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Rosalind ? As You Like It … Or:
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Many Genres of As You Like It Comedy/Tragedy Satire Pastoral
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Comedy, Elizabethan Style Underlying elements of TRAGEDY: TRAGEDY root of Comedy? Deposition of a Good King (or Duke), Inveterate Hate (such as family in Romeo and Juliet) Threats of death to Daughter of a man liked by the “Duke Senior” -- that is, the Good Duke.
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Pastoral: Arden=Arcadia+Eden Fictionalized imitation of rural life, the life of the Golden Age. Shepherds and Shepherdesses. Sometimes satirical and political. Classical origins: Greek: Theocritus’ Idylls 3d C BCE Roman: Virgil’s Eclogues 37 BCE; Inspired by beauty of external nature. Spenser, Shepeardes Calender and Faerie Queene Thomas Lodge, Rosalynde (1586-87) Pastoral prose work, source for AYLI
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George Puttenham Arte of English Poesie Pastoral poetry was “not of purpose to counterfeit or represent the rustical manner of lives and communication: but under the veil of homely persons, and in rude speeches to insinuate and glance at greater matters, and such as perchance had not been safe to have been disclosed in any sort.”
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Court vs. Country Courtly Corruption ADAM: O what a world is this, when what is comely Envenoms him that bears it! (II.3.14-15) Green / Golden World CHARLES: They say he is already in the Forest of Arden , and a many merry men with him; and there they live like the old Robin Hood of England. They say many young gentlemen flock to him every day, and fleet the time carelessly as they did in the golden world . (I.1.109-112)
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Mystery of Publication - Censorship? “As you like yt, a booke” entered in the Stationers Register August 4, 1600 (along with “Henry the ffift” Jonson’s “every man in his humour” and “The Commedie of muche A do about nothing”) Marked “to be staied,” or held back from publication – not published until the First Folio (1623)
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Primogeniture Etymology: primus [first] + genitus [born] The right of the first born son to the inheritance of all the estate, to the exclusion of the other siblings.
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Feuding Brothers: Primogeniture Oliver (elder) / Orlando (younger) “As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns , and, as thou sayest, charged my brother on his blessing to breed me well …call you that “keeping” for a gentleman of my birth, that differs not from the stalling of an ox?” (I.1.1-10)
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