Item description for As You Like It (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare, Niamh Cusack, Stephen Mangan, Victoria Hamilton & Arkangel Cast ...
Overview Presents Shakespeare's comedy play about the romantic struggles of Rosalind, who disguises herself as a young man when she is banished to the Forest of Arden, and Orlando, in a full-cast dramatization featuring Niamh Cusack, Stephen Mangan, Victoria Hamilton, and others.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 6" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 10, 2005
Publisher Audio Partners
ISBN 1932219048 ISBN13 9781932219043
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More About William Shakespeare, Niamh Cusack, Stephen Mangan, Victoria Hamilton & Arkangel Cast
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King's New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would die at age eleven), and a girl, Judith, were born in 1585. By 1592 Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as -an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers.- Shakespeare became a principal shareholder and playwright of the successful acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain's Men (later under James I, called the King's Men). In 1599 the Lord Chamberlain's Men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here many of Shakespeare's plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin. In addition to his 37 plays, Shakespeare had a hand in others, including Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen, and he wrote poems, including Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization, in 1609. In 1611 or 1612 he gave up his lodgings in London and devoted more and more time to retirement in Stratford, though he continued writing such plays as The Tempest and Henry VII until about 1613. He died on April 23 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. No collected edition of his plays was published during his life-time, but in 1623 two members of his acting company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, put together the great collection now called the First Folio.
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Tangled Bloodlines -- Pastoral Passion Jun 15, 2007
Orlando's greedy brother wants him out of the way. Rosalind's uncle the Duke wants her out of the way. When Orlando disappears at the same time Rosalind and her cousin disappear, the Duke sends the brother to retrieve them.
Orlando flees to Arden Forest, where the Rosalind's father, who was deposed by the present Duke, leads a band of outlaws reminiscent of Robin Hood's Merry Men. Rosalind dons men's clothes and buys a farm on the edge of Arden. Then things begin to really get complicated. In order for everyone to live happily ever after, Shakespeare has to resort to some highly improbable coincidences and repentances.
Not one of Shakespeare's best plays, but entertaining enough, especially as it has been done so well by Arkangel Shakespeare.