Love and Play in the Battle of the Sexes
Shakespeare’s As You Like It is a pastoral romp with transgressive teeth.
More students would enjoy studying Shakespeare if their teachers assigned the comedies instead of the tragedies. One excellent candidate for such a syllabus is the pastoral romantic comedy As You Like It. Rich in meaning and full of Shakespeare’s lovely and inventive language, it’s also a light read whose chief delight is the Bard’s varied use of play.