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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

As You Like It (1953)

TitleAs You Like It
Release LocationsGB
Length48 mins
Play ConnectionsAs You Like It (teleplay)


A major difference between this program and the earlier BBC 1946 As You Like It is the presence in the cast of major actors such as Margaret Leighton, Michael Hordern and Laurence Harvey. The program notes for the music are especially revealing in their scholarly concern to bring the authentic music from Shakespeare's own day into the production. The BBC also used 125 feet of film to support the televised script. The cast included 24 principals plus extras, and the cost came to £2,343

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

Duke SeniorWalter Hudd
RosalindMargaret Leighton
Duke FrederickHenry Oscar
CeliaIsabel Dean
OliverRoderick Lovell
Jaques De BoysGuy Verney
OrlandoLaurence Harvey
AdamHorace Sequeira
DennisMichael Malnick
Le Beau And WilliamStanford Holme
CharlesMichael Brennan
TouchstoneKenneth Connor
AmiensJohn Schlesinger
JaquesMichael Hordern
CorinEliot Makeham
SylviusPeter Wyngarde
PhebePamela Alan
AudreyVida Hope
Sir Oliver MartextStuart Latham
Lords, Attendants, Foresters, Musiciansnot specified

Production Team and Crew Overview

ProducerPeter Ebert
ProducerCampbell Logan
ProductionStephen Bundy

Company Overview

Producer BBC Enterprises

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell