As You Like It
Thursday 19 July 2012 - Sunday 22 July 2012
Shakespeare's Globe On Tour
Performed in Vivary Park, Vivary Road, Taunton, TA1 3JW
Directed by James Dacre
As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion. Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match, but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes 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 in the arts of love. Performed at the Globe and touring on an Elizabethan style stage, a small troupe of travelling players breathes new life into this firm favourite among Shakespeare’s comedies.
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Running time: 2 hrs 45 mins
Tickets: Full £16 60+ £16 Conc. £11
Schools £7.50 Thurs
The performance area will open 1 hour prior to each performance for picnicking. Please bring your own low backed deck chairs or rug and do not bring glass. In case of wet weather please bring waterproofs; umbrellas cannot be used during the performance as it blocks the view for other customers. Please note that the front park gates on Upper High Street will be closed at 9pm so all evening performances will exit through the back gates by the cricket ground.