Shakespeare Made Easy: As You Like It

Shakespeare Made Easy: As You Like It




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Modernized by Gayle Holste

As You Like It


Shakespeare'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 Rosalind's wicked uncle. Accompanied by the bawdy jester Touchstone, they meet the melancholy Jacques, the lovesick Silvius, the scornful Phebe, and other colorful characters. Rosalind'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.

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.

Age 14 and up
298 pages

ISBN: 0764142720
EAN: 9780764142727