As You Like It
Seattle Shakespeare Company eases into summer with one of the Bard’s most popular pastoral comedies, romantically staged by director George Mount. Facing persecution from her uncle the Duke, Rosalind flees with her cousin and the court clown into the forest of Arden, a wood overrun with the classic Shakespearean blend of cross-dressers, fools, exiles, musicians, shepherds, swooning lovers, spiteful lovers, love-at-first-sight lovers and sheep. The melancholy Jacques delivers the famous “All the world’s a stage” speech and ballsy heroine Rosalind is the definition of what it means to have wit and to woo. “Men have died from time to time and worms have eaten them, but not for love.” Perhaps for theatre?