As You Like It

As You Like It As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in or early and first published in the First Folio The play s first performance is uncertain t

  • Title: As You Like It
  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • ISBN: 9780143130239
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623 The play s first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle s court, acAs You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623 The play s first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden Historically, critical response has varied, with some critics finding the work of lesser quality than other Shakespearean works and some finding the play a work of great merit The play features one of Shakespeare s most famous and oft quoted speeches, All the world s a stage , and is the origin of the phrase too much of a good thing The play remains a favourite among audiences and has been adapted for radio, film, and musical theatre.

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    1. Just saw this last night at the Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta. So, naturally, here'sAs You Like It, abridged:OLIVER: Hi everyone, I'm Oliver and I'll be your designated jackass for the evening. ORLANDO: Hey bro! So, remember how you got me to wrestle that unbeatable guy and were all like, "he's so gonna kill you, mwahaha"? Well, I totally kicked his ass AND met this hot chick Rosalind. Man, it's great to be me!OLIVER: OMG IMMA KEEL YOU! ORLANDO: *runs*ROSALIND: Hey Celia, your uncle just banishe [...]

    2. Orlando, the youngest, and most loved son of the late Sir Rowland de Boys, ( set in France in the 16th Century) is being mistreated by his older brother Oliver, the middle son Jaques, is away at school, since Oliver inherited most of the rich estate, and money, he has the power of the purse to do anything . He, Oliver is jealous of his sibling's superior attributes, Orlando lacks education, possessions, totally dependent on his brother, but the very simpatico boy's qualities, nevertheless shines [...]

    3. As in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Hamlet" and "Antony and Cleopatra," Shakespeare in "As You Like It" is able to join disparate elements in unusual proportion into a unified whole of tone and mood which may be rationalized but never completely explained. What I love about this play is the way in which it develops a conventionally suspenseful plot--complete with goodies and baddies, action-packed scuffles and wrestling matches, lovers "meeting cute," etc.--at breakneck speed for all of the firs [...]

    4. Book Review3 of 5 stars to As You Like It, a pastoral comedy and play written by William Shakespeare around 1599.Rosalind falls for Orlando for many reasons in Shakespeare’s play As You Like It. Since Orlando is such a small man compared to Charles the wrestler, when Orlando beats Charles, Rosalind thinks that the “young man” is capable of great strength and survival despite his small frame. He has some hidden strength and power that he is able to fight up and beat his large opponent. He i [...]

    5. 3 1/2+Hm. Tried to resubmit this review earlier and all that happened was that it was posted that I'd just finished reading the play?!? Two years ago! What gives?This is the second review of a Shakespeare play I’ve done. Happily, that means that I’ve read the second of my planned reads of all his plays, over the next ten years. So I’m on schedule. 8)But it’s easy to be on schedule when you’ve barely started. 8/Naturally, this review is structured a bit different from the first one I di [...]

    6. Celebrity Death Match Special: As You Like It versus Generic ThrillerAll the world’s a thriller,And all the men and women cardboard characters;They have their exits and their entrances,And when you think they've gone, pop up again.Sometimes they've got a twin, and sometimes moreTheir death, ofttimes, is faked or not for realTwo different babes may turn out to be oneOr else one babe, mayhap, can yet be twoAnd so the plot creaks on, and stiffs pile upUntil the hero finds the Big Reveal And all i [...]

    7. "All the world's a stage,And all the men and women merely players:"-- William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 7'As You Like It' has many things to commend it as a play. It is entertaining and filled with fantastic lines. It contains many of Shakespeare's favorite tropes: gender bending, mistaken/hidden identities, family squabbles/usurpation, love/lust, revenge, etc. It starts off well too -- but in the end, for me, it just sort of fizzles and farts out a bit. Limps out, perhaps, is a [...]

