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Author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Title As you like it / edited by Cynthia Marshall
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 262 pages) : illustrations
Series Shakespeare in production
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Shakespeare in production.
Contents COVER; HALF-TITLE; SERIES-TITLE; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; SERIES EDITORS' PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; PRODUCTIONS; INTRODUCTION; Peculiarities of the play as a performance piece; Seventeenth century; Charles Johnson's 'Love in a Forest'; Eighteenth century: romping actresses and the struggle for decorum; Dora Jordan: 'spirit of enjoyment'; Into the nineteenth century: opera, spectacle, and a new Rosalind; Kemble's revisions; Macready's restorations; Helena Faucit: Rosalind 'ethereally embodied'; Charles Kean and the growth of pictorial staging
Summary As You Like It has sometimes seemed a subversive play that exposes the instability of gender roles and traditional values. In other eras it has been prized - or derided - as a reliable celebration of conventional social mores. The play's ability to compass these extremes tells an interesting story about changing cultural and theatrical practices. This edition provides a detailed history of the play in production, both on stage and on screen. The introduction examines how changing conceptions of gender roles have affected the portrayal of Rosalind, one of Shakespeare's greatest comic heroines. The striking differences between the British tradition and the freer treatment the play has received abroad are discussed, as well as the politics of court versus country. The commentary, printed alongside the New Cambridge edition of the text, draws on primary sources to illuminate how costuming, stage business, design, and directorial choices have shaped the play in performance.--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-256) and index
Notes English
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Stage history.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
As you like it (Shakespeare, William)
Fathers and daughters -- Drama
Exiles -- Drama
Comedy.
comedy plays.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Shakespeare.
DRAMA -- Shakespeare.
Comedy.
Exiles.
Fathers and daughters.
Genre/Form Drama.
Pastoral drama.
Comedies.
Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Marshall, Cynthia, 1953-2005.
LC no. 2003055387
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