Providing a detailed history of the play in production, both on stage and on screen, this volume's introduction demonstrates how changing conceptions of gender roles have affected the portrayal of Rosalind. 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." Printed alongside the New Cambridge edition of the text, the commentary draws on primary sources to illuminate how costuming, stage business, design, and directorial choices have affected the play's performance.Read more
- Extensive commentary on the production history of the play is printed alongside NCS text
- Introduction provides sophisticated yet readable analysis of changing gender roles and political influences
- Illustrated with production photographs
Reviews & endorsements
'I cannot recommend too highly the whole series (a bargain at £16.99 for each play) to all theatre lovers, theatregoers, theatre practitioners, and anybody who enjoys Shakespeare.' Robert Tanitch, What's on in LondonSee more reviews
'In short, this excellent edition is not only a practical handbook on As You Like It; it is also a demonstration of the play's power as a cultural prism which colourfully displays humanity's muddle of evolving values.' Around the Globe
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- Date Published: May 2004
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521786492
- length: 284 pages
- dimensions: 226 x 152 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.458kg
- contains: 13 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
List of abbreviations
Table of productions
Text and commentary
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