Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'As You Like It'

License to Like: As You Like It at the Folger

"O women, for the love you bear to men, to like as much of this play as please you. And I charge you, O men, for the love you bear to women-- as I perceive by your simpering, none of you hates them-- that between you and the women the play may please." As You Like It, Epilogue Shakespeare via Rosalind gives critics license to be honest about their feelings toward this complicated comedy that includes such relationship issues as warring brothers, runaway youths, exuberant love, malicious hate, crossdressing, gender confusion, and religious conversion. First published in 1623, As You...


Painterly mise-en-scène and acting perfection are hallmarks of the Washington, DC, Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of As You Like It, directed by Michael Attenborough. The Dresser saw Rembrandt portraits in the sepia inflection of the opening set accented by character groupings that occur throughout the entire play and include costumes not easily placed in any timeframe. Particularly, memorable were the bronze and copper-colored bouffant satin gowns worn by Rosalind (played by Zoë Waites) and Celia (Adina Verson). Jonathan Fensom's color complimenting set and costume designs give the minimalist rich brown walls of court versus the silky skirt-like painted curtains of...

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