As You Like It | Critical Essay by Kay Stanton

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of As You Like It.
This section contains 4,598 words
(approx. 16 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Kay Stanton

Critical Essay by Kay Stanton

SOURCE: “The Disguises of Shakespeare's As You Like It,” in Iowa State Journal of Research, Vol. 59, No. 3, February, 1985, pp. 295-305.

In the following essay, Stanton argues that many of As You Like It's characters disguise their true feelings and nature, a fact which clarifies many of the play's nuances.

The physical disguise of Rosalind as the male “Ganymede” is one of the most discussed features of Shakespeare's As You Like It.1 Most commentary, however, either completely neglects or minimally addresses the disguises of Celia as “Aliena” and the Clown as “Touchstone.” More than a simple plot device, the disguises of these three characters provide an external manifestation for their internal tensions. Furthermore, several of the other characters disguise themselves in less dramatic ways...

(read more)

This section contains 4,598 words
(approx. 16 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Kay Stanton