As You Like It (1919) Yale
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AS YOU LIKE IT
JACK R. CRAWFORD
NEW HAVEN · YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
LONDON · HUMPHREY MILFORD
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS · MCMXIX
By Yale University Press
First published, October, 1919
|TABLE OF CONTENTS|
|Appendix A. Sources of the Play||123|
|Appendix B. The History of the Play||128|
|Appendix C. The Text||135|
|Appendix D. Suggestions for Collateral Reading||136|
|Index of Words Glossed||137|
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.'
THE YALE SHAKESPEARE
Wilbur L. CrossTucker Brooke
Willard Higley Durham
Published under the Direction
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
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