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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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The Sun and the Moon: Shakespeare’s Lovers – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Melissa Barrett Music: David Johnson Director: Sun &Moon Theatre Reviewer: Lucy Corley Armed with only a rail of costumes, a guitar and a single chair, two-person company Sun &Moon Theatre have set themselves the challenge of performing iconic scenes from nine Shakespeare plays in an hour-long tour through the various shades and forms in which the ...

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As You Like It – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

  Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   As You Like It isn’t one of Shakespeare’s better plays, although it is a very popular one. Its narrative is rather thin and most of the characters lack a rounded depth - that is not to say it is a bad play but the comedies are in some ways ...

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As You Like It – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Derek Bond Reviewer: Stephen Bates Featherweight romantic fantasy that it is, As You Like It is the home for some of William Shakespeare’s most lyrical passages and the perfect production of it is one that keeps the broad comedy bubbling while contrasting it with a mood of reflective melancholy. Performed in a studio space with little ...

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