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.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    Until 31 Aug 2019

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  • On Tour

    Various venues
    across the UK

    25 Sep 2019 - 4 Apr 2020

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  • In Cinemas

    Broadcast live on 17 Apr 2019

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  • Running time:

    2 hrs 36 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

22 March, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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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