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As You Like It

With no less than four couples "coming to the ark" at the end of the play, As You Like It is the sunniest of Shakespeare's comedies. Yet at the same time it parodies its own conventions.

As You Like It has been edited for the Internet Shakespeare Editions, and has extensive introductory essays published online. There are also extensive additional materials from the works that influenced Shakespeare as he wrote the play. You will find a complete listing of essays and other materials on the title page for the play on this site.

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Footnotes

  1. Summary: facts about As You Like It

    Written:1599-1600
    First published: in the Folio (1623).
    First mention: in the Stationers' Register, 1600.

    Source:Thomas Lodge's prose romance Rosalynde (1590).