Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Preparing for ... As You Like It

‘A combustible duo’:
Patsy Ferran, left, as Celia and Rosalie Craig as Rosalind
Photograph: Johan Persson
Spoiler Alert

We are preparing to see As You Like It on Thursday.

Our preparation involves looking at the ten top quotes and learning the plot line.

This is not easy for every time Rebecca tries this pedagogy she is greeted with cries of spoiler, spoiler from her boys.

They want to be absolutely surprised!

middle?  Mark Benton who will do the famous
"All the world's a stage ..."
Perhaps only Rebecca and I will look at the spoilers, a story of feuds between two different sets of brothers.

I go a step further and look at some of the reviews:

The Guardian's Susannah Clapp gives us "out with merriment, in with humour".

The Guardian's Michael Billington says "love gets lost in a forest of chairs".

In The Telegraph Dominic Cavendish pillories the play with "I felt I'd aged four score years."

Good or bad, the reviews always make me want to go.

Arta who is trying to remember that "one (wo)man in his time plays many parts...." 

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