As You Like It

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Michell, Max Adrian, full cast
  • 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

"All the world's a stage...." In the enchanted forest of Arden, everyone has their way. Sins are forgiven, quarrels are resolved, and love rules over all. And - just as the author liked it - the frolic of clowns and comedy includes provocative insight into nature versus society and into humanity itself. Follow Orlando, Celia, Rosalind, and Touchstone the Clown from court to forest in this play that features disguised princesses, an unjustly deposed ruler, and a handsome leading couple. Actors Vanessa Redgrave (Rosalind) and Keith Michell (Orlando) head the cast of celebrity performers in this Shakespearean romp of mischief, intrigue, and surprise.

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This is a good, complete version that does not require filling in gaps to understand, or straining to comprehend the language. I like that the music fits in well.
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- Mary

Hard to follow

If you haven't previously encountered As You Like It in some form, be it print or performance, I don't recommend starting with this version. While I picked up on the overall plot, there were definitely points when I was completely lost because I wasn't sure who was speaking. This recording was also hard to hear in spots, which didn't help. The music was lovely though - this was the first time I've really understood how a chorus can contribute to a play.
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- CaitlĂ­n Mitchell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Caedmon Audio