The Globe on Tour present "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare
PUBLISHED: 17:30 29 July 2011 | UPDATED: 19:47 20 February 2013
The Globe on Tour present "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare this August at The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle...
Rather than having to travel to London to see a Globe production, the world famous Shakespeares Globe are coming to you at The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle, with a new production of Shakespeares delightful comedy As You Like it, between 10th and 13th August as part of its 2011 UK tour. Directed by James Dacre, a small troupe of actors will present a stripped down version of Shakespeares enchanting play in this beautiful theatre, reviving the old Globe principle of outdoor playing.
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match, but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again, and under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love. As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire and slapstick comedy.
A handful of travelling players breathe new life into this firm favourite among Shakespeares comedies, evoking the touring tradition of the Globes forefathers. So pack your picnic rugs and sun-cream (or waterproofs and a hot-toddy) and join the troupe of travelling players while they bring to life one of Shakespeares most popular comedies.
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The Theatre provides reserved and covered seating. More details can be found on this and the Summer Festival 2011 at www.heverfestival.co.uk, or on Facebook.
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