William Shakespeare - As you like it

I read this in preparation for a Dutch production of the play, tonight, by Het Nationale Toneel. To appreciate a live version of Shakespeare, one should read the written version as well is my motto. I can see why this play rates high in the Gender ranking lists. What with all the cross-dressing, gender confusion etcetera. But besides that, it feels like a reshuffling of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Same sort of plot, confused characters and corny comedy. That is not such a bad thing though. I liked watching Midsummer, so I suppose I'll like watching As You Like It (although this one's in Dutch). These comedies usually work better live than written.

23 April 2008

Arden Shakespeare, 2002
Originally published 1623


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