The Arcadian beauty of the forest of Arden is transposed to modern-day China, where rural and urban worlds collide.
As You Like It is perhaps Shakespeare’s sunniest comedy, but there are patches of shade amidst the love-drenched brightness.
Political corruption, fraternal rivalry and melancholy all serve as thematic counterpoints to Shakespeare's investigation of how release from the constraints of court, city, and even gender can permit a profound development of the self.
This dazzling comedy is reimagined in an Oriental world in the Forest of Ar-den. This is the age old story: brothers quarrel, boy meets girl, boy becomes man; four weddings, two reconciliations – and a girl who dresses as a boy. Well, each to his own, nobody's perfect, and... as you like it.