As you Like it

A Frankly Annotated First Folio Edition


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About the Book

This annotated version of As you Like it, one of the Bard’s wittiest and bawdiest plays, provides a detailed guide to its Elizabethan language and its references. It restores the drama to the language of the First Folio of 1623, including the original spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Practical annotation provides insights into the puns, allusions and world-play that characterize all of Shakespeare’s dramas. Appendices enumerate the typographical errors that have been corrected in this version, in addition to offering stage directions from the First Folio, lineation amendations and original character tags. This restorative, no-nonsense approach will appeal to both aficionados and newcomers to Shakespeare’s plays.

About the Author(s)

Demitra Papadinis divides her time between New Hampshire and New York City. She is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of the New England Shakespeare Festival and a founding member of New York City’s WildBard! An expert in Unrehearsed Shakespeare/First Folio Cue-Script Technique, she presents workshops and educational programs at schools, colleges, and theatres throughout the country.

Bibliographic Details

William Shakespeare

Annotated and with an Introduction by Demitra Papadinis
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 422
Bibliographic Info: appendices, notes, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4965-1
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8597-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Preface 1
Of Forthright Footnotes (or, putting the “count” back in “country”) 3
“Filthy Plaies and Enterluds” 6
Why the First Folio? 8
What’s Wrong with Editing? 10
The Importance of Spelling 12
The Importance of Punctuation 15
Notes on the Annotation 21
Abbreviations of Key Reference Works 25
As you Like it: First Folio Play-script with Accompanying Annotation
Act I, scene i 28
Act I, scene ii 52
Act I, scene iii 84
Act II, scene i 102
Act II, scene ii 116
Act II, scene iii 120
Act II, scene iv 128
Act II, scene v 140
Act II, scene vi 146
Act II, scene vii 150
Act III, scene i 176
Act III, scene ii 178
Act III, scene iii 226
Act III, scene iv 240
Act III, scene v 248
Act IV, scene i 264
Act IV, scene ii 294
Act IV, scene iii 298
Act V, scene i 320
Act V, scene ii 330
Act V, scene iii 346
Act V, scene iv 352
Textual Preparation 379
Appendix I (Typographical Errors Corrected) 391
Appendix II (Stage Directions, Entrances and Exits Emended) 392
Appendix III (Lineation Emended) 394
Appendix IV (Character Tags Emended) 396
Bibliography 399

Book Reviews & Awards

“the annotations provide detailed analysis of linguistic turns and hidden meanings often not found in more traditional editions…Papadinis is an expert on First Folio texts”—Reference & Research Book News.