**The Signet Classics edition of William Shakespeare's comedic play about two enduring human illusions—the dream of a simple life and the ideal of romantic love. **
Banished from her uncle's court, young princess Rosalind disguises herself as a farmer and encounters a memorable cast of characters—including her love Orlando—in the Forest of Arden in this witty, subversive comedy.
This revised Signet Classics edition includes unique features such as:
An overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater
A special introduction to the play by the editor, Albert Gilman
Selections from Thomas Lodge's Rosalynd, the source from which Shakespeare derived As You Like It
Dramatic criticism from Arthur Colby Sprague, Helen Gardener, and others
A comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors, and productions
Text, notes, and commentaries printed in the clearest, most readable text
From the Paperback edition.