displays much of what Shakespeare does best There are explorations into gender politics and sexuality because of the layers added into the play; there are men playing female characters who then in turn pretend to be men which makes it even complex As with most of his comedies I find the magic of the work is lost on the page These are plays that are meant to be performed Unlike many of Shakespeare’s plays even the comedies this was very light and breezy Nobody died Nobody suffered And the ending was a mass matchmaking that only left me feeling warm inside It’s an entertaining piece to watch though once you’ve got your head round the plot it won’t make you think any furtherIt is a funny piece but not uite as good as Twelfth Night and I think it suffered a little with a background cast of pretty standard Shakespearean characters rather than standout personalities Certainly not his best comedy though it is still uite fun

  6. James James says:

    Book Review 3 of 5 stars to As You Like It a pastoral comedy and play written by William Shakespeare around 1599Rosalind falls for Orlando for many reasons in Shakespeare’s play As You Like It Since Orlando is such a small man compared to Charles the wrestler when Orlando beats Charles Rosalind thinks that the “young man” is capable of great strength and survival despite his small frame He has some hidden strength and power that he is able to fight up and beat his large opponent He is such a free spirited man and seems so approachable He is the good guy or the “boy next door” type He has determination and skill Orlando is powerful in his words too His speech is elouent and very convincing He just seems like such a perfect man that any woman particularly Rosalind could fall for himOrlando comes across as a charmer and a seducer He is uiet in some ways yet he has an underlying sense of risk and danger The darkness that surrounds him creates an aura of appeal to women This is probably how Shakespeare intended the role to be played He is a charismatic portrayer and wins the audience uite easily When he is wrestling he is strong and confidant determined and willing He could conuer the world It seems as though he is the perfect actor for the roleIn the BBC version of As You Like It the actor who plays Orlando reminds me of a weakened run of the mill schoolboy who hasn’t yet found himself The character of Orlando is so much As a wrestler he seemed to know what he was doing but the match was so fake At least in Olivier’s version it looked somewhat possible for Orlando to beat Charles In this version I laughed at the whole scene It seemed so fake He was strong minded yet he didn’t have the physical appeal like Olivier did Olivier looked like the Orlando I pictured In the BBC version the scenes between Orlando Celia and Rosalind seemed contrived I thought Rosalind was just in a bit of shock over seeing Orlando win I don’t think she was attracted to him or felt as though he was such a great manOlivier’s work is usually very close to the true Shakespearean plays yet so are the BBC versions It was hard to decide how I felt about these two I though the casting was bad in the BBC version while in Olivier’s version the casting was on target I believed their every moves and emotions The looks between Rosalind and Orlando were real not just fake longings like those in the BBC version I definitely preferred the Olivier version this time over the BBC one It came closer to Shakespeare’s intentions About Me For those new to me or my reviews here's the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you'll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators

