As You Like It
Griff Rhys Jones
Disguised as a boy, Rosalind (Emma Croft) escapes fromt the plotting and whispering at the court of the Duke to the Forest of Arden, the urban wasteland where the exiled good Duke lives with his court of drop-outs by camps fires and in polythene tents. In this wilderness, where no-one is quite what they appear and everything is a reflection of something else, Rosalind can witness and test Orlando's love.
The ironic commentary by Jacques (James Fox) and the comical antics of Touchstone (Griff Rhys Jones) act as a counterpoint to the central story of true love- tested and triumphant. Shakespeare's comedy, written 400 years ago, is as modern as ever in this new adaptation in the original language.