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As You Like It

Robert Shaughnessy


This book examines the modern performance history of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved and most enduring comedies, and one that has given opportunities for generations of theatre-makers and theatre-goers to explore the pleasures of pastoral, gender masquerade and sexual ambiguity. Powered by Shakespeare’s greatest female comic role, the play invites us into a deeply English woodland that has also been imagined as a space of dreams. Beginning with the situation of the play in the context of early modern rehearsal and theatre practice, the book’s seven chapters successively examine the rich interp ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, Performance, Comedy, Gender, Sexuality, Cross-dressing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086939
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086939.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Shaughnessy, author
University of Surrey