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As You Like It

William Shakespeare

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Bamber, Linda. Comic Women, Tragic Men: A Study of Gender and Genre in Shakespeare. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1982.

Berry, Ralph. Shakespeare’s Comic Rites. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Modern Critical Interpretations: William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.

Carroll, William C. The Metamorphoses of Shakespearean Comedy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Frye, Northrop. A Natural Perspective: The Development of Shakespearean Comedy and Romance. New York: Columbia University Press, 1965.

Halio, Jay L. Twentieth Century Interpretations of As You Like It: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1968.

Leggatt, Alexander. Shakespeare’s Comedy of Love. London: Methuen, 1974.

Wheeler, Richard. Shakespeare’s Development and the Problem Comedies: Turn and Counter-Turn. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1981.

Young, David. The Heart’s Forest: A Study of Shakespeare’s Pastoral Plays. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976.

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Character Mix-Up

by girlfatal, July 24, 2013

This Sparknote for Act II, Scene IV states that Corin is the young shepherd and Silvius is the old shepherd. It is the other way around. The Oxford Shakespeare's character list states:

Corin, an old shepherd
Silvius, a young shepherd, in love with Pheobe

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MISTAKEN SPELLING

by nikki123444, October 26, 2013

The spelling of de boys is given as de bois.This is wrong as in all major textbooks it is given as de boys.

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What is to Shakespeare 'The Forest of Arden' in his play 'As You Like It'?

by Shehanaz, December 09, 2013

RITUPARNA RAY CHAUDHURI(SHEHANAZ)
‘AS YOU LIKE IT’- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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AS YOU LIKE IT IS A SHAKESPEARE'S ROMANTIC COMEDY, BLENDING WITH LOVE-HEROISM-SENTIMENT-ADVENTURE-AND PURE FUN. THE FOREST IS MERELY A GOLDEN WORLD, BUT ITS CONTENTMENT HAS DEALT OF THE BITTER LESSONS OF LIFE. (DR.S.SEN)
PRONOUNCE THE WORD 'ARDEN'-PERHAPS A PUN BY PRONOUNCING IT A-DEN-- A FOLIAGE OF MATERIALISTIC WORLD.
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