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As You Like It

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

As You Like It

cutting and notes by John Minigan from the original by Shakespeare

A one act annotated version of Shakespeare's love filled comedy.

 About 45 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 19
9 M | 4 W | 6 Any Gender


Simple Set


 27 pages

Comedy Classical Adaptation Shakespeare Shakespeare in an Hour

Orlando loves Rosalind, but before he can do anything about it, he must run away from his villainous brother. Rosalind loves Orlando, but before she can do anything about it, she must abandon court and wear a disguise. Both end up in the Forest of Arden, where there is definitely love in the air. But will it find Orlando and Rosalind?

19 Characters
9 M, 4 W, 6 Any Gender

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

ORLANDO [M] 74 lines
Youngest son of the late Sir Rowland, later in love with Rosalind.
OLIVER [M] 28 lines
Eldest son of the late Sir Rowland, later in love with Celia.
TOUCHSTONE [M] 28 lines
A clown in the court of Duke Frederick, later in love with Audrey.
SILVIUS [A] 15 lines
A poetic shepherd, in love with Phebe.
ADAM [A] 8 lines
Servant to Orlando.
CHARLES [A] 8 lines
Wrestler for Duke Frederick.
SIR OLIVER MARTEXT [A] 2 lines
A country vicar.
JACQUES (DE BOYS) [A] 1 line
Second son of the late Sir Rowland.
WILLIAM [A] 6 lines
A country bumpkin.
ROSALIND [W] 113 lines
Daughter of Duke Senior, later in love with Orlando. Disguises herself as a male page, Ganymede.
CELIA [W] 53 lines
Daughter of Duke Frederick, later in love with Oliver. Disguises herself as Aliena.
PHEBE [W] 17 lines
A shepherdess who falls in love with Ganymede.
AUDREY [W] 13 lines
A woman from the country.
DUKE FREDERICK/DUCHESS FREDERICA [A] 13 lines
Ruler of the court; he sent Duke Senior, his brother, into exile in the Forest of Arden.
DUKE SENIOR/DUCHESS SENIOR [A] 14 lines
Sent into exile and living happily in the Forest of Arden. Friend of the late Sir Rowland.
JAQUES (pronounced JAY-kweez) [M] 22 lines
Lord attending Duke Senior.
CORIN/CORINNE [A] 1 line
An older shepherd.
LE BEAU [A] 7 lines
Servant of Duke Frederick.
HYMEN [A] 3 lines
Lord attending on Duke Senior in disguise as the God of Marriage.
LORDS/LADIES [A] 0 lines
Attending both Dukes.

Prop List

chain, food, sword, papers

Multimedia

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