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As You Like It

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1992 production of As You Like It. Directed by David Thacker with Samantha Bond/Kate Buffery as Rosalind.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
15 Jan 1993
Duration
160 mins

Credits

Director
David Thacker
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Gary Yershon
Production Design
Johan Engels
Cast
Kate BufferyRosalind
Phyllida HancockCelia
Peter de JerseyOrlando
Alan CoxBanished Lord (Lord)
Alan CoxSoldier
Alan CoxJaques de Boys
Alfred BurkeAdam
Andy CryerSilvius
Bella EnahoroLady/Shepherdess
David BurtAmiens
David BurtLord
Emma GregoryPhebe
Emma GregoryLady
Jeffery DenchDuke Senior
John BottCorin
Jonathan CakeLord
Jonathan CakeBanished Lord (Lord)

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Roya Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
17th Century
Plays
As You Like It
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Alternating roles

Notes

General
Kate Buffery and Samantha Bond alternated the roles of Celia and Rosalind. The costumes and set resembled 17th century Dutch paintings.
History
Press night 22 April 1992. The production transferred to the Barbican.
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
Smallwood, Robert As You Like It ((London: Arden Shakespeare, 2003). Discusses post-World War II RSC productions of the play focusing on staging the court, the Forest of Arden, Rosalind and Celia (especially cross-dressing), Jaques and Touchstone, the rustics, and the revelry of the final scene. Billington, Michael The Guardian (London) 24 April 1992.

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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