Il vecchio Duca, spodestato dal prepotente fratello, con pochi cortigiani rimastigli fedeli ha trovato rifugio nella foresta di Arden. Qui si avventurano sulle sue tracce la bella figlia Rosalinda e l’inseparabile Celia, erede dell’usurpatore. L’ambizione, l’invidia e la cupidigia che avvelenano i rapporti di corte sono ormai alle spalle. Complice la magica atmosfera del bosco, Eros dispiega tutta la sua potenza: fra i protagonisti si intrecciano storie d’amore, gli scellerati si redimono e dopo svariate peripezie il legittimo duca tornerà in possesso dello scettro. Nel solco della tradizione arcadica cinquecentesca, Shakespeare allestisce una favola silvestre in cui si celebrano le virtù rasserenatrici della natura, eterna fonte di innocenza e felicità, anticipando un tema che sarà centrale nella Tempesta. Scritta con ogni probabilità nel 1599, Come vi piace è una pièce leggiadra che mantiene da cima a fondo l’ironica promessa del titolo: prendetela come vi pare, sembra dire l’autore, perché tutto il mondo è un palcoscenico, gli uomini e le donne non sono che attori e la Fortuna la fa sempre da padrona.
- ISBN: 8811364140
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 256
Just saw this last night at the Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta. So, naturally, here's... As You Like It, abridged: OLIVER: Hi everyone, I'm Oliver and I'll be your designated jackass for the evening. ORLANDO: Hey bro! So, remember how you got me to wrestle that unbeatable guy and were all like, "he's s Leggi tutto
As you like it, William Shakespeare (1564-1616), c 1623 Characters: Main Characters: The Court of Duke Frederick: Duke Frederick, Duke Senior's younger brother and his usurper, also Celia's father. Rosalind, Duke Senior's daughter. Celia, Duke Frederick's daughter and Rosalind's cousin. Touchstone, Leggi tutto
As in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Hamlet" and "Antony and Cleopatra," Shakespeare in "As You Like It" is able to join disparate elements in unusual proportion into a unified whole of tone and mood which may be rationalized but never completely explained. What I love about this play is the way in w Leggi tutto
Orlando, the youngest, and most loved son of the late Sir Rowland de Boys, ( set in France in the 16th Century) is being mistreated by his older brother Oliver, the middle son Jaques, is away at school, since Oliver inherited most of the rich estate, and money, he has the power of the purse to do an Leggi tutto
I was at Shakespeare’s Globe in London yesterday watching this play and it was fab! I then came home and read it (got to love the literary life!) The best thing about the performance was the fact that Orlando was played by a woman who was less that five feet tall and Rosalind was played by a man was Leggi tutto
Book Review 3 of 5 stars to As You Like It , a pastoral comedy and play written by William Shakespeare around 1599. Rosalind falls for Orlando for many reasons in Shakespeare’s play As You Like It. Since Orlando is such a small man compared to Charles the wrestler, when Orlando beats Charle
3 1/2+ Hm. Tried to resubmit this review earlier and all that happened was that it was posted that I'd just finished reading the play?!? Two years ago! What gives? This is the second review of a Shakespeare play I’ve done. Happily, that means that I’ve read the second of my planned reads of all his pl Leggi tutto
Definitely one of favourites. Loved it.
Celebrity Death Match Special: As You Like It versus Generic Thriller All the world’s a thriller, And all the men and women cardboard characters; They have their exits and their entrances, And when you think they've gone, pop up again. Sometimes they've got a twin, and sometimes more Their death, ofttimes Leggi tutto
"All the world's a stage,And all the men and women merely players:" -- William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 7 'As You Like It' has many things to commend it as a play. It is entertaining and filled with fantastic lines. It contains many of Shakespeare's favorite tropes: gender bending, m Leggi tutto
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