Aspects of Love: AS YOU LIKE IT
ASPECTS OF LOVE: Shakespeare’s As You Like It
A new two-part series hosted by Alan Stanford
Of all of Shakespeare’s plays, As You Like It mentions the word ‘love’ possibly more than any other. Love occurs and is described in many of Shakespeare’s plays. It is the theme and major problem in Romeo and Juliet; the demon lurking in the form of jealousy in Othello; the motivating factor in All’s Well That Ends Well; and love is shown in its most frustrating aspect in Twelfth Night. But no play in the Shakespearian canon demonstrates the aspects of love as well or as completely as As You Like It. It is almost a treatise on the topic.
In the next two weeks we will discuss the Aspects Of Love, and how they delightfully manifest in this extraordinary comedy.