As You Like It

Mariah Gale lying in a hand cart in As You Like it

Shakespeare's pastoral comedy is believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623.

Unable to act on their feelings and forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity.

As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature and politics are confused in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be.

The play contains one of Shakespeare's most famous monologues, 'All the World's a Stage' (Act 2, Scene 7).

Full synopsis
Read the story of As You Like It in plain English.

Famous quotes 
We've selected some well-known quotes from As You Like It.

Maria Aberg's production 2013
Find out more about this production including photos, video interviews and a recording of Q&A talk with Maria Aberg about her vision for the play.

Michael Boyd production 2009
View photos and watch interviews and the trailer for this production, which played in Stratford-upon-Avon, London and New York.

Photo by Ellie Kurttz: Mariah Gale as Celia in Michael Boyd's As You Like It.

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