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As U Like It (Theater 2020)

13 Members say: Entertaining, Quirky, Delightful, Funny, Ambitious
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1h 30m | Already closed | South Oxford Space (Brooklyn)

Theater 2020 invites you to experience Shakespeare’s delightful pastoral comedy full of some of his most memorable characters, in this adaptation set in modern times. More…

Shakespeare tackles gender fluidity with comic gusto. Meet some of the Bard’s most famous characters, including the guitar strumming melancholy Jaques (“All the world’s a stage”), the rapping jester Touchstone (who is joined by the puppet Audrey), and the cross dressing Rosalind. This production includes original music and is perfect for the whole family.


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90
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love Shakespeare and are looking for 90 minutes of fun and laughter.

Don't see it if You're looking for a flashy show. It's tiny, multiple characters are played by more than 1 person, 1 character is played by a puppet.

Also although the stage may be small, the show delivery more than made up f... Read more Read less

88
Really fantastic, stripped down performance

See it if You just need shskespeare's language and not the props or stage.

Don't see it if You are looking for an elaborately staged show.

87
Easy to find the enchantment in this spirited, lighthearted & joyous 90 minute adaptation

See it if you want to enjoy the very talented (mostly non-Equity) cast seemingly having a grand time.

Don't see it if you don't like bare-bones off-off-off Broadway productions.

Also Standing out amongst the cast of 10: Carolyn Hartvigsen (Rosalind), Mi... Read more Read less

83
Funny, Romantic, Great songs, Clear, Bare bones

See it if you're looking for a clear, stripped down accounting of Shakespeare’s most pastoral comedy.

Don't see it if you’re looking for an elaborate production or the complete script.

Also I enjoyed this production of Shakespeare’s most pastoral comedy out of... Read more Read less

81
Quirky, Refreshing, Great writing, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you're familiar with & love Shakespeare. A recent visit to the Globe in London enhanced my appreciation for this production.

Don't see it if you need Broadway glitz. This is a bare- bones effort, no sets, minimal props, performance driven, some of which rapid & hard to understand

79
Great acting, Intelligent, Charming, Entertaining, Bare bones

See it if you're charmed by this comedy, acted with keen, admirable fervor. No sets, tiny stage, but original music & great costumes fill the bill!

Don't see it if you need fleshed-out staging, dislike actors in dual roles. My peeve—audience members with no filter on brash laughter & shout-outs to cast.

79
Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Want to see a fun showing of Shakespeare. You support community theatre. The leads were particularly enjoyable.

Don't see it if Want a full Shakespeare experience (the script is cut down to fit in 90 minutes). Need full sets and props to understand/ enjoy performances

78
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want some music with your Shakespeare as well as simple sets and engaged performers delighting you with the bard's romantic words.

Don't see it if you desire a more elaborate staging and a professional acting ensemble. These actors have fun with their roles and we enjoy their enjoyment.

77
Ambitious, Entertaining, Minimalist

See it if you like an intro to this Shakespearean play in its minimalist/abridged form and don't mind a minimalist production - in set/costume & cast.

Don't see it if you want a big production /period set & costume design typical of Shakespeare. But as consolation it makes you concentrate on the dialogues.

77
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You want a solid, charming & fun performance You want a cast with solid classical training.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare transposed to a modern setting. You don't want any of the verse cut. You prefer big production values.

76
Dizzying, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare with a slight modern twist

Don't see it if You can't handle Shakespearean language or acrors playing multiple roles

75
Funny, Ambitious, Delightful, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You like seeing Shakespeare with with a twist (modern). And like to see actors having fun together.

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist or want big flashy sets.

Also This show was fun, and I think could work for younger Shakespeare fans... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate non gifted perfirmers enjoying thwmsoelves

Don't see it if you don't like nervous non gifted preeformens enjying themselves

Also nonetheless, it's a good play with several top noth performers done wi... Read more Read less


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