As You Like It: Texts and Contexts
First Edition   ©2014

As You Like It: Texts and Contexts

William Shakespeare , Pamela Allen Brown , Jean Howard

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-39932-4; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-39932-0; Format: Paper Text

This edition of As You Like It reprints the  Bevington edition of the play accompanied by four sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations. Including pastoral poetry, ballads, diatribes, jest books, tracts, emblems, maps, and woodcuts, the documents contextualize pastoral conventions; hetero- and homoerotic desire; cross-dressing by boy players; the meanings of ‘ganymede,’ folly, and fools; censorship and the risks of satire; and debates about gentility, manners, and education.