  7. Ted Ted says:

    3 12Hm Tried to resubmit this review earlier and all that happened was that it was posted that I'd just finished reading the play?? Two years ago What gives?This is the second review of a Shakespeare play I’ve done Happily that means that I’ve read the second of my planned reads of all his plays over the next ten years So I’m on schedule 8But it’s easy to be on schedule when you’ve barely started 8Naturally this review is structured a bit different from the first one I did in which I posed uestions about how I should go about this project and played around with a sort of outline In this one the outline has changed We’ll see if it can become permanent as it goesThe PlayLike the first play I read this is one of Shakespeare’s comedies Evidence suggests that the play was written between June 1599 and August of the next year Its first performance is uncertain with 1603 a possibility It was first published in the first folio in 1623Shakespeare took the story from a novel Rosalynde by one Thomas Lodge that was first published in 1590 Rosalynde was the most popular and one of the best of the pastoral romantic tales which were the fashion in the early 1590s By 1598 the book was in its fourth edition The story was thus likely to be well known to many in the original audience Shakespeare followed his source fairly closely though he added some characters of his own and changed most of the namesAs hinted above it’s sometimes referred to as a “pastoral” comedy where pastoral refers to a literary genre pas•to•ral noun A work of literature portraying an idealized version of country life As You Like It is one of the prime examples of pastoral literature Whyso? Well with the exception of three scenes it takes place outside The first two scenes are located in an orchard and on a lawn All remaining scenes seventeen of them are located in the “Forest of Arden” near the geographical center of England There are actually a couple rather minor characters who are shepherds And the view of life presented is certainly if not uite idyllic at least explicitly said than once by the characters to be preferable to life in the courts castles etc which are the other choiceOf course this might be partly because several of the characters have been banished unjustly from those courts castles etc by the play’s villains So to some extent Shakespeare tells a story about making the best out of a bad situation Note This “Forest of Arden” may be a pun of Shakespeare’s? For elsewhere I see that the play is actually set in France and if so we might suppose that this also refers not only to the forest in England familiar to his audience but also to the Adrennes region of present day LuxembourgBelgiumFranceThe Forest of Arden 1888 1897 possibly reworked 1908 Albert Pinkham RyderBut he also makes a case for the country life especially through the character Jaues a lord attending the Duke who has been banished and has taken residence in the forest with his followers Jaues plays almost NO PART in the play other than to speak his lines which offer his philosophical musings and opinions about the pastoral life and other human concerns beyond the mundaneJaues in fact represents according to the Introduction in my edition a break in Shakespeare’s main concern in his plays “Hitherto he had balanced plot and character Henceforward he was interested in character and he tended to pick out one or two persons in a play and to show their characters from every angle by bringing them into contact with a variety of persons and situations”This was totally new information to me and one worth keeping in mind assuming that it’s valid The twenty plays prior to As You Like It were all the histories ten except Henry VIII his last play; seven of the twelve comedies; only two tragedies Titus Andronicus Romeo and Juliet; and only one of the six problem plays Merchant of VeniceThe eighteen plays coming after As You Like It the one history four comedies Twelfth Night Merry Wives All’s Well That Ends Well Measure for Measure the other eight tragedies and the other five problem playsThe Play and II immediately realized that I knew absolutely nothing about this play Despite the title being familiar I’d never read it and had no idea that it is from this play and from the mouth of Jaues that comesAll the world’s a stageAnd all the men and women merely playersThey have their exits and their entrancesAnd one man in his time plays many partsHis acts being seven ages At first the infantMewling and puking in the nurse’s armsThen the whining schoolboy with his satchelAnd shining morning face creeping like snailUnwillingly to school And then the loverSighing like furnace with a woeful balladMade to his mistress’ eyebrow Then a soldierFull of strange oaths and bearded like a pardJealous in honor sudden and uick in uarrelSeeking the bubble reputationEven in the cannon’s mouth And then the justiceIn fair round belly with good capon lined With eyes severe and beard of formal cutFull of wise saws and modern instances And so he plays his part The sixth age shiftsInto the lean and slippered PantaloonWith spectacles on nose and pouch on sideHis youthful hose well saved a world too wideFor his shrunk shank and his big manly voiceTurning again toward childish treble pipesAnd whistles in his sound Last scene of allThat ends this strange eventful history Is second childishness and mere oblivionSans teeth sans eyes sans taste sans everythingWhat can follow that? Yeah the rest of the play But I’ll leave it there For a synopsis of the play see I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the play I’ve rated it slightly above Midsummer Night’s Dream well 3 12 to 3 12 at present but 4 to 3 in stars I’m sure the reason was that I was paying attention to Jaues and some of the other characters for their views on country living on love and on man’s rather unfortunate predicament in life though in the context of the light hearted play it doesn’t seem so badThe comedy of the play is comprised partly of the fact that the main female protagonist Rosalind is disguised as a man Ganymede throughout much of the play; her interactions with Orlando desperately in love with Rosalind but not of course with Ganymede are the source of the usual mistaken identity humor But much than this is the repartee that Shakespeare provides between pairs of characters RosalindCelia OrlandoJaues etc in scene after scene overloaded to the point of bursting with puns and double entendres The audience must have been rolling in the aisles But these dialogues hard enough for the modern reader to follow with her footnotes explaining archaic meanings and long lost turns of phrase are impossible for a play goer to get much out of – yes the smile is there on the face but the guffaw is missing A problem for any of Shakespeare’s comedy writing of courseBut some of the humor can’t fail to come through I really did laugh out loud at this exchange Rosalind implores Celia about information on Orlando who Celia has just said she’s met in the forestROS Alas the day What shall I do with my doublet and hose? What did he when thou sawest him? What said he? How looked he? Wherein went he? What makes he here? Did he ask for me? Where remains he? How parted he with thee? And when shalt thou see him again? Answer me in one wordCEL You must borrow me Gargantua’s mouth first ‘Tis a word too great for any mouth of this age’s size To say aye and no to these particulars is than to answer in a catechismMy emphasis Heck Celia’s reply isn’t even necessary though it does put a lovely phrase to the preposterousness of Rosalind’s commandThe play and thee them reallyMy Coleridge book Coleridge’s Writings on Shakespeare has naught but a bit of marginalia he wrote on Oliver’s speech to the wrestler Charles as Oliver gives him permission even an admonition to kill his brother Orlando when he faces him in a match Coleridge “It is too venturous to charge a speech in Shakespeare with want of truth to nature And yet ” I won’t bother uoting the rest I’m not sure I understand the fineness of the point he makesHere’s a couple reviews by GR friends short and longer on Shakespeare’s use of Nature in the playIn the play’s Wiki article there are adaptations of As You Like It in several media mentioned hereA MovieI watched the 1936 film starring Laurence Olivier as Orlando and Elizabeth Bergner as Rosalind When I finally finished reading the play and was ready to watch the DVD which had been at my house from Netflix for months I discovered that the disc was cracked I should have taken this as a warning Instead I searched and found that I could watch the same movie streaming at no cost since I’m a Prime member I happily settled back to watch How do I loath thee? Let me count the ways1 I had trouble understanding the dialogue Not because of the Elizabethan language the sound was just bad2 It didn’t even approach being funny All the admittedly difficult dialogue that had them rolling in the aisles hundreds of years ago was gone even the few lines that were uite readily humorous in our own age3 All the world’s a stage was gone Howso? Must have been a cost cutting measure because Jaues had been written out of the script4 But almost all of the songs written by the Bard for the play were there set to insipid music and even crappy dance where that had been indicated in the play As You Like It the MusicalYup it was a complete loss If the DVD hadn’t been already busted I would have been tempted Well not a complete loss Olivier was goodMy ReviewAs you have already read it I hope you Like It

