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"All the World's a Stage, and All the Men and Women Merely Players."
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"Can One Desire Too Much of a Good Thing?"
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"I Like This Place and Willingly Could Waste My Time in It"
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"How Bitter a Thing It is to Look Into Happiness Through Another Man's Eyes!"
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"Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind! Thou Art Not So Unkind As Man's Ingratitude."
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"True is It That We Have Seen Better Days."
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"For Ever and a Day."
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"The Fool Doth Think He is Wise, but the Wise Man Knows Himself to Be a Fool."
William Shakespeare
   wrote   
As You Like It
As You Like It
   is a   
Comedic Play
Rosalind
   is a character in   
As You Like It
Daughter to the Banished Duke
Orlando
   is a character in   
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Son of Sir Rowland De Boys
Celia
   is a character in   
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Daughter to Frederick
Touchstone
   is a character in   
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The Court Jester
Jaques (lord)
   is a character in   
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The Duke's Brother, and Usurper of His Dominions
Oliver
   is a character in   
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Son of Sir Rowland De Boys
Silvius
   is a character in   
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Daughter to the Banished Duke
Corin
   is a character in   
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Shepherd
Phebe
   is a character in   
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A Shepherdess
Frederick
   is a character in   
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The Duke's Brother, and Usurper of His Dominions
Le Beau
   is a character in   
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A Courtier Attending Upon Frederick
Audrey
   is a character in   
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A Country Wench
William
   is a character in   
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A Country Fellow, in Love With Audrey
Adam
   is a character in   
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Servant to Oliver
Amiens
   is a character in   
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Lord Attending on the Banished Duke
Charles
   is a character in   
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Wrestler to Frederick
Sir Oliver Martext
   is a character in   
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A Vicar
Jaques (son)
   is a character in   
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The Duke's Brother, and Usurper of His Dominions
Dennis
   is a character in   
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Shepherd
Hymen
   is a character in   
As You Like It
As You Like It
   begins   
"As I Remember, Adam, It Was Upon This Fashion Bequeathed, Me by Will but Poor a Thousand Crowns"
As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns, and, as thou say'st, charged my brother, on his blessing, to breed me well; and there begins my sadness. My brother Jaques he keeps at school, and report speaks goldenly of his profit. For my part, he keeps me rustically at home, or, to speak more properly, stays me here at home unkept; for call you that keeping for a gentleman of my birth that differs not from the stalling of an ox? His horses are bred better; for, besides that they are fair with their feeding, they are taught their manage, and to that end riders dearly hir'd; but I, his brother, gain nothing under him but growth; for the which his animals on his dunghills are as much bound to him as I. Besides this nothing that he so plentifully gives me, the something that nature gave me his countenance seems to take from me. He lets me feed with his hinds, bars me the place of a brother, and as much as in him lies, mines my gentility with my education. This is it, Adam, that grieves me; and the spirit of my father, which I think is within me, begins to mutiny against this servitude. I will no longer endure it, though yet I know no wise remedy how to avoid it.
As You Like It
   ends   
"When I Make Curtsy, Bid Me Farewell."
It is not the fashion to see the lady the epilogue; but it is no more unhandsome than to see the lord the prologue. If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 'tis true that a good play needs no epilogue. Yet to good wine they do use good bushes; and good plays prove the better by the help of good epilogues. What a case am I in then, that am neither a good epilogue, nor cannot insinuate with you in the behalf of a good play! I am not furnish'd like a beggar; therefore to beg will not become me. My way is to conjure you; and I'll begin with the women. I charge you, O women, for the love you bear to men, to like as much of this play as please you; and I charge you, O men, for the love you bear to women- as I perceive by your simp'ring none of you hates them- that between you and the women the play may please. If I were a woman, I would kiss as many of you as had beards that pleas'd me, complexions that lik'd me, and breaths that I defied not; and, I am sure, as many as have good beards, or good faces, or sweet breaths, will, for my kind offer, when I make curtsy, bid me farewell.
Orlando, Son Of Roland De Boys
   appeared in   
As You Like It
1936
Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, As You Like It
   are all   
Comedies by Shakespeare
Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
   was titled from the literary source   
As You Like It
William Shakespeare






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