Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0767. Thursday, 24 October 1996.
Date: Wednesday, 23 Oct 1996 15:46:06 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Q: *AYL*
To my embarrassment, a student raised an excellent question during our
discussion of *As You Like It*. I was embarrassed because, in all my years of
considering this play, one which I enjoy very much, I never noticed this--the
texture of prose and verse in this play. She (my student) asked why there is
so much prose and why the delineations between the two forms. There is no
comedy versus serious stuff correlative (hmm, problem with terminology there),
no social rank of characters correlation.
Anyone who has some ideas on this?