Exiled by Duke Fredrick, who has seized her father’s throne, the witty and vivacious Rosalind disguises herself as a shepherd and flees to the Forest of Arden where her father now lives along with her cousin Celia and the court jester Touchstone.
Banished by his jealous older brother, the humble and chivalrous Orlando escapes to the same forest with his faithful servant Adam.
What happens when Orlando, who loves Rosalind,
comes across the shepherd?
A remarkable pastoral comedy, William Shakespeare’s As You Like It presents the various types of love in all its splendor. Full of enchantment, vitality, peace, joy and merriment, this drama of artifice, gender reversals, exile and homoeroticism is a complete delight. It continues to remain a favorite.
As You Like It By William Shakespeare
Penguin Random House India
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William Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. By the end of the sixteenth century, Shakespeare was already an established playwright and actor as well as co-manager of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. His early plays include some of his most well-known comedies such as The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night and As You Like It, as well as the history plays Richard II and Henry V. It was in the 1600s that Shakespeare wrote his unforgettable tragedies, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth and Hamlet. He turned to tragicomedies in his later years, producing The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest. Shakespeare died on 23 April, 1616.