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As You Like It - eBook

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<p>As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion<br />bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns,<br />and, as thou sayest, charged my brother, on his<br />blessing, to breed me well: and there begins my<br />sadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and<br />report speaks goldenly of his profit: for my part,<br />he keeps me rustically at home, or, to speak more<br />properly, stays me here at home unkept; for call you<br />that keeping for a gentleman of my birth, that<br />differs not from the stalling of an ox? His horses<br />are bred better; for, besides that they are fair<br />with their feeding, they are taught their manage,<br />and to that end riders dearly hired: but I, his<br />brother, gain nothing under him but growth; for the<br />which his animals on his dunghills are as much<br />bound to him as I. Besides this nothing that he so<br />plentifully gives me, the something that nature gave<br />me his countenance seems to take from me: he lets<br />me feed with his hinds, bars me the place of a<br />brother, and, as much as in him lies, mines my<br />gentility with my education. This is it, Adam, that<br />grieves me; and the spirit of my father, which I<br />think is within me, begins to mutiny against this<br />servitude: I will no longer endure it, though yet I<br />know no wise remedy how to avoid it.</p>

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The New Folger Library editions of Shakespeare's works are my favorites. With ample introductory material, long notes at the end, and short language notes on the lefthand pages to match the text on the right, they are easy to read whether you need to check the notes or not.

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As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion
bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns,
and, as thou sayest, charged my brother, on his
blessing, to breed me well: and there begins my
sadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and
report speaks goldenly of his profit: for my part,
he keeps me rustically at home, or, to speak more
properly, stays me here at home unkept; for call you
that keeping for a gentleman of my birth, that
differs not from the stalling of an ox? His horses
are bred better; for, besides that they are fair
with their feeding, they are taught their manage,
and to that end riders dearly hired: but I, his
brother, gain nothing under him but growth; for the
which his animals on his dunghills are as much
bound to him as I. Besides this nothing that he so
plentifully gives me, the something that nature gave
me his countenance seems to take from me: he lets
me feed with his hinds, bars me the place of a
brother, and, as much as in him lies, mines my
gentility with my education. This is it, Adam, that
grieves me; and the spirit of my father, which I
think is within me, begins to mutiny against this
servitude: I will no longer endure it, though yet I
know no wise remedy how to avoid it.

As You Like It - eBook

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William Shakespeare
Author
William Shakespeare
ISBN-13
9788892555532
ISBN-10
8892555537

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As you Like It is a ...

"As you Like It" is a beloved Shakespeare play. it is easier to follow and understand as some his other works. There is the reintroduction of Rosalind and Orlando, who are deeply in love, but Orland does not recognize her because she is a boy. The story tells of a series of marriages and infidelities and mixed with love. In the story Rosalinda is so realistic when dressed as a boy because of he exile, that a young shepherdess is a bit taken with him/her). As usual, this volume is filled with quotes we will recognize and more than a bit of tongue and cheek humor. It is a light play for Shakespeare, and very enjoyable. This is a good piece for young people to read if they are not familiar with Shakespeare. There are also fairly good video productions of the play. I have the Pelican library of Shakespeare books and find them extremely easy to follow. With the introductions and foot notes well developed, it makes the reading more enjoyable and understandable for me personally.

As You Like It follows...

As You Like It follows Rosalind, the daughter of a Duke, as she escapes persecution in her Uncle's court with her cousin Celia. They take refuge in the forest, waiting for a time when Rosalind's father gains power. Before leaving however, she has just enough time to fall in love with Orlando, who fortunately ends up in the same forest. I loved this one; it reminded me so much of The Tempest. There are two brothers who, just like in The Tempest, are both Dukes. Their daughters are central to the plot, falling in love for the first time, just as Miranda does in The Tempest. The play includes so many of Shakespeare's finest elements. There are women pretending to be men, women falling in love with those "men" and men confiding their love to those "men" without knowing who they really are. Confused? Don't be, it's all good fun. In one section a young man goes on and on about how he's in love. He tells the older man who is his companion that there's no way he could possibly understand, because he's so old. I love how Shakespeare often pokes fun at the naïveté of the young. They believe no one has ever gone through what I'm going through right now. The play also includes the famous "All the world's a stage" passage. I love reading one of his plays for the first time and stumbling upon one of those wonderful lines. It's always a treat. I read this just after finishing Othello and it complemented the tragedy so well. It provided the comedic balance, cross dressing, falling in love, and mistaken identities that I craved after reading such a downer. "Do you not know I am a woman? When I think, I must speak."

This is a comedy with ...

This is a comedy with many different characters such as Orlando, Rosalind, Toushstone, Jaques, Phoebe, and Silvius. This play is composed of many clever personalities, including a boy named Oliver who will not share his father's recently inherited wealth with his brother Orlando. Other characters include Duke Senior, usurped of his throne, Rosalind, Touchstone, and Jaques.

The New Folger Library...

The New Folger Library editions of Shakespeare's works are my favorites. With ample introductory material, long notes at the end, and short language notes on the lefthand pages to match the text on the right, they are easy to read whether you need to check the notes or not.

I liked As You Like I...

I liked "As You Like It" quite a bit. It has similarities to other works by Shakespeare -- characters in disguise and falling in love at the first glance. But it's also very charming and a nice little story, making for a fun read. Lots of familiar quotes in this one too!

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