As You Like It (1979)





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The second presentation of the BBC/PBS 37-installment project The Shakespeare Plays was the Bard's As You Like It. The plot, borrowed from Thomas Lodge's romance tale "Rosalynde", takes place in the forest of Arden. Rosalind (Helen Mirren) is forced by various political intrigues to disguise herself as a man. She loves Orlando (Brian Stirner), but of course can't declare herself in her "male" state. Meanwhile, Phebe (Victoria Plucknett) pines away for Rosalind, who she assumes to be a very good-looking man. Other romantic entanglements involve Rosalind's friend Celia (Angharad Rees), the buffoonish Touchstone (James Bolan), the toothsome Audrey (Marilyn Le Conte) and Silvius the shepherd (Maynard Williams). Taped on location at Glamis Castle in Scotland, As You Like It mades its American TV debut on February 28, 1979. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Comedy , Romance


Helen Mirren
as Rosalind
Richard Pasco
as Jaques
Brian Stirner
as Orlando
James Bolam
as Touchstone
Clive Francis
as Oliver
Richard Easton
as Duke Frederick
Tony Church
as Banished Duke
John Quentin
as Le Beau
Timothy Bateson
as Sir Oliver Martext
David Prowse
as Charles
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