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Unique features of the Signet Classic Shakespeare: Extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world and theater by the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series by Sylvan Barnet Special introduction to the play by the editor, Albert Gilman, Boston University Source from which Shakespeare derived As You Like It - selections from Thomas Lodge's Rosalynd Dramatic criticism from the past and present: commentaries by Arthur Colby Sprague, Helen Gardener, Peter B. Erickson, and Jean E. Howard Comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors directors, and productions of As You Like It, then and now Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most reading type Up-to-date list of reccomended readings
The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's comedic play about two enduring human illusionsthe dream of a simple life and the ideal of romantic love.
Banished from her uncle's court, young princess Rosalind disguises herself as a farmer and encounters a memorable cast of charactersincluding her love Orlandoin the Forest of Arden in this witty, subversive comedy.
This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:
• An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
• A special introduction to the play by the editor, Albert Gilman
• Selections from Thomas Lodge's Rosalynd, the source from which Shakespeare derived As You Like It
• Dramatic criticism from Arthur Colby Sprague, Helen Gardener, and others
• A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
• Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
• And more...
William Shakespeare (15641616) was a poet, playwright, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers in the history of the English language. Often referred to as the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare's vast body of work includes comedic, tragic, and historical plays; poems; and 154 sonnets. His dramatic works have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.