As You Like It


Rosalind, the daughter of an unjustly exiled duke, falls in love with the wronged Orlando, a courtier deprived of his birthright by his brother - but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court.
As You Like It at Shakespeare's Globe

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - comedy
Venue: Shakespeare's Globe
Started: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Closes: Sunday 26 August 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


'As Shakespeare's Globe comes of age and reaches its twenty-first year, it seemed appropriate to start the 2018 summer season with the question 'Who's there?'


The opening words of Hamlet will be the first of many questions asked to audiences and the creative team as we look to the future and the next twenty years of Globe seasons.


Playing alongside Hamlet will be As You Like It.


Both written around 1599, the year the original Globe was built, these plays speak to each other in surprising and exciting ways.


An ensemble of artists will explore these well-thumbed and popular plays in parallel, as if for the first time, and will put the story and the storyteller at the heart of this exploration.'


Synopsis


Rosalind, the daughter of an unjustly exiled duke, falls in love with the wronged Orlando, a courtier deprived of his birthright by his brother - but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court.


Disguised as a boy and accompanied by her cousin Celia, she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden.


There she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love.


A firm favourite among Shakespeare's comedies, and featuring some of his best-loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and brilliant conversation, gentle satire, forgiveness and reparation.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 2 May 2018

Press night:Thursday 17 May 2018

Closes:Sunday 26 August 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:

Gallery (seated) from £22


Yard (standing) £5


Concessions:
£3 off for under 18s

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Access information


Audio‑Described:

Sunday 10 June, 1.00pm


Relaxed Performance:

Sunday 19 August, 1.00pm


Captioned Performance:

Tuesday 3 July, 7.30pm


BSL Interpreted Performance:

Sunday 1 July, 1.00pm


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Production: The Globe Ensemble

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