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As You Like It – Barbican Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: Scott Matthewman All the world’s a stage, we hear from As You Like It’s most famous soliloquy. And so, muses Kimberley Sykes’ production for the RSC, is the Forest of Arden. Once action moves away from Duke Frederick’s court, the house lights come up and the theatre becomes the forest, the audience the ...

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As You Like It – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Director Kimberley Sykes uses the current production of As You Like It to examine whether, as is opined in the play, the world really is a stage.  The show opens in what might be considered the traditional manner- a bleak monochrome court from which the increasingly paranoid Duke has banished many ...

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As You Like It – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: Katy Roberts The Royal Shakespeare Company is kicking off its summer 2019 season with As You Like It, and what a fine production to open on. As You Like It is a story of the joys (and confusions) of falling in love and has all the classic elements that makes it one of Shakespeare’s ...

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As You Like It – Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Rosalind in As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s greatest female roles, a protagonist with wit and intelligence who commands much of the action. The play itself will either sweep you away with its dreamy romanticism, or, to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw, it’s crowd-pleasing sentimentality will get on your nerves. Max ...

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Arden/Everywhere – Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York

(Arden/Everywhere) (Baruch PAC) (NYC) (c)Russell Rowland

Writer: William Shakespeare Director & Adaptor: Jessica Bauman Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers New Feet Productions’ adaptation of As You Like It highlights the international refugee crisis with its staging of Shakespeare’s classic tale of exile and hidden identity. Hinting at modernity but with no tangible time period, the production creates a sense of timelessness amid a set consisting of wooden pallets ...

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The HandleBards: As You Like It – Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

four women on wicker basketed bikes in edwardian dress

Reviewer: Emily Hall You won’t regret the trek outside of the Old Town to the fringe of the Fringe to the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens for this stunning dusk performance. The blooms and sunbathed castle in the distance might take your breath away, but the brash ladies who biked there to perform Shakespeare will take your food and your alcohol. Find ...

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As You Like It – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Phillip Wilson Composer and Musical Director: Jon Nicholas Reviewer: Abbie Rippon This year Storyhouse has brought three classic tales to Chester’s summer open air season, and what other way to while away a summer evening than enjoying the revelries of the Forest of Arden watching the bards classic As You Like It with a glass of ...

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As You Like It – mac, Birmingham

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Michael Dyer Reviewer: Claire Going That famous line, ‘all the world’s a stage, and the men and women merely players’, is voiced by Jaques in As You Like It, and yet it seems that in The Festival Players’ production, as in Shakespeare’s time, all the men and women are merely men. Confused? That’s half the fun. ...

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