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Shakespeare in Performance: Stage Production

As You Like It (1977, Royal Shakespeare Company)

TitleAs You Like It
Theater CompanyRoyal Shakespeare Company
Release LocationsUK
Start Date1977-09-08
Play ConnectionsAs You Like It (performance)
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The play opened with an operatic masque scene featuring Hymen and two new characters: Nature and Fortune. When the play moved to Aldwych Theatre for its London revival, the opening scene was dropped. Considerable cast as well as some creative team changes occurred.

Performance Chronicle Gatekeeper — Added 2011-08-05

Cast Overview

Duke SeniorOliver Ford-Davies
RosalindKate Nelligan
Duke FrederickJohn Rhys-Davies
CeliaJudith Paris
OliverCharles Dance
Jaques de BoysBille Brown
OrlandoPeter McEnery
AdamJeffery Dench
DennisMichael Bertenshaw
Monsieur Le BeauGraham Crowden
CharlesJack Klaff
TouchstoneAlan David
AmiensMichael Bulman
JaquesEmrys James
CorinEdwin Richfield
SilviusIan Gelder
PhebeLynsey Baxter
WilliamDavid Shaw-Parker
AudreyAnn Holloway
Sir Oliver MartextPaul Imbusch
HymenMichael Follis
NatureMichael Bulman
FortuneAnn Holloway
HisperiaRoberta Taylor

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorTrevor Nunn
DirectorJohn Caird
DesignerJohn Napier
Lighting DesignerJohn Watts
MusicStephen Oliver
Fight ArrangerPeter Woodward
Musical StagingGillian Lynne

Company Overview

Theater Company Royal Shakespeare Company