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It is hard to imagine a world without Shakespeare. We still struggle to keep up with a writer who could think a mile a minute, whose words paint pictures that shift like clouds.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

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I commend to you these words, and hope that they inspire.

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What is the difference? Many ordinary readers assume that there is a single text for the plays: In some cases, the plays have come down to us in multiple published versions, represented by various Quartos Qq and by the great collection put together by his colleagues in , called the First Folio F.

Editors choose which version to use as their base text, and then amend that text with words, lines or speech prefixes from the other versions that, in their judgment, make for a better or more accurate text. See The Tempest , 1. All Shakespeare editors at the time took the speech away from her and gave it to her father, Prospero. The reader of the Folger Shakespeare knows where the text has been altered because editorial interventions are signaled by square brackets for example, from Othello: At any point in the text, you can hover your cursor over a bracket for more information.

In As You Like It , witty words and romance play out against the disputes of divided pairs of brothers. Banished by her uncle, Rosalind assumes a male identity and leaves with Celia and their fool, Touchstone. In the Forest of Arden, Rosalind, in her male disguise, forms a teasing friendship with Orlando. Oliver, searching for Orlando, reforms after Orlando saves his life. Duke Frederick restores the dukedom to Duke Senior, who leaves the forest with his followers.

When the two cousins are alone, Celia is full of life and humour, but in the presence of others she is content to play the part of a spectator. She first listens and judges what to speak, exactly opposite to Rosalind.

Some consider that Celia's individual character has been overlooked by literary critics in favour of the more central character of Rosalind.

In this connection, it should be remembered that love in Shakespeare is an irrational passion. Celia's marriage with Oliver has been criticised by many critics. Stopford Brooke opines that this marriage is against probability because it looks strange that Oliver should change in a moment from the scoundrel.

But her marriage with Oliver does not bring disgrace to her character. Oliver was a bad character but has changed into a good one by a sudden stroke.

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So Celia's marriage with Oliver is not a blot on her character. Alternative interpretations[ edit ] It has been suggested that Celia's role in the play is "subversive", in the sense that she adds to the sexual complications of the plot by her friendship with the cross-dressing Rosalind.

Performance[ edit ] Celia has been played by various notable actresses on screen. Katie Wales , Two examples of this uncertainty about a clearly imaginative and well-intentioned film will stand for several others: Kenneth Rothwell, A History of Shakespeare on the Screen, Cambridge, C.

Then sing him home; The rest shall bear this burden. She is more conventional than Rosalind and hence more worldly and prudent.

When he regained consciousness, he asked Oliver to go to Rosalind, explain what happened, and ask 16 As You Like It her to excuse him for not arriving on time. Orlando, who has gone to retrieve the starving 26 As You Like It Adam, returns to the group that has offered them food.

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