    8. The fun of Shakespeare's comedies isn't in the plots but in the pure genius of his language. Many of his best lines have become such staples of common usage that most people aren't even aware they're quoting Shakespeare. If they DO know, you can forget about asking them which plays the lines come from. I find an intensely perverse pleasure in Shakespeare's inventive insults. I can only DREAM of thinking up such clever quips and comebacks in the heat of an argument. And if I could think them up, [...]

    9. I just saw this play for the first time since college, at the Shakespeare Theater here in DC. I've never really known what to say about it, to be honest. I know all the hype surrounding Rosalind, and I agree with it. It's a really excellent part for any actress, and I love that the play is structured entirely around her. The play even offers the rare pretty great supporting part for a woman in Celia. There's Jacques, the odd and amusing duck who doesn't ever quite fit, and a surprisingly large a [...]

    10. All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.I am always charmed when I go to see a Shakespearean play and hear familiar phrases. As You Like It certainly has its share of those.A cinema chain near me offers showings of the National Theatre (London) on a regular basis and I went this week for my first experience of this play. As expected, I enjoyed it a great deal. [...]

    11. “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”Another very enjoyable and entertaining play by The Bard. “All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.”Also another very influential work as it is apparent how many romantic comedies over the years have borrowed liberally from this classic tale. “Do you not know I am a woman? [...]

    12. نمايش به اندازه ى باقى كمدى ها، طنز نبود، اما روايت بسيار شيرينى از عشق بود، و باز مثل "رؤیای یک نیمه شب تابستان" و "کمدی اشتباهات"، از جا به جايى شخصيت ها استفاده شده بود، هر چند به شكلى تازه و جالب. خلاصه نمایش برای یادآوری شخصی(view spoiler)[قهرمان زن نمايش، "روزاليند"، كه از قصر عموى [...]

    13. NepáčiAž tak ako by som čakala,no predsa v tom hĺbka občas bola,I melanchólia - tú mám ja radaalebo skôr jedného melancholika,Ale ba! Je v tom zradaebo skôr láska, a že koľkoLenže je času nemám toľkoRiešiť s nimi citové guláše,Raz to niekto zakážeA veru, ja si také pičoviny zakážem, načo to čítam, keď mám z toho len hlavybôl?Potom sa tu tvárim ako vôlMimoto , mám tu pre vás pozdrav Ktorý by bolo dobré počuť aj z hôrAlebo odo mňaA to: Zimná rozprávk [...]

    14. To celebrate William Shakespeare on his birthday in April, my plan was to locate a staging of six plays. I'll listen to and watch these on my MacBook, following along to as much of the original text as is incorporated by the production. Later, I'll read the entire play in the modern English version. A good friend I've had since high school recommended this system to me and it's been a very good system for delighting the mind in Shakespeare.As You Like It was entered in the Stationers' Register i [...]

    15. A pastoral comedy with shades of Robin Hood24 December 2014 Back when I first read this play for university English I didn't think all that much of it because I had simply thrown it in with that collection of boring Shakespearian plays called 'The Comedy's' (not that I found all of the comedy's boring, just most of them because there were, in my opinion, simply romantic comedy's which me, as a young adult male, really didn't appreciate). However, it wasn't until later when the theatre group that [...]

    16. When it comes to reading/viewing Shakespeare, I usually like mine cooked on the tragic side. I love a dark, brooding hero. I love Shakespearean angst. And it doesn't quite feel like Shakespeare if there aren't a few dead bodies strewn about the stage by the end of the fifth act.Yet it is oh so hard to resist Rosalind and the entire comedic premise of As You Like It. Instead of dark brooding, Rosalind offers jest and wit and freedom. She never whines or is somber, at least not for very long. She [...]

    17. As you like it, William ‎Shakespeare(1564-1616), c ‬1623Characters: Celia, Rosalind, TouchstoneAbstract: As you like it follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. عنوان1: «هرطور میل شما است»؛ اثر: ویلیام شکسپیر؛ برگردان: «فریده مهدوی دامغانی»، نشر: «اهواز؛ تی [...]

