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As You Like It (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  17 December 1978 (UK)
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Orlando is forced to work like a servant for his brother Oliver, so he goes to win his fortune in a wrestling contest, where he meets a lady of the court, Rosalind. Rosalind (daughter of ... See full summary »

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Orlando is forced to work like a servant for his brother Oliver, so he goes to win his fortune in a wrestling contest, where he meets a lady of the court, Rosalind. Rosalind (daughter of the deposed duke) is companion to Celia, niece of the deposed Duke, and when the current duke banishes Rosalind from the kingdom, she, Celia, the court jester (and incidentally Orlando) all end up in the forest or Arden, where the deposed Duke holds court. Romantic mixups, cross-dressing, love poems nailed to trees, and a lion await them all. Written by Kathy Li (revised by Albert Sanchez Moreno)

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The entire play was shot on location at Glamis Castle in Scotland. See more »

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Orlando: Only in the world I fill up a place, which may be better supplied when I have made it empty.
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Version of BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: As You Like It (1953) See more »

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16 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Helen Mirren...James Brolam...a good cast list but an absolutely awful performance. The Forest of Arden for starters left me watching and anticipating a dog walker to wander into shot to accompany the sounds of the M/A road motorway in the background. Apart from the camera angles being poor and far too close, the acting is so wooden that one is forced to admire the slight effort in the costumes.

What is perhaps most noticeable, however, is the distinct lack of justice that the performance gives Shakespeare's play...for me Helen Mirren failed to produce a good performance and it seems that the poor and awkward movements seemed to summarise the piece, with the 'fight' scenes being less than a tussle. Overall, an awful performance that struggled to present any likeness to the original Shakespearean text.


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