As You Like It

As You Like It

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Baker & Taylor
Provides the original text of the bard's comedic play on the left pages and an accessible modern translation on the right, in a version complemented by historical information and instructive quizzes.

Barron's Educational Publishing
Here are the books that help teach Shakespeare plays without the teacher constantly needing to explain and define Elizabethan terms, slang, and other ways of expression that are different from our own. Each play is presented with Shakespeare's original lines on each left-hand page, and a modern, easy-to-understand "translation" on the facing right-hand page. All dramas are complete, with every original Shakespearian line, and a full-length modern rendition of the text. These invaluable teaching-study guides also include:

1. Helpful background information that puts each play in its historical perspective.

2. Discussion questions that teachers can use to spark student class participation, and which students can use as springboards for their own themes and term papers.

3. Fact quizzes, sample examinations, and other features that improve student comprehension of what each play is about.

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Modernized by Gayle Holste
As You Like It

Shakespeareâ??s delightful comedy about the banished princess who falls in love at first sight with a poor but brave young man unfolds in easy-to-follow English as we speak it today. Follow witty Rosalind as she and her loyal cousin Celia, disguised as a poor shepherd lad and his sister, run away to Arden Forest to escape the threats of Rosalindâ??s wicked uncle. Accompanied by the bawdy jester Touchstone, they meet the melancholy Jacques, the lovesick Silvius, the scornful Phebe, and other colorful characters. Rosalindâ??s encounter with the brave Orlando is only one of several love stories that grace this cleverly plotted play.

The complete original text is laid out side-by-side with the full modern translation. Shakespeare Made Easy titles are ideal for quick reference and understanding, whether you are reading Shakespeare for pleasure or studying for an exam.

Also available in this series:
Hamlet * Henry IV, Part One
Julius Caesar * King Lear
Macbeth * The Merchant of Venice
A Midsummer Nightâ??s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing * Othello
Romeo and Juliet * The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest * Twelfth Night

& Taylor

A latest entry in a popular series provides the original text of the bard's comedic play on the left pages and an accessible modern translation on the right, in a version of the disguised Rosalind's romance with Orlando that is complemented by historical information and instructive quizzes. Original.

Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, c2009
ISBN: 9780764142727
Branch Call Number: 822.33 SHA
Characteristics: 298 p. ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Holste, Gayle


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navy_nightingale_139 Mar 29, 2016

An engaging comedy, must be read. Shakespeare's talents has made me believe that I was in the play itself. Orlando and Rosalind has had their share of drama and finally found one another. A favorable part is Rosalind's little epilogue that has a lot of meaning in it. I highly recommend this book to read, not only for school assignments, but for fun.

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