CRITICAL APPRECIATION OF AS YOU LIKE ITCRITICAL APPRECIATION OF "AS YOU LIKE IT" BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.....PLZ SUGGEST WHAT ALL CAN BE WRITTEN IN THIS TOPIC.....

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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I would agree with Vangoghfan on this one. Given the fact that As You Like It has been dissected and re-dissected over time, you may want to look at it through a new lens (Darwinian or Naturalistic). The hardest thing about writing about Shakespeare is the fact that it has been examined so many times. My suggestion would be to find something novel to the play.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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There is some information here on enotes. There is critical commentary of each act, which I think will be very useful to you. If you don't have an enotes pass, I suggest getting one so that you can use the great resources that are available for this play. Here is a link to the first one. http://www.enotes.com/as-you-like-it/act-commentary
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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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There are numerous ways of approaching this topic in terms of themes or topics, although finding anything really original to say might be difficult since this play has been written about so much.  You might want to look at the play in terms of "ecocriticism," which is a relatively new approach to studying literature; you might even want to look at it from a Darwinian perspective, which is another relatively new way of looking at literature.  Your best bet for doing something original might be to focus on one short scene and discussing how it fits into the play as a whole and how it is effectively written in its use of various literary techniques.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecocriticism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwinian_literary_studies

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