RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd directs the new RSC Ensemble in Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It.

As You Like It - part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Summer Season 2009

 

As You Like It directed by Michael Boyd.

A play replete with double-edges! IAPL 09 Thursday, 4 June afternoon-evening excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon


When two young people fall in love they are unable to act on their impulse. Uncertain of their standing in court and fearing for their lives, Rosalind and Orlando are forced into exile in the Forest of Arden only to become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity.

One of Shakespeare’s great comedies, As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance, confusing gender roles, nature and politics in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be.

RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd directs the new RSC Ensemble in As You Like It. This acting company will work together for over two years, and follow the critical acclaim and popularity of The Histories Ensemble, also directed by Michael, who recently concluded their two-year residency in The Courtyard Theatre and completed a sell-out run at London’s Roundhouse.