As You Like It

Rosalind, arguably Shakespeare’s greatest female character, is banished from court and follows her exiled father into the untamed Forest of Arden. Disguised as a man for safety, Rosalind’s great wit and good nature show through her male trappings as she engages with fools and philosophers adrift in the woods and ultimately falls in love.

An LA Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Lynn Collins as Rosalind, Jeff Gardner as Silvius/Jaques de Boys, Alexis Jacknow as Audrey/Dennis/lords/pages, Stacy Keach as Jaques, James Marsters as Duke Frederick/Duke Senior, André Sogliuzzo as Adam/Charles/others, Summer Spiro as Phebe/Amiens/others, James Waterston as Orlando, Jules Wilcox as Celia, Matthew Wolf as Touchstone/Oliver; directed by Barry Creyton; and recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in April 2016.

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William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.

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