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Reification and Utopia in As You Like It: Desire and Textuality in the Green World

Hugh Grady

in Shakespeare’s Universal Wolf: Studies in Early Modern Reification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198130048
eISBN:
9780191671906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198130048.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

As You Like It, written and performed sometime between 1598 and 1600, is a genial comedy with an uncanny similarity to King Lear in ... More


The Alliance of Seriousness and Levity in As You Like It

C. L. Barber

in Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Shakespeare's As You Like It. The play is very similar in the way it moves to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Love's Labour's Lost, despite the fact that its plot is taken over ... More


Marlowe’s ghost in As You Like It

Steve Sohmer

in Reading Shakespeare's mind

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526113276
eISBN:
9781526124265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113276.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explains that Christopher Marlowe was the inspiration for Jaques in Shakespeare’s As You Like It – and that Shakespeare wrote the play to commemorate the seventh anniversary of Marlowe’s ... More


‘Winter and rough weather’: Arden’s Sterile Climate

Sophie Chiari

in Shakespeare's Representation of Weather, Climate and Environment: The Early Modern 'Fated Sky'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474442527
eISBN:
9781474459709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442527.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The third chapter turns to As You Like It (1599), a comedy obsessed with coldness and the winter gale which features an exiled Duke and a couple of lovers forced to make the best of a bad bargain in ... More


Dreams in the forest: romantic comedy

R. S. White

in Shakespeare's Cinema of Love: A Study in Genre and Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099748
eISBN:
9781526121165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099748.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter shows how Shakespeare innovated his unique brand of romantic comedy under the influence of prose romance and Lyly’s dramatized romance. The resulting hybrid form was so successful that ... More


Barnardine’s Straw: The Devil in Shakespeare’s Detail: Shakespeare Lecture

Michael Pennington

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses memories of appreciating William Shakespeare's work. It reveals the various theatre adaptations of Shakespeare's works, including Hamlet, Macbeth, and As You Like It, and some ... More


Comedy of disguise and mistaken identity

R. S. White

in Shakespeare's Cinema of Love: A Study in Genre and Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099748
eISBN:
9781526121165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099748.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Conscious disguise and mistaken identity run through most of Shakespeare’s comedies as a theme, and they are central defining aspects of his romantic comedy. Underlying the pattern is a version of ... More


Shakespeare and The Novel

Marianne Novy

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The discussion in this chapter, which ranges from George Eliot to Jane Smiley, shows the ways in which Shakespeare in the novel functions as a marker of prestige, an opportunity for irony, an aid to ... More


The Lily, the Matron, and Rosalind

Sophie Duncan

in Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790846
eISBN:
9780191833298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790846.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines how the role of Rosalind (As You Like It) underlined the self-promotional strategies of two little-studied actresses: Madge Kendal and Lillie Langtry. As well as exemplifying ... More


Reading Shakespeare's mind

Steve Sohmer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526113276
eISBN:
9781526124265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book will come as a revelation to Shakespeare scholars everywhere. It reveals the identity of the playwright and Shakespeare’s colleague behind the mask of Jaques in As You Like It. It pinpoints ... More


Love Will Have Heat: Shakespeare's Maidens and the Caloric Economy

Gail Kern Paster

in Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226648477
eISBN:
9780226648484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648484.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Extremes of emotion correlate with extremes of temperature. And within these extremes, the doctrine of female coldness imposes itself as a behavioral norm—an ostensible natural limit—governing the ... More


Early Modern Political Aesthetics

Christopher Pye

in The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265046
eISBN:
9780823266678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265046.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter one—an overview--focuses on the relation between aesthetics, history and political formation, engaging As You Like It, King Lear and Dr. Faustus in order to specify the aesthetic as a problem ... More


Epilogue: personal Shakespeare

Steve Sohmer

in Reading Shakespeare's mind

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526113276
eISBN:
9781526124265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113276.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter summarizes the thesis of the book: that William Shakespeare was a far more personal writer than scholars have recognized.


Afterword: Cueing Spectators

John J. Mcgavin and Greg Walker

in Imagining Spectatorship: From the Mysteries to the Shakespearean Stage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198768616
eISBN:
9780191821998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768616.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This concluding chapter examines some of the striking complexities in the tacit contract entered into by audiences and players for the duration of a performance. It looks at the ways in which texts ... More


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