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  Iintroduction to As You Like It   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As You Like It is clearly a pastoral comedy—with a country setting, much talk of love of all sorts, a story which consists, for the most part, of a series of accidental meetings one after the other, and a resolution involving implausible transformations of character and divine intervention.
Central to the pastoral vision of As You Like It is the setting in the Forest of Ardenne, especially the contrast between it and the ducal court.
He is a moody cynic, who likes to look at life and draw from it poetical contemplations at the generally unsatisfactory nature of the world.
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: About As You Like It
About As You Like It As You Like It was likely written between 1598 and 1600.
The source for the plot of As You Like It is derived from Thomas Lodge's extremely popular prose romance Rosalynde.
As You Like It finds its origins in the pastoral tradition of the Renaissance in which the rustic field and forest provides a sanctuary from urban or courtly issues.
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 As You Like It Summary & Essays - William Shakespeare
One of Shakespeare's early plays, As You Like It (1598-1599), is a stock romantic comedy that was familiar to Elizabethan audiences as an exemplar of "Christian" comedy.
The plot is very simple: the resolution of the dramatic problem in the warped attitudes of two evil brothers toward good brothers, and related obstacles to marriage for several couples in the play (most notably Rosalind and Orlando) are easily overcome, and a happy ending is never in doubt.
At its center, As You Like It presents us with the respective worldviews of Jaques, a chronically melancholy pessimist preoccupied with the negative aspects of life, and Rosalind, the play's Christian heroine, who recognizes life's difficulties but holds fast to a positive attitude that is kind, playful, and, above all, wise.
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 As You Like It Study Questions
Like A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It ends with multiple weddings.
By contrast, in As You Like It, Rosalind learns that Orlando loves her early in the play.
While clearly a pastoral comedy, As You Like It still has much in common with Shakespeare's "romantic comedies" -- not just the prominent role played by love and love relationships, but the presence of fantastic, magical or improbable elements.
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 Amazon.com: As You Like It: Books: William Shakespeare   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Like Two Gentlemen of Verona, Love's Labours Lost, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, it contains a journey to a natural environment, where the constraints of everyday life are released and the characters are free to remake themselves, untrammeled by society's forms.
Whatever tragedy may have occurred in the beginning - at the court - is totally forgotten when the action moves to the forest, where Robin-hood like; a banished duke, a melancholy philosopher and a cast of love sick characters act out their lives on the stage.
And while this "As You Like It" never quite obtained the popularity of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" or "The Taming of the Shrew," one probably could argue that "As You Like It" is the best of Shakespeare's comedies.
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 As You Like It
One of Shakespeare's early comedies, As You Like It (1598-1599) was familiar to Elizabethan audiences as an example of "Christian" comedy.
As You Like It presents us with the respective worldviews of Jaques, a chronically melancholy pessimist pre-occupied with the negative aspects of life, and Rosalind, the play's heroine who recognizes life's difficulties but holds fast to a positive attitude that is kind, playful, and, above all, wise.
In the end, the enjoyment that we receive from the play's comedy is reinforced and validated by a Christian philosophy gently woven into the text by a benevolent Shakespeare.
arts.belhaven.edu /Theatre/as_you_like_it.htm   (434 words)

 Paper on Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT
As You Like It, he changed much of the emphasis, by both altering and adding characters.
As You Like It, a philosophical discourse on love, for Rosalind does not so much woo Orlando as educate him in the proper way to love.
As You Like It, material for the doggerel imitations of Touchstone's "Sweetest nut hath sourest rind, / Such a nut is Rosalind" (III.ii.109-110).
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 As You Like It Summary
William Shakespeare 's As You Like It is a pastoral comedy written in 1599 or early 1600.
William's Shakespeare's As You Like It is both a gentle, pastoral comedy and a complicated, dark debate on the the relationship between love, power and gender construction.
As You Like It: Scene from As you like it, Francis Hayman, c.
