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As You Like It

You May Have to Use the Jakes, John or Loo, but Don't Name a Kid After It

Francis Levy | Posted 08.12.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

It is no coincidence the etymology of the name of the melancholy Jaques from As You Like It is Jakes, which is the slang for toilet. Many of the character's most brilliant asides (which anticipate Hamlet's dark view) amount to the fact that everything is shit. Describing his state in Act IV, Scene 1, he says,

Sans Teeth, Sans Eyes? Shakespeare's Views on Aging Aren't That Simple

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

If Shakespeare were alive today, it's likely that he would be writing very differently about the experience of aging, time, and death. People live longer and, at least in developed countries, are in far better mental and physical health than they were in Elizabethan England.

Lee Hall Compares Translating 'Shakespeare in Love' From the Screen to the Stage to Doing an Enormous Suduko

Jim Hill | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Now that Shakespeare in Love has officially opened in the West End and been hailed by the critics as " ... a grand adaptation" and " ... a swooning delight," Lee Hall is ready to talk about how tough it actually was to translate the Academy-Award winning screenplay to the stage.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

'To Be Or Not To Be': That Was Our Poll Question | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books

William Shakespeare would have turned 450 on Wednesday. In honor of his birthday, a HuffPost/YouGov poll posed some of his most memorable questions to...

If You Care About Shakespeare at All, Get Thee to Women of Will

Carey Purcell | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

"Why would a card-carrying feminist spend all her time with a dead white male?" Why, indeed? The answer can be found in Women of Will, Tina Packer's exploration of women in the Shakespearean canon.

An Ardent Forest in Central Park: 'As You Like It'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.22.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

For fans of romantic comedy, a play that ends with three weddings is the ultimate fantasy. As You Like It, this summer's first Shakespeare in the Park...

'As You Like It' Review: Daniel Sullivan Staging Sets Off Shakespeare In The Park

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 08.21.2012 | Home
Wilborn Hampton

With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, the current As You Like It is a good start to the next 50 years of Shakespeare in the Park.

The Return Of Woody, Fiona And Eggers

Posted 06.18.2012 | Home


Steve Martin Scores A Play

Posted 06.04.2012 | Home


Shakespeare's 'As You Like It,' Scored By This Guy

Posted 03.08.2012 | Home

The Public Theater's 50th Anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park will feature "As You Like It," with music composed by none other than comedic genius ...

For Shakespeare Company, All New York's a Stage

Vera Haller | Posted 10.04.2011 | New York
Vera Haller

This summer is truly the season of the Brits in New York City. The fine actors of Britannia are ruling the city's summer theatrical scene.

Lucas Kavner

Is This The Most Ambitious Theater Project Ever? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Shipping 400 tons of steel, more than 60 performers and close to 50 separate 40-foot shipping containers across the Atlantic to build a br...

Shakespearean Shenanigans at BAM

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As You Like It is a natural crowd-pleaser and the production at BAM rises to the traditional Shakespearean hilarity: red-nosed clowning, ribaldry, gir...

Musings on Swine Flu: Birth and Death, the Circle of Life

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

I thought about the parallels of the newborn and almost gone: no hair, diapers, no teeth, inability to walk, weak immunity, dependency. And the miracle and the natural progression of the circle of life.