9780199536153

As You Like It The Oxford Shakespeare As You Like It

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  • ISBN13:

    9780199536153

  • ISBN10:

    0199536155

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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 yearsOxford World's Classicshas 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.

Author Biography


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

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