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- William Shakespeare: The Man (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
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At a glance:
- Author: William Shakespeare
- First Published: 1623
- Type of Work: Comic Drama
- Genres: Drama, Comedy, Pastoral
- Subjects: France or French people, Love or romance, Exile or expatriates, Mistaken or secret identity, Forests or forestry, Middle Ages, Nobility, Clowns
- Locales: France
At court, young Orlando, though he attracts attention by beating the Duke’s wrestler, has to flee the hatred of his eldest brother. His new love, Rosalind, is exiled by her uncle, the Duke, who has usurped her father’s throne. Together with her faithful cousin Celia, Rosalind flees to the Forest of Arden dressed as a young boy; there the two settle as sheepkeepers.
Orlando meanwhile arrives and joins a band of merry outlaws headed by the exiled Duke (Rosaland’s father). Rosalind in disguise undertakes to argue Orlando out of his passion for Rosalind; she feigns to scorn love...
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