As You Like It

As You Like It

DVD - 2007
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Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede.
Publisher: [New York] : HBO Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2007
ISBN: 9780783151380
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 AS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 07, 2016

I think the Japanese setting would have worked a lot better in a play than a movie. At least, if Kenneth Branagh wanted to set it in Japan he should have used Asian actors for the country dweller roles.

Still, it's hard to criticize an overall decent Shakespearean film adaptation too much. Kevin Kline steals the show.

Sep 03, 2011

I really enjoyed this adaptation, although I'm not sure if being set in Japan was really necessary. However, it was well acted and the comedy really came through.

Aug 13, 2011

what ninjas and japan doing in Shakespeare's play?

Jul 28, 2011

This movie is amazing! One of my favorites of all time. It makes me laugh throughout it. Celia is so funny and dramatic, it makes me laugh even when she's in the background of a scene. I love Shakespearian comedy!

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