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As You Like It

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1989 production of As You Like It. Directed by John Caird with Sophie Thompson as Rosalind.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
11 Jan 1990
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
John Caird
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Ilona Sekacz
Production Design
Ultz
Choreographer
Matthew Bourne
Cast
Sophie ThompsonRosalind
Gillian BevanCelia
Jerome FlynnOrlando
Mark WilliamsTouchstone
Hugh RossJaques
Adrian HiltonCourtier/Forester
Adrian HiltonDennis
Alan CummingSilvius
Alan CummingCourtier
Alison RuffelleCourtier/Goatgirl
Andrew HeskerSir Oliver Martext
Andrew HeskerCourtier/Forester
Andrew TanseyCharles
Andrew TanseyHymen
Cassie StuartPhebe
Cassie StuartCourtier
Clara OnyemereCourtier/Goatgirl
Clifford RoseDuke Frederick
Clifford RoseDuke Senior
Craig PinderCourtier
Craig PinderAmiens
David JoyceCourtier/Forester
Eric FrancisAdam
George MalpasCourtier
George MalpasCorin
Howard WardOliver
Hugh RossLe Beau
Jason FlemyngCourtier/Forester
Jason FlemyngJaques de Boys
Joanna MaysCourtier
Joanna MaysAudrey
Judith BrydonCourtier/Goatgirl
Maxwell HutcheonCourtier/Forester
Simon D’ArcyCourtier/Forester

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1930s
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Children were played by Paul Brookes, Andrew Kwan, Robert Langley, Ray Lawley, Charlotte O’Dowd, Louise Potter, Charlotte Potts, Minna Zouhou.
History
Press night 13 September 1989.
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Snallwood, Robert, As You Like It (London: Arden Shakespeare, 2003). [Discusses post World War II Royal Shakespeare Company productions of As You Like It, focusing on directorial approaches to staging the court, the Forest of Arden, the relationship of Rosalind and Celia, Rosalind (especially her cross-dressing), Jaques and Touchstone, the rustics, and the revelry of the final scene. Discusses productions by Herbert M. Prentice, Glen Byam Shaw, Michael Elliott, David Jones , Buzz Goodbody, Trevor Nunn, Terry Hands, Adrian Noble, John Caird, David Thacker, Steven Pimlott, and Gregory Doran].

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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