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ED2012 Theatre Review: As You Like It (Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club)

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In the true spirit of the eccentricity of Shakespeare, this all-male cast presents a spectacle of linguistic complexity, slapstick humour and wigs falling off heads. Shakespeare’s classic comedy is thrown into a subtle tale of time travel as Rosalind tempts her love, Orlando, in the classic story of gender-swapping love games. Amongst the many surprises, filled with physicality and refined acting, are witty references to pop culture – music featuring the likes of Beyonce. The time travelling aspects of this performance are not immediately obvious and some melodramatic moments feel slightly forced, however due to the sheer enthusiasm of the cast as well as the originality of this adaptation you will be sure to laugh.

C, 2-18 Aug, 3.30pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Khristine Gallagher]

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