9781904271222

As You Like It Third Series

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  • ISBN13:

    9781904271222

  • ISBN10:

    1904271227

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/25/2006
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare

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Summary

With its explorations of sexual ambivalence,As You Like Itspeaks directly to the twenty-first century. Juliet Dusinberre demonstrates that Rosalind's authority in the play grows from new ideas about women and reveals that Shakespeare's heroine reinvents herself for every age. But the play is also deeply rooted in Elizabethan culture, and through it Shakespeare addresses some of the hotly debated issues of the period. Dusinberre's introduction begins with a brief analysis of the play to preface a vast and thorough exploration of characters, cultural context, sources, setting, staging, literary and legendary influences, themes of love, politics, and gender, and more. Images, illustrations, and a casting and doubling chart appear throughout the introduction and within the five appendices. The Arden Shakespearehas developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play's foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

Author Biography

Juliet Dusinberre is the author of the pioneering work in feminist criticism, Shakespeare and the Nature of Women, of Virginia Woolf's Renaissance: Woman Reader or Common Reader?, and of Alice to the Lighthouse: Children's Books and Radical Experiments in Art. She is a Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, and was its first M.C. Bradbrook Fellow in English.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix
General editors' preface xii
Preface xvi
Introduction 1(142)
A brief view of the play
1(8)
Fictions of gender
9(27)
Rosalind and the boy actor
9(4)
Later Rosalinds
13(13)
Celia
26(5)
Orlando
31(3)
Phoebe and Audrey
34(2)
Date
36(10)
The Forest of Arden
46(26)
'Well, this is the Forest of Arden'
46(6)
The hunt
52(3)
Robin Hood and his merry men
55(3)
Staging the Forest of Arden
58(14)
Early foresters
72(7)
The Earl of Essex
72(5)
Thomas Morley
77(2)
Realms of gold
79(16)
Shakespeare and Thomas Lodge
80(5)
Shakespeare and Sidney
85(1)
Harington, Ariosto and Rabelais
86(4)
Golden worlds
90(5)
Pastoral
95(18)
Genre: entertainments for Elizabeth
95(2)
Corin and Touchstone
97(3)
Borderlands: love and politics
100(6)
A wise man and a fool: Jaques and Touchstone
106(7)
A speaking picture': readers and painters
113(7)
Text
120(20)
The staying order
120(5)
The Folio text: provenance and editorial practices
125(11)
Text and performance
136(4)
Epilogue: All the world's a stage'
140(3)
AS YOU LIKE IT 143(292)
Appendix 1: A court epilogue, Shrovetide 1599
349(6)
Appendix 2: Casting and doubling
355(13)
Appendix 3: Ben Jonson, As You Like It and the War of the Theatres'
368(6)
Appendix 4: The Douai manuscript
374(14)
Appendix 5: Political after-lives: Veracini's opera Rosalinda (1744) and Charles Johnson's Love in a Forest (1723)
388(5)
Abbreviations and references
393(42)
Abbreviations used in notes
393(1)
Works by and partly by Shakespeare
394(1)
Editions of Shakespeare collated
395(3)
Other works cited
398(33)
Manuscripts
398(1)
Other works
399(32)
Stage and film productions cited
431(4)
Eighteenth-century productions
431(1)
Nineteenth-century productions
431(1)
Twentieth-century productions
432(1)
Twenty-first-century productions
433(2)
Index 435

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