The Shakespeare play, “As You Like It,” is a favorite of many. This play is often considered a classic and has been adapted for film, television, and stage for generations. It is a popular choice among theatergoers due to its sweeping narrative and rich characters. The story is set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare. It is thought to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. A performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested, though this is not confirmed. The play is based on the lives of two men who fall in love with each other.
As You Like It explores the cruelty of court life, pokes holes in romantic conventions, and invests in pastoral traditions. It also explores the tension between reason and romance, nature and fortune, and the distinctions between the young and old.
Shaina Taub’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play “As You Like It” was produced by the Public Theater as its final Shakespeare in the Park production. It was originally scheduled to run for a full year in 2020, but the pandemic postponement has led to a limited production. The production was accompanied by a documentary, “Under the Greenwood Tree,” which is now available online.
The play’s streamlined presentation is a delight to revisit. “Rosalind” is a brisk pleasure, and Jones’s voice is both sweet and steely. Meanwhile, Blankson-Wood makes her Rosalind playful in “Will You Be My Bride?” The generous ensemble creates an endearing and sociable whole, which contributes to the play’s likability. Shaina Taub’s lyricism is easy to follow and understand, but requires a certain amount of effort.
Public Works Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy As You Like It opens August 30. The musical adaptation features music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. The production also includes choreography by Sonya Tayeh and restaging by Billy Griffin. This production is part of Public Works, the theater’s local initiative that seeks to engage diverse communities through participatory theater. This is the company’s 10th anniversary production.
This Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s play As You Like It is presented in Central Park as a free outdoor theatre production. It features a cast of professional actors as well as members of the community. Adapted by Shaina Taub, the show is a rousing, entertaining musical. Directed by Laurie Woolery, this production has been hailed as a dazzling adaptation of a beloved classic.
In a Kayvon Khoshkam as You Like It review, I’ll focus on his comedic timing and the witty character of Touchstone, a court clown. His running gag about bees is hilarious, and his costume is designed by Carmen Alatorre. Touchstone’s romantic entanglements with an Okanagan farmer, Emma Slipp, are equally amusing, especially when she reveals she’s not a slut.
“As You Like It” is Kenneth Branagh’s fifth Shakespeare adaptation, and is an appealing romantic comedy with a convoluted plot. This movie also takes a few notable liberties with Shakespeare’s original play, setting it in 19th century Japan, but it should be able to please Shakespeare lovers of all ages.
The film’s setting is a late 19th century European colony in Japan after the Meiji Restoration. The film was produced by The Shakespeare Film Company and financed by HBO and BBC Films. Branagh did not star in the film, but he directed the first two.
Branagh remained behind the camera for this adaptation, but his cast is excellent. Rosalind is one of Shakespeare’s most iconic female roles, and Bryce Dallas Howard plays the part with all her might. As the Duke Frederick, Brian Blessed is equally good.