    18. This play, one of my favorites, is an exploration of love using the contrasts between court and country, artifice and nature, guile and innocent simplicity. Various pairs of lovers are contrasted, the most important protagonist being Rosalind. The norm is blank verse, usually unrhymed. Gender roles are explored and exploited; for example, Rosalind, played of course in Elizabethan drama by a boy, masquerades in the play as a man with whom a woman falls in love and whom a man allows to pretend tha [...]

    19. I waffled a bit between three and four stars with this, but honesty requires three to reflect my actual enjoyment. One of the better comedies, but there are only a few of those that I really like. I listened to the L.A. Theatre Works audio performance of this along with my reading, and, while the songs were beautifully done, Rosalind's emoting was irritating in its excess.

    20. "I will no further offend you than becomes me for my good." Wow, okay. I am trying to wrap my feelings around this play. I liked this play, but make no mistake, this was not written for any reason but to earn a quick dollar or pound. The dialogue and speeches in this rom-com is standard Shakespeare, and I am glad because this plot is a weak recycle of one (and I think two) play(s). I am not a lover of romantic comedies, but I like Shakespearean language enough to indulge in his rom-coms. In my m [...]

    21. খাসা বই।ঐদিন স্যামুয়েল জনসনেরে গাল দিচ্ছিলাম - জ্যাকসন না কিন্তু - জনসন, ডিকশনারী প্রণেতা সমালোচক জনসন, সে স্টার্নেরে কী বলে উড়ায়ে দিছে, এইসব নিয়ে কথা হচ্ছিলো, আমাদের প্রীতম দাস, বিএসসি, ঢাবি [...]

    22. This play has left me with more questions than pleasant emotions or kindly insights. Yes, one must credit Shakespeare with an entertaining "romantic comedy" but also chide him, just a bit, for leaving much to the audience member's disquiet. Rarely have I felt such a lack of resolution in such a neatly resolved story.I quickly lauded Shakespeare's literary construction around the concepts of Nature and Fortune and their relationship to each other. The play begins with a stage set with separation [...]

    23. For environmental buffs, as well as theater fans, here 'tis: Shakespeare for jocks, especially wrestlers; Exile in the forest improves those banished, while the misanthropist Jacques gives the Bard's usual (midpoint in play) Great Speech, including the poetical description of babe in arms, "Mewling and puking," which I've quoted whenever someone says the author's too poetic for them:" All the world’s a stage,And all the men and women merely players;They have their exits and their entrances,And [...]

    24. I watched a version of this play set in 19th century Japan recently. I don't know why it was set in 19th century Japan since all the principals remained European and they all ended up in the Forest of Arden dressed likewell, 19th century Europeans.But it did prompt me to reread the actual play, and I found I enjoyed it much more on the second go around.(And despite my reservations about the setting, the video was pretty good, too.)

    25. I always try to write a review for every book I read, but Shakespeare makes it so difficult. I don't really know why. They're not complicated or dense books. I think what happens is that everything I want to say has already been said, so I feel as if my reviews are unnecessary. And what is the purpose of a review that has nothing to add?Anyway, so this one revolves around Rosalind. She's banished for no particular reason and she decides to go to the forest with Celia. Before that, a gentleman ha [...]

    26. Click here for William Shakespeare Disclaimer As You Like It by William Shakespeare wasn't as satisfying as I thought it would be. It started out in good form, similar to Much Ado About Nothing, my favorite Shakespearean play thus far, but then quickly fell flat for me. I thought it would be a little more about the Duke getting banished, but really this was just a side note for the various romances going on. I did enjoy the Rosalind dressing like a man and fooling her lover, as well as the wit a [...]

    27. There is a forest, everyone in the forest falls in love, around four wedding happen. Also this awesome speech:“All the world's a stage,And all the men and women merely players;They have their exits and their entrances,And one man in his time plays many parts,His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.Then, the whining school-boy with his satchelAnd shining morning face, creeping like snailUnwillingly to school. And then the lover,Sighing like furnace, [...]

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