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This is an auction for a letterpress edition of Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT.

This is a large format Folio Society hardback, in its original solander box, plus a commentary volume (still in its shrink wrap).

This book is currently on sale through the Folio Society in Australia for A$575 (NZ$619).

"Celia and Rosalind are two of Shakespeare's most appealing heroines. Their banter is infectious, whether Celia is teasing Rosalind about her love or Rosalind is provoking Orlando 'like a saucy lackey'. This new comedy written for the new Globe included songs, special effects and parts tailor-made for new actors. It is presumed that the company had gained a talented young actor for whom the part of Rosalind was written, for the character is given over one quarter of the play's lines. Roger Armin was the company's new clown and Touchstone his first role, while Shakespeare himself is supposed to have acted the part of Adam. On the surface, As You Like It is a conventional pastoral romance, with improbable conversions, fallings in love and even the unexpected appearance of the God of Marriage. Underneath, the play is more complex - nowhere does Shakespeare push the comic possibilities of cross-dressing to such extremes: a boy dressed as a woman dressed as a man pretending to be a woman. An undercurrent of realism in Audrey and Touchstone's earthy liaison and the sarcastic presence of Jaques undercut pastoral idealism without interfering with the playfulness of Shakespeare's illusions."

Ultra-large format * Folio Society hardback.

* 35.5cms x 25.5cms.

Minor wear (VERY minor) to the solander box. Otherwise, brand new condition.

The cost of shipping is:

* North Island: $13.95 (tracked mail); $16.95 for Rural Delivery

* South Island: please ask and we will advise on the cost of shipping.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • NI: tracked mail$13.95
  • NI: tracked mail for Rural Delivery$16.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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