As You Like It (1919) Yale

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The Yale Shakespeare


 

AS YOU LIKE IT

 

EDITED BY
JACK R. CRAWFORD

 
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NEW HAVEN · YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
LONDON · HUMPHREY MILFORD
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS · MCMXIX

 

Copyright, 1919
By Yale University Press


First published, October, 1919

 

The facsimile opposite shows the cast which performed Johnson's adaptation of 'As You Like It' in 1723, and suggests the nature of the alterations made by Johnson. (See Appendix B for further details.) The title-page mentions neither Shakespeare's name nor that which he gave the comedy. It runs as follows: 'Love in a Forest. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane, By His Majesty's Servants . . . By Mr. Johnson . . . 1723.'

The Prologue, spoken by Wilks, closes with the following lines:

'Now,—As you like it, judge the following Play,
And when you view this Work retriev'd to Day;
Forgive our modern Author's Honest Zeal,
He hath attempted boldly, if not well:
Believe, he only does with Pain, and Care,
Presume to weed the beautiful Parterre.
His whole Ambition does, at most, aspire
To tune the sacred Bard's immortal Lyre;
The Sceme from Time and Error to restore,
And give the Stage, from Shakespear one Play more.'

 
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THE YALE SHAKESPEARE

 

 

Edited by

Wilbur L. CrossTucker Brooke

Willard Higley Durham

 

 

Published under the Direction

of the

Department of English, Yale University,

on the Fund

Given to the Yale University Press in 1917

by the Members of the

Kingsley Trust Association

To Commemorate the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary

of the Founding of the Society


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1968, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.