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As You Like It – Episode 1
19th November 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pmFree
A very rough edited version of ‘As you like it’ on Zoom
Dates for your diary
Thur 19thNov – Audience (Door) Zoom open 7.30 (Zoom Door close 8.00)
Thur 3rd Dec – Audience (Door) Zoom open 7.30 (Zoom Door close 8.00
Both Performances start at 8.00 ( Approx 1 hour duration each).
Booking required at info@ dublinshakespearesociety.ie
Due to the constraints of the “Zoom” meeting platform there is a limited number of people who can view the show. The first 35 bookings secure an entry. Remember, and in line with COVID-19 restrictions, it may be possible for a household to watch the performance together. So if you are a household of 1+ you only need to make one booking.
This play with its cross dressed theme, gender games and sexual ambivalence, and the Forest, speaks to us clearly today. Shakespeare has seen into the future again with this very popular comedy with depth and vision, which is apt to be adapted and performed on Zoom and was originally written in 1598.
The journey of this project began with a rough edited version of ‘ As you like it’ by George Carroll, in the August Workshops, which explored the potential for actors and zoom for a performance. A great and essential learning experience for all. The cast evolved and all who participated in the workshops and where available for the production, continued with the project for performance. All the workshops and all the rehearsal were over zoom.
The Edited text of ‘As you like it’
George: “Brendan ( Co- Director), would you like to come in here.”
Brendan: “Yes, in this edited version of the play for zoom, we begin with Rosalind and Celia. Duke Senior has been( who is Rosalind’s father) deposed from the head of Court by his brother Duke Fredrick, who is Celia’s father. But Celia and Rosalind are very close friends and even closer from these events.”
George: “The background for some of the other characters is, Orlando is the youngest son of recently deceased Sir Roland de Boys and his older brother Oliver. Who is bitter and angry with Orlando and he has been treated him harshly.”
Niamh O’Brien Rhiannon – Rosalind /Ganymede
Fiona Walsh – Celia/Aliena
Benjamin Musgrave – Orlando,
Niall O’Kennedy – Touchstone, First Lord
Sonia Lavelle- Le Beau, Phoebe, Audrey
Barry O’Connor – Duke Frederick, Oliver, Hymen
Billy Mulligan – Corrin, Duke Senior
Padraig Denihan – Silvius, Jacques and
Brendan O Daly as the Director