As You Like It (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare)
This pastoral comedy is one of Shakespeare's best loved, owing to its delightful heroine - the wise, witty, and virtuous Rosalind. Rosalind, daughter of the deposed Duke Senior, is exiled from the court by her wicked uncle. Disguising herself as a young man and accompanied by her cousin Celia,... show more
This pastoral comedy is one of Shakespeare's best loved, owing to its delightful heroine - the wise, witty, and virtuous Rosalind.
Rosalind, daughter of the deposed Duke Senior, is exiled from the court by her wicked uncle. Disguising herself as a young man and accompanied by her cousin Celia, she takes refuge in the Forest of Arden. In the forest Rosalind meets Orlando with whom she is in love, but her male disguise complicates matters, especially when Rosalind finds she has unwittingly attracted the shepherdess Phebe. But out of the confusion comes reconciliation and forgiveness, and all ends happily.
Rosalind is played by Niamh Cusack, Orlando by Stephen Mangan. Victoria Hamilton is Celia, and Gerard Murphy is Jaques.
Publish date: 2000-05-01
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
La traición y enemistad entre el Duke Frederick, el hermano usurpador, y Duke Senior, el hermano usurpado, no es compartido por sus respectivas hijas, Celia y Rosalind, quienes deciden escapar juntas a un bosque alejado con un fiel bufón y con nuestra heroína, Rosalind, vestida de hombre para proteg...
What a strange and wonderful play. It feels almost as if Shakespeare is satirizing himself and his audience, and the clue is in the play. The play starts out as by setting up good guys and bad guys and then the action moves off to the forest of Arden where it becomes entirely a silly romance. It ...
Back when I first read this play for university English I didn't think all that much of it because I had simply thrown it in with that collection of boring Shakespearian plays called 'The Comedy's' (not that I found all of the comedy's boring, just most of them because there were, in my opinion, sim...
After reading Richard III and Othello recently, this light-hearted comedy seemed a bit tame. As You Like It is typically partnered with Twelfth Night, both known for their cross-dressing. As You Like It revolves around a Duke's banishment by his brother, forcing him into the Forest of Arden where it...
Love is merely a madness, and, I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do: and the reason why they are not so punished and cured is that the lunacy is so ordinary that the whippers are in love too. - Rosalind As You Like It 3.2, ll. 362-365 Note: The review below was taken...