As You Like It

Shakespeare’s As You Like It can appear bright or sombre in performance: a feast of language and a delight for comic actors; or a risk-taking exploration of gender roles. This edition offers an account of what makes the play both innocent and dangerous, mapping the complexities of its setting (a no-man’s-land related to both France and England) and giving an ample commentary on its language and an analytical account of performance.

• Special attention to the setting of the play and gender issues • Performance-oriented edition


List of abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Textual analysis; Appendixes; Reading list.