  8. Manny Manny says:

    Celebrity Death Match Special As You Like It versus Generic ThrillerAll the world’s a thrillerAnd all the men and women cardboard characters;They have their exits and their entrancesAnd when you think they've gone pop up againSometimes they've got a twin and sometimes Their death ofttimes is faked or not for realTwo different babes may turn out to be oneOr else one babe mayhap can yet be twoAnd so the plot creaks on and stiffs pile upUntil the hero finds the Big Reveal And all is clear until the seuel's startAnd then a second seuel then a thirdThe author dies but further seuels comeWritten by some unhappy press ganged hackSans wit sans taste sans thought sans everything

  9. Hailey (Hailey in Bookland) Hailey (Hailey in Bookland) says:

    Definitely one of favourites Loved it

  10. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    All the world's a stageAnd all the men and women merely players William Shakespeare As You Like It Act 2 Scene 7 'As You Like It' has many things to commend it as a play It is entertaining and filled with fantastic lines It contains many of Shakespeare's favorite tropes gender bending mistakenhidden identities family suabblesusurpation lovelust revenge etc It starts off well too but in the end for me it just sort of fizzles and farts out a bit Limps out perhaps is a better way of stating it Surrenders to an almost contrived and overly neat happy Hymen ending THIS is Shakespeare at his most fit He is at the top of his game This play however seems to be a bit phoned in at the end Perhaps Shakespeare knew he was about to deliver Hamlet Also to be fair this play does GET a lot of play It is a crowd pleaser A romance A fancy So perhaps I'm just wanting him unfairly to hit home runs every time at bat Mostly I was displeased with how easily the villains if you could call them that turned What? Suddenly out of the blue Oliver de Boys sees the light? What? And all it takes is for Duke Frederick to run into a hermit in the woods and becomes religious Ok Weak but OK Also I'm not a big fan of music in Shakespeare's plays Some probably dig it I'm not in that camp Here are however some of my favorite lines as you like Always the dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits Act I Scene 2 I earn that I eat get that I wear owe no man hate envy no man's happiness glad of other men's good content with my harm Act 3 Scene 2 Time travels in divers paces with divers persons Act 3 Scene 2 Men are April when they woo December when they wed maids are May when they are maids but the sky changes when they are wives Act 4 Scene 1 Oh how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes Act 5 Scene 2

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As You Like It [PDF / Epub] ☆ As You Like It Author William Shakespeare – Readers and audiences have long greeted As You Like It with delight Its characters are brilliant conversationalists including the princesses Rosalind and Celia and their Fool Touchstone Soon after Ros Readers and audiences have long greeted As You Like It with delight Its characters are brilliant conversationalists including the princesses Rosalind and Celia and their Fool Touchstone Soon after Rosalind and Orlando meet and fall in love the princesses and Touchstone As You PDF/EPUB ² go into exile in the Forest of Arden where they find new conversational partners Duke Frederick younger brother to Duke Senior has overthrown his brother and forced him to live homeless in the forest with his courtiers including the cynical Jaues Orlando whose older brother Oliver plotted his death has fled there tooRecent scholars have also grounded the play in the issues of its time These include primogeniture passing property from a father to his oldest son As You Like It depicts intense conflict between brothers exposing the human suffering that primogeniture entails Another perspective concerns cross dressing Most of Orlando’s courtship of Rosalind takes place while Rosalind is disguised as a man “Ganymede” At her urging Orlando pretends that Ganymede is his beloved Rosalind But as the epilogue reveals the sixteenth century actor playing Rosalind was male following the practice of the time In other words a boy played a girl playing a boy pretending to be a girl.

  • Paperback
  • 263 pages
  • As You Like It
  • William Shakespeare
  • English
  • 10 June 2015
  • 9780743484862

About the Author: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare baptised April was an English poet and playwright widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre eminent dramatist He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon or As You PDF/EPUB ² simply The Bard His surviving works consist of plays sonnets two long narrative poems and several other poems His plays have been tr.