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By William Shakespeare

ISBN-10: 0812969227

ISBN-13: 9780812969221

Doubtful in their status in court docket and fearing for his or her lives, Rosalind and Orlando are pressured into exile within the woodland of Arden, in basic terms to develop into entangled in a beguiling video game of affection, lust, and flawed id. one in every of Shakespeare’s nice comedies, As you love It subverts the conventional ideas of romance, complicated gender roles, nature, and politics.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, of today’s such a lot entire Shakespearean students, this contemporary Library sequence contains definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: entire Works. every one play comprises an advent in addition to an summary of Shakespeare’s theatrical occupation; observation on previous and present productions in accordance with interviews with top administrators, actors, and architects; scene-by-scene research; key evidence concerning the paintings; a chronology of Shakespeare’s lifestyles and occasions; and black-and-white illustrations.

Ideal for college students, theater execs, and normal readers, those glossy and obtainable variations from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new common in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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A. charlotte canning Urged by a friend to attend a meeting that had been called to found a new organization for women, Anselma Dell’Olio decided to go, even though she felt ambivalent about it. What kind of organization was this going to be? Even more important, why did women need one? Dell’Olio first went to the wrong address on that cold windy night in 1966. But she made it to the right place in time to hear Betty Friedan give an impassioned speech about the myriad ways women experience discrimination and injustice.

The Players, New York, February 24, 1984. (Photograph: Nancy Crampton) approved before rehearsal, the effect was to ban anything in the professional theater except a scripted performance. Improvisational theater was impossible. The new Theatres Act opened up immeasurable possibilities for subject matter, language, and dramatic treatment and created a favorable climate for the highly political theater that was emerging. There was much to be political about. Throughout the seventies, unemployment rose, industrial strikes were rampant, the economy worsened, and the schisms between the relatively stable south of England and the increasingly depressed north widened.

American theater had never witnessed a grassroots theater movement quite like it. It was decentralized and local, responsive to the particular conditions and issues pressing on women in a specific city or region. Each theater group defined for itself what feminism meant and what women’s theater should include (some groups included men; others did not). Every women’s theater company was uncompromisingly committed to representing women’s experience, but there was no consensus as to what that meant or how to stage it.

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