As You Like It (The Pelican Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

"I believe that i've got spent part my profession with one or one other Pelican Shakespeare in my again pocket. comfort, notwithstanding, is the least very important point of the recent Pelican Shakespeare sequence. here's a chic and transparent textual content for both the research or the practice session room, notes the place you wish them and the celebrated scholarship of the final editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who take into account that those are performs for functionality in addition to nice texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart)

The amazing Pelican Shakespeare sequence, which has bought greater than 4 million copies, is now thoroughly revised and repackaged.

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* Authoritative, trustworthy texts
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* An essay at the theatrical global of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's lifestyles and the choice of texts

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Male grandeur. Male whimpers of neglect. What is the deep background on the 'deep male'? From 100,000 BC until, let's say, 1792 (Mary Wollstonecraft and her Vindication of the Rights of Woman), there was, simply, the Man, whose chief characteristic was that he got away with everything. From 1792 until about 1970, there was, in theory anyway, the Enlightened Man, who, while continuing to get away with everything, agreed to meet women for talks about talks which would lead to political concessions.

Leavis and Hermann Hesse, whose impregnable humourlessness will always prompt a (humorous) counter-commentary in the reader's mind. , and are not given, as Americans are, to seeking expert advice on basic matters, especially such matters as our manhood. But the main reason has to do with embarrassment. Being more or less unembarrassable, Americans are fatally attracted to the embarrassing: they have an anti-talent for it (the Oscars, the primaries, the hearings, the trials, Shirley Temple, Clarence Thomas, Andrea Dworkin, Al Sharpton, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Swaggart).

Two years later she was as unpopular as any PM since polling began. Even now public opinion spurns her, and shows a confused and wistful sympathy for all those 'wet' notions — consensus, compassion, collectivism — that she so stoutly opposed. Who is this 'dry' mother, whom people can't love, and what kind of children is she rearing? They all feel guilty — this mother can make anyone feel guilty. But they feel guilty in the wrong kind of way. They miss the old kind of guilt. They want an aggregation that points towards something better than 'acquisitive individualism'.

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