Category Archives: As You Like It Spring 2015

Jacque Just not so Jolly Jokester

Jacque is essential to As You Like It because in Shakespeare’s comedies the jesters and fools drive the plot. Jacque is not a jester strictly speaking but has some of the most witty and fun dialogue while being a lord … Continue reading

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As Touchstone Likes It

 In the Shakespeare comedy, As You Like It, many characters under go mistaken identity and dramatic irony. There are several comedic characters in As You Like It such as Cornic and Touchstone. Touchstone is intentionally the jokester of the entire … Continue reading

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Say “a day” without the “ever”

Love is always fantasized to be romantic and eternal. In reality, people are afraid of losing in love. In shakespeare’ s play, characters have their own perspective of love. They tend to fall in love quickly, but often struggle to … Continue reading

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Disguises

As in many of Shakespeare’s plays there is the theme of mistaken identity. In “As you Like it”, we see Shakespeare’s genius as work. Throughout this play Rosalind disguise herself as a boy to seek out the thoughts on what … Continue reading

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Growth Through the Trees

How do can you love someone who has treated you like a slave your entire life? They say blood is thicker than water, but what if the blood has been tainted with filling your family with evil. It took Orlando … Continue reading

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The Touchstone of Relationships

In the play As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, many comic situations are created with the help of the “clown” Touchstone. One factor that contributes to these comic scenes is wordplay that the characters use throughout conversations. Touchstone’s relationship with … Continue reading

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As You “Perceive” It

At the end of the play, Rosalind appears on stage and admits that it is abnormal to have a female character give the epilogue—as male characters mostly delivered them—but she reassures the spectators that a good play is made even … Continue reading

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Women In Disguise

In Act IV scene ii the main character of the play As You Like It, Rosalind (who is disguised as Ganymede), convinces the people she meets that she will find ‘Rosalind’ and that Ganymede will not love a woman. When each … Continue reading

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The World’s Stage

In the play As You Like It William Shakespeare tries to emphasize to the reader that we are all actors on one big stage. In act II scene VII for example the melancholy Jacques laments his view on the world. … Continue reading

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