that I love thee. If my uncle, thy banished father, had banished thy uncle, the duke my father, so thou hadst been still with me, I could have taught my love to take. As You Like It, like Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream, is one of Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of William Shakespeare's As You Like It. 2. tion programs at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Welcome to the. Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of. As You Like It by William Shakespeare.
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At the same time, and seemingly without cause, Duke Frederick banishes Rosalind. She decides to seek shelter in the Forest of Arden with Celia. They both disguise themselves: Rosalind as the young man Ganymede and Celia as his shepherdess sister Aliena.
Touchstone, the court fool, also goes with them. Silvius was in the act of declaring his feelings for Phoebe, a scornful shepherdess. Ganymede downloads the lease to the property of an old shepherd who needs someone to manage his estate. Ganymede and Aliena set up home in the forest. Not far away, and unaware of the newcomers, Duke Senior is living a simple outdoor life with his fellow exiled courtiers and huntsmen.
Their merriment is interrupted by the arrival of Orlando, who seeks nourishment for himself and his servant.
The two men are welcomed by the outlaw courtiers. Ganymede and Aliena find verses addressed to Rosalind hung on the forest branches by Orlando. Ganymede finds Orlando and proposes to cure Orlando of his love. To do this, Orlando will woo Ganymede as if he were Rosalind even though "he" really is. In the meantime, the shepherdess Phoebe has fallen for Ganymede while the shepherd Silvius still pursues her.
Furthermore, Touchstone, the court fool, has dazzled a country girl, Audrey, with his courtly manners. Audrey deserts her young suitor, William, for him. Royal Shakespeare Company, All the world's a stage. In the forest, Orlando saves Oliver's life, injuring his arm in the process. Oliver runs into Ganymede and Aliena in the forest and relates this news.
The ladies, her attendants of her chamber, Saw her abed, and in the morning early They found the bed untreasured of their mistress. Second Lord My lord, the roynish clown, at whom so oft Your grace was wont to laugh, is also missing. Hisperia, the princess' gentlewoman, Confesses that she secretly o'erheard Your daughter and her cousin much commend The parts and graces of the wrestler That did but lately foil the sinewy Charles; And she believes, wherever they are gone, That youth is surely in their company.
ADAM What, my young master? O, my gentle master!
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O my sweet master! O you memory Of old Sir Rowland!
Why are you virtuous? And wherefore are you gentle, strong and valiant?
Why would you be so fond to overcome The bonny priser of the humorous duke? Your praise is come too swiftly home before you. Know you not, master, to some kind of men Their graces serve them but as enemies?
No more do yours: O, what a world is this, when what is comely Envenoms him that bears it! ADAM O unhappy youth!
Come not within these doors; within this roof The enemy of all your graces lives: Your brother--no, no brother; yet the son-- Yet not the son, I will not call him son Of him I was about to call his father-- Hath heard your praises, and this night he means To burn the lodging where you use to lie And you within it: I overheard him and his practises. This is no place; this house is but a butchery: Abhor it, fear it, do not enter it.
ADAM No matter whither, so you come not here. Or with a base and boisterous sword enforce A thievish living on the common road? This I must do, or know not what to do: Yet this I will not do, do how I can; I rather will subject me to the malice Of a diverted blood and bloody brother.
ADAM But do not so. I have five hundred crowns, The thrifty hire I saved under your father, Which I did store to be my foster-nurse When service should in my old limbs lie lame And unregarded age in corners thrown: Take that, and He that doth the ravens feed, Yea, providently caters for the sparrow, Be comfort to my age! Here is the gold; And all this I give you. Let me be your servant: Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty; For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood, Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility; Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly: Thou art not for the fashion of these times, Where none will sweat but for promotion, And having that, do choke their service up Even with the having: But, poor old man, thou prunest a rotten tree, That cannot so much as a blossom yield In lieu of all thy pains and husbandry But come thy ways; well go along together, And ere we have thy youthful wages spent, We'll light upon some settled low content.
From seventeen years till now almost fourscore Here lived I, but now live here no more. At seventeen years many their fortunes seek; But at fourscore it is too late a week: Yet fortune cannot recompense me better Than to die well and not my master's debtor.
ROSALIND I could find in my heart to disgrace my man's apparel and to cry like a woman; but I must comfort the weaker vessel, as doublet and hose ought to show itself courageous to petticoat: Here shall he see No enemy But winter and rough weather.
More, I prithee, more. I can suck melancholy out of a song, as a weasel sucks eggs.
I know I cannot please you. Come, more; another stanzo: Will you sing? JAQUES Well then, if ever I thank any man, I'll thank you; but that they call compliment is like the encounter of two dog-apes, and when a man thanks me heartily, methinks I have given him a penny and he renders me the beggarly thanks. Come, sing; and you that will not, hold your tongues.
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Sirs, cover the while; the duke will drink under this tree. He hath been all this day to look you. He is too disputable for my company: I think of as many matters as he, but I give heaven thanks and make no boast of them. Come, warble, come. Who doth ambition shun All together here. O, I die for food! Here lie I down, and measure out my grave. Farewell, kind master. Live a little; comfort a little; cheer thyself a little. If this uncouth forest yield any thing savage, I will either be food for it or bring it for food to thee.
Thy conceit is nearer death than thy powers. For my sake be comfortable; hold death awhile at the arm's end: I will here be with thee presently; and if I bring thee not something to eat, I will give thee leave to die: Well said!
Yet thou liest in the bleak air: Cheerly, good Adam! A table set out. First Lord My lord, he is but even now gone hence: Here was he merry, hearing of a song. Go, seek him: A room in the palace. Sir, sir, that cannot be: But were I not the better part made mercy, I should not seek an absent argument Of my revenge, thou present.
But look to it: Find out thy brother, wheresoe'er he is; Seek him with candle; bring him dead or living Within this twelvemonth, or turn thou no more To seek a living in our territory.
Thy lands and all things that thou dost call thine Worth seizure do we seize into our hands, Till thou canst quit thee by thy brothers mouth Of what we think against thee. I never loved my brother in my life.
Well, push him out of doors; And let my officers of such a nature Make an extent upon his house and lands: Do this expediently and turn him going. And thou, thrice-crowned queen of night, survey With thy chaste eye, from thy pale sphere above, Thy huntress' name that my full life doth sway. O Rosalind!Like them. In As You Like It , witty words and romance play out against the disputes of divided pairs of brothers. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow.
These constantly collapsing or exploding solutions of the greenwood constitute the comic disposition which the process of the play heightens and mocks.
The meeting between them is reported exultantly by Jaques in Act II. Oliver O that your Highness knew my heart in this! Who is fooling and who is fooled?