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William Shakespeare's As You Like It examines the cruelties and corruption of court life and gleefully pokes holes in one of humankind's greatest artifices; the conventions of romantic love.
When she is banished from the court by her usurping uncle, Duke Frederick, she switches gender and travels with her loyal cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone to the Forest of Arden, where her father and friends live in exile...
As You like It is an enchanting, timeless romantic comedy which explores the play's investment in pastoral traditions, leading to an indulgence in rather simple rivalries; Court versus County, Realism versus Romance, Reason versus Mindlessness and Nature versus Fortune.
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 The "As You Like It" Hike
William Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It was performed by Equity actors Robert W. Behr, Joseph Bowen, Norm Boucher, Paul Connell, Frank Farrell, Nancy Giangrasse, Michelle Goltzman, Richard Henzel, Herb Lichtenstein, Katherine Marie Loague, Nancy Nickel, Suzanne Petri, Lucinda Underwood, and Luke Wilkins.
Frank Farrell approached ELT and coordinated hiking versions of Shakespeare's As You Like It and A Midsummer Night's Dream, which were performed in the summer of '98 and '99 in Chicago's nearby Cook County Forest Preserves and at White Pines Forest State Park in Mt. Morris, Illinois.
Duke Senior from AS YOU LIKE IT This project was partially funded by a City Arts 1 Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs with additional funding provided by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
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 Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - As You Like It - 4/14/03
Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - As You Like It - 4/14/03
As You Like It does recover this and regain its comic momentum as the events draw to a close, Howard's lengthy scenes the only ones during which Schmidt seems to lose her grip on the production.
This makes her As You Like It buoyant and a great deal of fun almost throughout, a fine interpretation of Shakespeare's wacky comedy - albeit one with a message - that seems an excellent way to usher in the warmer weather, and hearts, of the spring and summer ahead.
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 Shakespeare's Sources for As You Like It
An introductory remark in Loge's text is "If you like it, so", and this may account for Shakespeare's choice of title.
Rosalynde is a pastoral romance, itself based on an earlier poem, The Coke's Tale of Gamelyn, and Shakespeare used the characters of Rosalynde, Celia, Phebe, Corin, and Silvius, inventing the others characters of Touchstone, Jaques, Amiens, Audrey, and Le Beau to facilitate a parody of the traditional and conventional pastoral romance.
It is obvious that As You Like It owes much to Lodge's novel, but Shakespeare has made some significant changes and additions.
www.shakespeare-online.com /sources/aylisources.html   (316 words)

 As You Like It / Shakespeare essay - Rosalind & Stock Dramatic Types
In this radiant blend of fantasy, romance, wit and humour, Rosalind stands out as the most robust, multidimensional and lovable character, so much so that she tends to overshadow the other characters in an audience's memory, making them seem, by comparison, just "stock dramatic types" as the question asserts.
As You Like It is not a stock romance that just happens to have Shakespeare's greatest female role.
As You Like It contains as many characters as there are in life, but Rosalind is used as the vehicle for the Ideal.
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 Full text and plot summary of As You Like It by William Shakespeare
As You Like It is, with Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare two greatest romantic comedies.
It is also proof that he perfected the form in the last years of the sixteenth century and just before he moved onto his major tragedies.
Some critics have claimed an earlier date for its actual conception, but As You Like It was registered in 1599 and first published in the Folio of 1623.
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 87.02.09: A Guide to Teaching the Interpretation of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”
This curriculum unit on the study of William Shakespeare’ s play “As You Like It” involves a demonstration on how to relate the work to the lives of inner-city youth, although the unit will not be limited to this use exclusively.
If “As You Like It” is to be considered a “romantic” comedy, then the term “romantic” must be identified.
The objective of the first lesson is to help the student become aware of the similarity between family problems in Shakespeare’ s play and those problems they find in their own lives.
