William Shakespeare ; edited by Leah S. Marcus
Since its return to the London stage in 1740, As You Like It has delighted theatregoers, readers and critics. Based on the 1623 First Folio text, this Norton Critical Edition is accompanied by a note on the text and explanatory annotations. "Sources and Contexts" includes Thomas Lodge's Rosalynde (1590). An array of other readings focuses on the central areas of gender and ecology. A rich "Criticism" section includes twenty-one commentaries, spanning four centuries. A bibliography is also included.