Shakespeare in the park

As You Like It.
As You Like It.
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THE Globe Theatre will be bringing to life Shakespeare’s romantic comedy ‘As you Like It’ in the grounds of Williamson Park, Lancaster next month.

The plot follows Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, as she falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match, leading to her uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishing her from court.

Disguised as a boy, she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him the art of love.

The Globe’s actors will be following the experience of Elizabethan players, taking all the equipment they need and adapting the play to a wealth of glorious venues including the Williamson Park’s natural amphitheatre ‘The Dell’.

‘As You Like It’ runs from Thursday, June 9 until Sunday, June 12. Evening performances (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) start at 7.30pm. The final performance (Sunday matinee) starts at 3pm.

see the Lancaster Guardian (19-05-11) for full story.