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 Drama: As You Like It
AS YOU LIKE IT LE BEAU Neither his daughter, if we judge by manners; But yet indeed the lesser is his daughter The other is daughter to the banish'd duke, And here detain'd by her usurping uncle, To keep his daughter company; whose loves Are dearer than the natural bond of sisters.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life exempt from public haunt Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones and good in every thing.
AS YOU LIKE IT ROSALIND No, that same wicked bastard of Venus that was begot of thought, conceived of spleen and born of madness, that blind rascally boy that abuses every one's eyes because his own are out, let him be judge how deep I am in love.
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 The Kenneth Branagh Compendium: Reading Room
As You Like It opened in 100 cinemas in Italy on 1 September 2007.
'As You Like It' is a romantic adventure in which Rosalind and Orlando's courtship is played out against a backdrop of political rivalry, banishment and exile in the Forest of Arden.
Branagh himself is likely to take a small role - possibly that of the court jester, Touchstone - and Adrian Lester (who appeared in Branagh's musical version of Love's Labours Lost), Brian Blessed and Jimmy Yuill are also said to be taking supporting roles.
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 Chinese as you like it
Dodsworth says she tried several before she found one with a light icing that she liked.
In the clay pot brought to your table are small pieces of tender chicken breast and the stuffed eggplant in brown sauce.
That includes scallops with fl bean sauce, red orchid prawns (the big shrimp are sauteed with scallions in the chef's special tomato sauce), and the Silk Road hot and sour seafood soup.
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 As You Like It by William Shakespeare. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
It seems she means that Rosalind should not partake in the sport of Love unless she can back-out of love with just a blush.
But I would like to know EXACTLY what she is saying line-by-line.
I am doing a project on William Shakespeare and " As you like it " is one of the topics i decided to study.I found some of the words very difficult to understand, i think you should have a different version for younger readers i.e 11 my age.
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 As You Like It
As You Like It As You Like It is a play full of contrasts.
As a director you start off with an hypothesis — how you think the play works — but rehearsals can be a mechanism for testing out that hypothesis: modifying it, altering it, proving its validity or otherwise.
It was set against a billowing grey curtain that looked like a storm cloud.
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 Lambs' Tales From Shakespeare - As You Like It   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lambs' Tales From Shakespeare - As You Like It As You Like It During the time that France was divided into provinces (or dukedoms as they were called) there reigned in one of these provinces an usurper, who had deposed and banished his elder brother, the lawful duke.
Here they lived like the old Robin Hood of England, and to this forest many noble youths daily resorted from the court, and did fleet the time carelessly, as they did who lived in the golden age.
They had no time to wonder how all this would end, for Rosalind and Celia in their own clothes entered; and no longer pretending that it was by the power of magic that she came there, Rosalind threw herself on her knees before her father, and begged his blessing.
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His acting company, called The Lord Chamberlain's Men, had great favor with the Queen, and that very year the troupe was in the process of building its own theatre on the south shore of London's Thames River; the theatre would be called the Globe.
Shakespeare seems to be more interested in developing characters like Rosalind, Orlando, Touchstone and Jacques, through whom he can explore questions of identity, semiotics, self-knowledge and (of course) love.
There are a few references in As You Like It to potentially controversial points of Renaissance law.
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 As You Like It Summary
As You Like It by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Rosalind - as Ganymede decided to "play the knave with him" and addressed him "like a saucy lackey." Eventually, "Ganymede" posed a remedy for Oriando's love: Orlando was to woo Ganymede as though he were Rosalind.
The personal divisions at the outset (two Duke-brothers at war, two other brothers filled with hate for one another, daughters separated from their fathers) all strike a discordant note central to the comedic form.
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 Tulsa - As You Like It - News - Lifestyles - Urban Tulsa Weekly
In America, like Europe, coffee houses were places for social interaction, commerce and learning.
You're likely to find more than just a couple of muffins if you're craving a snack to go with your latte.
When you enter your local coffee house, you're likely to meet people you never would otherwise, and you'll find you're able to be more open, creative and outspoken that you could be just about anywhere else.
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