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Playwright

William Shakespeare

Performance Dates

October 27-29, 1966

Creative Team

Director - Charles W. Dodrill

Designer-Technical Director - Fred Thayer

Costume Designer and Coordinator - Mrs. Petie Dodrill

Music Arrangements and Director - Anthony Ginter

Dance Staged by - Mrs. Eula Sabock

Synopsis

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio, 1623. The play's first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility.

As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches (such as "All the world's a stage", "too much of a good thing" and "A fool! A fool! I met a fool in the forest"). Jaques provides a sharp contrast to the other characters in the play, always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country.

Historically, critical response has varied, with some critics finding the work of lesser quality than other Shakespearean works and some finding the play a work of great merit. The play remains a favourite among audiences and has been adapted for radio, film, and musical theatre.

As You Like It. (2017, June 4). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:14, June 12, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=As_You_Like_It&oldid=783719380

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre History

Keywords

College Theater, Otterbein University Theater, Drama

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