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As You Like It

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1996 production of As You Like It. Directed by Stephen Pimlott with Niamh Cusack as Rosalind and Liam Cunningham as Orlando.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
17 May 1996
Duration
172 mins

Credits

Director
Steven Pimlott
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Jason Carr
Production Design
Ashley Martin-Davis
Cast
Niamh CusackRosalind
Rachel JoyceCelia
Liam CunninghamOrlando
David TennantTouchstone
John WoodvineJaques
Arthur CoxCorin
Blair WilsonAmiens
Brian AbbottDennis
Colin FarrellForest Lord 1 (Lord)
Colum ConveyDuke Frederick
Doreen AndrewHymen
Emma PooleHisperia
John QuayleAdam
Joseph FiennesSilvius
Mark GillisJaques de Boys
Nathanial DuncanCourt Lord 1 (Lord)
Raymond BowersSir Oliver Martext
Raymond BowersLe Beau
Robert DemegerDuke Senior
Ross O’HennessyCharles
Sebastian HarcombeOliver
Simeon DefoeWilliam
Simon WestwoodCourt Lord 2 (Lord)
Susannah Elliott-KnightAudrey
Victoria HamiltonPhebe

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A recording was also made at the Barbican theatre 8 November 1996.
General
The production combined minimalist staging with Elizabethan costumes.
History
Press night 25 April 1996
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 As You Like It focusing on staging the court, the Forest of Arden, the relationship of Celia and Rosalind (especially her cross-dressing), Jacques, Touchstone and the final revelries].

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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