Love is merely a madness.”
Shakespeare’s As You Like It is a pastoral comedy of its kind. The play caricatures Rosalind, one of Shakespeare’s greatest female characters and revolves around the love and play between four lovers, Orlando-Rosalind, Oliver-Celia. When Duke Ferdinand banishes Rosalind, his daughter Celia accompanies her to the Forest of Arden. Disguising themselves as Ganymede and Aliena, they meet several memorable characters in the forest.
As You Like It is filled with playfulness, songs and subtle charm of companionship. A perfect blend of co-incidences and fate, the play justifies that “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”