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As You Like It (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  17 December 1978 (UK)
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After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

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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 Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: As You Like It  »

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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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19 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As You Like It is supposed to be a comedy - this is not funny at all and remarkably boring! I have seen this play in the Globe Theatre and the Southwark Playhouse both of which were brilliant, this isn't. I was bored 15 minutes into it and was no more entertained by the end of it.

As You Like It is fantastic as a written play and performed on stage but this is a really bad adaptation of it and it's a waste of money to buy it. The plot moves far too slowly and it's quite difficult to know what's going on if you're not familiar with the plot already. Even the brilliant actress Helen Mirrin couldn't save it.

There are other TV adaptions of As You Like It, perhaps I'll give them a try instead.


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