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As you like it
Transcript of As you like it
As you like it
year 8 English term 2
About the play
by Bronwyn Smith and Claire Roder
"As you like it was" written at the height of Shakespeare's productivity.
what were two other plays that Shakespeare wrote in 1599?
what do Rosalind and Celia call themselves while disguised?
who is the god that officiates at the wedding between Rosalind and Orlando?
at which event do Rosalind and Orlando meet?
who does oliver fall in love with?
written as part of a series of plays to entertain queen Elizabeth
written in 1599, after Shakespeare wrote a Midsummer's Nights Dream
Sir de bois dies, leaving his inheritance to his eldest son oliver
a wrestler called charles comes from a nearby court fearing orlando will challenge him and is reassured by oliver
Rosalind, daughter of Duke Senoir:
Orlando,youngest son of Sir Rowland
Duke Senior, father of Rosalind
Ceila, faughter of Duke Frederick
Oliver, eldest son of Sir Rowland
Rosalind is the main girl in the play and is kind and smart. She manages to create a happy ending for the play in which (almost) everyone is satisfied.
Ceila is Rosalind's cousin and best friend. She accompanies her throughout the play.
Orlando is the main boy in the play and the cliche procrastinate, his traits being loyalty, charm and unexpected strength and wits.
Oliver is greedy and selfcentered. He pays no attention to others.
Phoebe is one of those charecters that you are meant to dislike. Thankfully, she ends up unhappy.
Silvius is easy to pity. He is a poor suffering shepard who offers his help to Rosalind and Ceila.
Duke Senior is a rather relaxed man who makes the best of every situation.
Duke seniors court has been overturned by his brother, and when Orlando arrives to challenge Charles he and Rosalind fall in love. Orlando is warned of an attempt on his life and flees to the forest of Ardennes
Duke Frederick kicks out Rosalind, so Rosalind, Celia and touchstone flee under the aliases Ganymede and aliena . Duke Frederick leads a hunt to retrieve his daughter
Orlando barges in on duke senior in the forest demanding food, the duke accepts him into his company Ganymede and Aliena run into a Shepard called Silvius who is in love with the disdain full phoebe, they then by a house near them.
Rosalind (Ganymede) runs into Orlando who tells her of how much he is in love with RosalindPhoebe falls in love with Ganymede/RosalindOliver turns up and he and aliena/Celia fall in love
Rosalind promises phoebe that Ganymede will marry her if he will ever marry. All the couples congregate at aliena and Oliver's wedding and Ganymede and aliena return as themselves with hymen, the god of marriage
Hymen marries off Orlando and Rosalind, Oliver and Celia, phoebe and Silvius and touchstone and Audrey. Duke Frederick goes into a monastery
Duke Frederick kicks out Rosalind, so Rosalind, Celia and touchstone flee under the aliases Ganymede and aliena. Sir Frederick leads a hunt to retrieve his daughter
Orlando barges in on duke senior in the forest demanding food, the duke accepts him into his company
Ganymede and aliena run into a shepard called Silvius who is in love with the disdain full phoebe, they then by a house near them.