William Shakespeare’s As You Like It at Shakespeares Globe Theatre

Tickets are on sale for William Shakespeare’s As You Like It at Shakespeares Globe Theatre from 17 April 2011 until 26 August 2011.

Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match, but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love.

Performed at the Globe and on an Elizabethan-style stage, a small troupe of travelling players breathes new life into this firm favourite among Shakespeare’s comedies, which runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion.

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Tickets on Sale for As You Like It – Stratford Upon Avon

Tickets are on sale for As You Like It – Stratford Upon Avon directed by Michael Boyd.

When two young people fall in love they are unable to act on their impulse. Uncertain of their standing in court and fearing for their lives, Rosalind and Orlando are forced into exile in the Forest of Arden only to become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity.

One of Shakespeare’s great comedies, As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance, confusing gender roles, nature and politics in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be.

The role of Rosalind will be played by Katy Stephens, who recently won the What’s On Stage Theatregoers’ Choice Best Actress Award for her performances as Joan of Arc and Margaret of Anjou as part of the Histories Ensemble.

Jonjo O’Neill also returns to the Company to play Orlando following his roles in the acclaimed 2005 Gunpowder Season. Joining them to play Celia is Mariah Gale, who recently took the roles of Ophelia in Hamlet and the Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost as part of the Summer 2008 season.

RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd directs the new RSC Ensemble in As You Like It following the critically acclaimed 2006 – 2008 Histories Cycle.

As You Like It plays in repertoire at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 18 April – 3 October 2009.

Running time
The running time for As You Like It is 3 hours and 5 minutes including an interval of 20 minutes.

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As You Like It at The Old Vic Theatre by Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes returns to direct year two of The Bridge Project, with another stellar transatlantic lineup including Michelle Beck, Christian Camargo, Ron Cephas Jones, Stephen Dillane, Juliet Rylance and Thomas Sadoski in an intriguing pairing of Shakepeare’s pastoral comedy As You Like It and his late masterpiece The Tempest.

Opened: 12-Jun-2010
Booking until: 21-Aug-2010
Performance Times: Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2pm Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7:30pm
 
Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Sam Mendes

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The Bridge Project: As You Like It

Written around 1600 and set in two contrasting communities; city and forest. Rosalind and Celia have been banished from Court. In fear of their lives, they disguise themselves and seek sanctuary in the Forest of Arden. Amongst the magical and ancient boughs, Rosalind discovers her exiled father, uncovers various truths about herself and others…and falls helplessly in love. But in this earthly paradise nothing is quite what it seems: men do not always act like men, and women can be anything at all…Uplifting, awe-inspiring and immense fun, Shakespeare’s wondrous comedy is a joyous celebration of the liberating power of love and the redeeming spirit of nature.

Sam Mendes returns to direct year two of The Bridge Project, with another stellar transatlantic lineup including Michelle Beck, Christian Camargo, Ron Cephas Jones, Stephen Dillane, Juliet Rylance and Thomas Sadoski in an intriguing pairing of Shakepeare’s pastoral comedy As You Like It and his late masterpiece The Tempest.