As You Like It
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Directed by MICHAEL ALLMAN
BCT Proudly Presents: As You Like It, written by William Shakespeare, to be presented in March 2018. Performance dates and venue to be announced soon!
Journey to the magical Forest of Arden. Flirtation, friendship and mistaken identity make for one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. As You Like it will be presented at BNH hospital in the same kind of stripped-down up-close style that ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ was presented in last year. The simplicity and the closeness gave the audience a unique access to the play and helped them to understand the text, the characters and the relationships.
The play begins when Rosalind escapes into the forest and adopts the persona of a man to get close to her beloved Orlando. But when Phoebe, a Shepard falls for her male disguise, Rosalind must untangle the web of deceptions she has woven to win her true love. Touchstone the clown goes with them to cast a comic skeptical eye on the proceedings. All ends well as the play ends with the marriage of four couples and love (with a little help from Rosalind) unties all the knots.
As You Like It explores the giddy excitement and dizzying foibles of love and is a perfect springtime entertainment. Along with wit and humour the play includes songs, a wrestling match and romance galore.
Appropriate for audiences aged 15 and over.
Directed by: Michael Allman
Produced by: Nimphiya Dhar
Exectutive Producer: Don Harrelson
Venue: BNH Hospital Conference Center (Bangkok)
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