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As She Likes It #2020

As She Likes It As She Likes It is the first attempt to tackle the enduring question of how to perform those unruly women at the centre of Shakespeare s comedies Unique among both Shakespearan and feminist studies A

  • Title: As She Likes It
  • Author: Penny Gay
  • ISBN: 9780415096966
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • As She Likes It By Penny Gay, As She Likes It is the first attempt to tackle the enduring question of how to perform those unruly women at the centre of Shakespeare s comedies Unique among both Shakespearan and feminist studies, As She Likes It asks how gender politics affects the production of the comedies, and how gender is represented, both in the text and on the stage.

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    1. 2.5 I found this to be somewhat disappointing, as I thought it would be about the women in Shakespeare s comedy The chapters are in part about those characters However, they mainly focus on describing previous performances in quite some detail, throughout which there is no real emphasis on Rosalind, Beatrice etc Orlando and Benedick are given quite as much space Moreover, it is simply much descriptive than analytical but when Penny Gay does analyse some particular elements, she is usually spot [...]

    2. Interviews with some great female actors on how they played some of Shakespeare most interesting women The book, however, is not in an interview format, but built around the characters The interviews are excerpted as they shed light on playing the parts This is a brilliantly conceived book, and the execution can t be bettered.

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