The cast of As You Like It on stage with hands raised in celebration

Education Resources

As You Like It

William Shakespeare

Discover teaching ideas and lesson planning inspiration through our range of resources, activities and other supporting materials on Shakespeare's As You Like It.

As You Like It follows the character of Rosaline as she escapes the confines of the court, with her friend Cecilia, and has to survive in the forest of Arden. To protect them both she takes on the guise of a young man.   

For young people of all ages, there is so much to discuss in this play about the journey each of the characters takes through teh forest as well as lots of themes you can use as routes into the text including:

  • Identity
  • Love
  • Liberty and Freedom

There are so many different ways into the text but you may find the following particularly useful in introducing the the play:

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