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Playful and passionate Shakespeare!

Author: Opus Arte

“Inventive, Playful, Captivating… A bonkers trip to the Forest of Arden” (Daily Telegraph ★★★★)

  • As You Like It | Copyright: © Topher McGrillis/ Royal Shakespeare Company

    As You Like It © Topher McGrillis/ Royal Shakespeare Company

  • As You Like It | Copyright: © Topher McGrillis/ Royal Shakespeare Company

    As You Like It © Topher McGrillis/ Royal Shakespeare Company

Rosalind is banished from Court. With her best friend Celia by her side she journeys to a world of exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from the Court into the Forest. What ensues is a riotous combination of a feisty cross-dressing heroine, a tartan-clad fool, melodic songs, questionable poetry and laughs aplenty. Will love conquer all, or is it merely a madness?

Kimberley Sykes directs this playful and passionate version of Shakespeare’s much-loved romantic comedy.

“Antony Byrne is typically commanding in the roles of both fraternal Dukes.” (WhatsOnStage)

“In one of the production’s most enjoyable sequences, he [Sandy Grierson’s Touchstone] calls upon Tom Dawze’s bashful William to assist in his wooing of Charlotte Arrowsmith’s Audrey through British Sign Language. This three-way exchange is delightful and wittily staged.” (The Stage)

“The Forest of Arden has rarely felt more appealing.” (The Guardian)

Genre Drama
Recording location Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Recording date 17 April 2019
Production Company Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Kimberley Sykes
Sets Stephen Brimson Lewis
Light Design Bretta Gerecke
Composer Tim Sutton
Distribution VOD / SVOD Naxos Rights (Europe) Limited
Distribution homevideo / DVD Naxos Rights (Europe) Limited

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