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The Oxford Shakespeare: As You Like It (Oxford World's Classics) By William Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare: As You Like It (Oxford World's Classics)
by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's most light-hearted comedy with his longest female role. The editor reassesses its performance and textual history, showing how interpretations have changed since the first recorded production in 1740. Detailed annotations investigate the allusive and often bawdy language.
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The Oxford Shakespeare: As You Like It Summary


As You Like It is Shakespeare's most light-hearted comedy, and its witty heroine Rosalind has his longest female role. In this edition, Alan Brissenden reassesses both its textual and performance history, showing how interpretations have changed since the first recorded production in 1740. He examines Shakespeare's sources and elucidates the central themes of love, pastoral, and doubleness. Detailed annotations investigate the allusive and often bawdy language, enabling student, actor, and director to savour the humour and the seriousness of the play to the full.

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Sku
GOR001708835
Title
The Oxford Shakespeare: As You Like It (Oxford World's Classics)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year published
Number of pages
256
ISBN 10
0192834193
ISBN 13
9780192834195
Prizes
N/A
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