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As You Like It The play As You Like It was written between the years of 1598 and 1599 Many knew this play as a romantic comedy As You Like It is a play with two main plots there is the conflict between Orlando and his older brother Oliver and there is the usurpation of the throne by Duke Frederick from his brother Duke Senior The original play was made up of songs and joking banters But on a deeper level the play provides the chance for the main character Rosalind to discuss a host of subjects and emotions throughout the play through her eyes In the beginning of play Duke Frederick overthrows his older brother Duke Senior and banishes him to the Forest of Arden Duke Frederick allows Duke Seniors daughter Rosalind to stay Rosalind falls in love with Orlando and he with her after he beats Charles in a wrestling match Frederick goes on to banish Duke Seniors daughter Rosalind Fredericks daughter Celia Rosalinds cousin flees her evil father with Rosalind and they head to the Forest of Arden Orlando had rebelled at being kept a prisoner by his older brother Oliver Duke Frederick and Oliver had hoped that Charles would kill or cripple Orlando in the match but Orlando managed to throw and injure Charles Soon after Orlando flees his older brother Oliver after their servant Adam warns Orlando of Olivers plans to kill him Orlando and Adam also flee to the Forest of Arden Duke Frederick upon finding Celia Rosalind and Orlando missing orders Oliver to find them or face banishment himself In the Forest Rosalind disguised as Ganymede a male and Aliena and the clown Touchstone purchase a shepherds hut a flock and a pasture from two shepherds Corin and Silvius In another part of the forest the banished Duke Senior discusses the philosophizing of his melancholy courier Jaques who
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